4/26/10

First Meal in Madrid: Churros con Chocolat

I'm back from Madrid!!! I had a great time visiting Spain for the first time in my life. Great architecture, beautiful botanical gardens, interesting museums, a lot of walking, and of course food! And, obviously, it was great vacationing with my twin, Anna, and our friend Radha.

Here is the first of several posts about food.
Anna said that the first meal in Spain should be churros and chocolate. Radha and I were happy to oblige. After an overnight flight, checking into our apartment and resting for a few minutes, we went out in search of churros. Luckily, the place was less than 10 minutes from our apartment.


Here are Anna and Radha waiting for our food! Both Anna and I ordered chocolate, while Radha went for coffee. The three of us decided to share an order of churros.


The chocolate was incredibly dark, rich, creamy and smooth. It was the consistency of thin sour cream. We could have easily shared one cup amongst the three of us.


The churros were golden, crisp, slightly greasy and oh so delicious.


The best way to eat churros was by dipping them in the hot chocolate! Decadence beyond words.


Here's Anna enjoying her food.
Ok, not the most flattering photo of me, but you can see my new favorite pretty nail polish by Esse :) (Neo Whimsical).

17 comments:

Maria said...

What a fun treat!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Awesome. I love fried treats :D

grace said...

frankly, i can't think of a better way to say hello to madrid!

Sophie said...

Welcome back!!

I so love Spain & Madrid too! My husband went there for buisness a couple of times & he loved the city!

Every time when we are on holiday, we eat at least 2 times churros con chocolate !!! It is a real morning treat! Rich, but ooh so delicious!

Lovely pictures too!

AdiĆ³s!

5 Star Foodie said...

Welcome back! What an awesome treat! I remember having a hot chocolate just like this when we were in Spain, so good!

Veggie Belly said...

looks like a delicious vacation!

Bren said...

Was this place in a caddy corner, kind of obscurely placed?? If so, I've been there!!! Like at 2 am after having performed in front of 3k people!! I looooved it! It was so packed that we had to share bar space with some people just to eat our churros with a bowl of hot chocolate. I need to find those pictures! I'm so glad you had a great time!

Lisa Shapiro said...

Oh my goodness. Your sister looks so much like you. I wonder if I would be able to tell you apart. I noticed that her hair is shorter and your nail polish is purdy! ;)

The Duo Dishes said...

Noted! The first meal to Spain will be churros and chocolate. :)

BlueToYou said...

yum yum yum! and i love the new look of MangoTomato!

Paz said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a wonderful time. A good friend of mine lives in Madrid but I haven't been there in a long while.

OMG! I have been planning on making churros. I have my recipe out and everything. I just need time. I love your photos with the chocolate. It looks really good. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Paz

K said...

Now THAT is a great way to start a trip off right!

Sasha said...

That chocolate sauce looks yummy...and I like the nail polish too ; )

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Omg churros!!! With chocolate and here additionally with dulce de leche!

Cheers,

Gera

Megan said...

Welcome back! Those churros look fabulous. They look so crisp and golden -- almost like french fries. I bet they were amazing with the chocolate. Love the nail polish and love the cute names nail polishes have.

cia007girl said...

how i love getting things my way :)

WineShop said...

Oh that chocolate is just making my mouth water. I love churros on a cold day with lots of sugar and cinnamon.

Really great photos!