10.05.2010 70 °F
It seems there is always a specific time to do things in Spain. You eat lunch at a specific time, then you have ice cream. If you go out before 6:00 pm you can have coffee, a coke or beer, but you don't have wine and you are not eating dinner before 8:00 pm at the earliest. This regiment doesn't always work with our schedule so we have gotten in the habit of making sure we get lunch.
Today we actually ended up at Bodega Quinta de la Quietud in Toro vs the other wineries I mentioned. This winery tour was originally set up by the hotel. The wine maker is a Frenchman who came to Spain to make wine without all of the restrictions of France and he does a very good job. There are 6 employees including him self.
Since we got a good food recommendation yesterday we asked where to go for lunch. When we got to the recommended restaurant they of course were not serving :-(
So we headed back to Salamanca and at at a place (Casa Paca) which was recommended by the hotel. They had the most extensive wine list and Troy got his suckling pig. I wanted to match my meal to the Toro wine we were drinking and had an ox steak. Wait to you see the pictures you won't believe I ate the whole thing (almost).
Tomorrow we head over to Segovia to see the Roman aqueducts and then down to Madrid. We are going to meet up with the LA couple we met in Barcelona and then Thursday & Friday we will meet up with Troy's work friends. JP on Thursday and Javier on Friday.