While staying overnight at the Hotel Villa de Ábalos, I highly recommend eating supper there. When you make your reservation, be sure to let them know you would like to dine as well. It is a truly home-cooked, Spanish meal. The menu changes with the seasons and the availability of fresh ingredients. Here is the carta as provided during my visit:
These little gems were presented to start the meal:
The two appetizers were creative and delicious. The first was a leeks and spinach terrine that you see in the next photo:
The other appetizer was a sautéed vegetable medley that I was so anxious to eat, I forgot to snap a photo. But, next came the entrée, and what a fantastic one it was. Slowly cooked oxtail then removed from the bone and placed inside a sort of dumpling with a very nice sauce, as you see in the next photo:
This incredible meal was finished with a warm almond cake and vanilla ice-cream that truly hit the spot:
All this was served in a pleasant dining room you see here:
I would also like to mention the owner of this fine hotel makes his own wine, which is very good, especially the white. A bottle with dinner or afterwards is a great addition to the meal. Here’s a photo of the bottle:
When traveling, be sure to enjoy the local cuisine as much as possible.