El Bernardino, Segovia, return…

I’ve been to El Bernardino in Segovia, Spain, many times. It’s a popular restaurant, but don’t let that bother you. Simply go a little earlier than the usual meal time. You’ll have a seat, great service, and darn good food.

DSC_2897Of course, they do a delicious cochinillo here, have a great wine list, but don’t miss the ponche segoviano dessert seen below:

IMG_1841The dessert is worth a stop here. I did mention the wine, and here’s a tasty bottle you can find most anywhere.

IMG_1840The albariño wine goes with many things. Enjoy every meal. Take your time, too!

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Asador Don Jose, Peñafiel, Spain

Spain maintains its food traditions to an extremely high level. This is one of things I enjoy about visiting Spain, the consistent traditions. Well, at Asador Don Jose, you’ll find some fantastic lechazo, roast lamb that is, prepared exactly right.

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This is a simple place, with friendly owners who are truly pleased to have you. I was walking this area when I noticed two local couples chatting, waiting for the restaurant to open. Surely, that’s a good sign. Inside, you’ll find a cosy dining room:

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And the aroma coming from the nearby kitchen will set your appetite up for the tasty delights. Sorry, I didn’t catch a photo of the food because I was enjoying the wine seen below:

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Enjoyed a great meal that filled me up for the rest of the day. Seriously, this is something to enjoy with a group. Best to walk up to the castle afterward to burn it off.

Casa de Tepa, Astorga, Spain

Casa de Tepa is the type of unique accommodation that I enjoy most. It has the unique taste and style of the owners as well as plenty of history. Tucked behind a wall, you’ll find this place complete with a lovely courtyard which is perfect for relaxing after a long day of business or touring.

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As for rooms, there are plenty to choose from. Here’s a large one in which I stayed.

DSC_2765And the view from the other side:

DSC_2766And here’s a view of the spacious bathroom:

DSC_2767Plenty of space with all the fine toiletries you would expect. Then there are the common areas:

DSC_2771There are several:

DSC_2769Plus, a charming staff, delicious breakfast? What more could you want. If you’re in the Astorga area, I can highly recommend this place.

Sharpening Knives, Spain

While in Oviedo, Spain, I spotted this fellow sharpening knives outside a popular restaurant.

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His bicycle powered grinding wheel was quite fascinating, providing both transportation and the means to conduct his business. While I watched, a waiter took one of the knives in to the chef and then returned to request more work on it. Low-tech for sure, yet very functional. Impressive in its utility and economy. Such is life in Spain. Always interesting.