Later that evening, my friends Zahra and Soo arrived to the apartment and we spent the evening unpacking and settling in. Skip ahead to Sunday and we had a truly Spanish day. We embraced the 3:00PM lunch time with a menu del día (menu of the day). At 12E, each person gets a drink choice, appetizer, entree, and postre (dessert). We decided that we wanted to try a lot of unique Spanish dishes and each ordered something different to share.
|Gazpacho (A Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold)|
|Ensalada con atún (Salad with tuna--this is very typical)|
|Paella (A Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc)|
|Churrasco de la Ternera a la Parilla (Grilled beef rib with potato fries and roasted red peppers)|
|Another dish with Ternero--it was very tender!|
|Tortilla Española (a thick egg omelet made with potatoes and cooked in olive oil)|
|Flan de huevo (egg custard with a typical Spanish cookie)|
|Flan (custard with caramel)|
|Helado (ice cream)|
Later Sunday evening Zahra, Soo, and I met up with some other NYU students around 7PM and went to El Jardín Secreto (The Secret Garden) for some drinks. It was a cute place and I got a blended fruit juice drink and we all shared a brownie/ice cream/fruit dessert. Everything was great!
|El Palacio Royal (The Royal Palace)|
|El Senado de Madrid (The Senate)|
Vale (Okay!), the Spaniards use this word in just about every sentence!