Saturday, 9 August 2014

Tryst with history

".. because when life throws lemons at you, collect them, cut them up, and enjoy with some tequila and salt!"

There's hardly anything more blissful than unwinding the Spanish way with a dear friend after an enormously exhausting month. However, nothing in the world prepares you for accidentally bumping into the oldest restaurant in the world (Sobrino de Botínwhile taking a lazy walk down a tiny alley in the capital city and then getting a chance to dine in! @that tequila-shot moment :D

Sobrino de Botín
The entire structure of the restaurant, on display
The certificate
The restaurant has four floors. The ground floor has three big kitchens, the reception and the alcohol stock on display. The first floor hosts the guests and has an additional working kitchen. The second floor is mostly for personal use and provides services. Finally, the cellar is completely made of stone and is the coziest (and perhaps the most romantic) place to dine in! :)

Ground floor, and alcohol stock
Jewels, in the shape of certificates and merits,
adorning the walls
Translation: year 1725
The head chef with the suckling pig, the specialty
of the restaurant
The 18th century firewood oven
The cellar
Guests being entertained
Stairway to heaven :)
The mug which Sangria came in
Free service
and that's when the evening turned from nice to magical! :)


  1. I'm sure it must have one memorable experience...wonderful...

  2. Wow. I had no idea about the 'oldest' restaurant. And the photographs are interesting... On my must visit places now :)

    1. thank you. and yes, a must-see. it's not necessarily a must-eat, given that it is quite expensive. but hey, splurging is the other name for traveling right? ;)

  3. What an experience ! nice to know about this restaurant ... :-)