Great meal, of which the highlights were a brilliant lobster salad starter and succulent beef cheek half-entree.
I'm not generally a fan of lobster, but this tasted how you imagine lobster should taste. The dressing on the salad beautifully balanced the lobster and the greens.
The beef cheeks had a amazingly soft smooth texture and had a deep beef flavor that was matched by the complex gravy.
The wine--a tempranillo based claret suggested by the host--was a surprise. On it's own, it was mild and no more than pleasant; paired with the food, it came to life.
I also had a half-entree of slow cooked pork which was just good. I was a bit puzzled that there were parts that were a bit dry and I didn't think the dash of sauce it came with did much for the flavor. That said, it came with a sprig of a herb which made the flavor of the pork pop--though unfortunately it was only one sprig.
The amuse bouche, a berry/tomato gazpacho was pleasant.
The atmosphere was comfortable. (Though was ambivalent about the decorative green apples at the tables.) The service was both formal and relaxed. When I explained my food senstivities, the patient, knowledgable host suggested that I could order half portions of the some of the main courses. Every course came with a new set of cutlery and plates.
Sadly, I couldn't have any of the desserts because of my sensitivities, but the meal was one I will always remember. Well worth the 47 Euros I paid.
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