Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Porrue, a gem of a restaurant in Bilbao, Spain

After touring the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, we walked little over a block to Porrue. Porrue is not a big restaurant my any means but it is big on its food.
 I love the leek logo on the door to the kitchen.
  The bar with another painting of a leek.

A perfect way to start out the meal with a glass of cava, Juve y Camps Gran Reserva.
 We have never had this cava before.  It was excellent and I see it is available in the states.
 Started with a bowl of a leek soup.  Sublime flavors.
With our meal, we had a 2011 bottle of Numanthia.  One of my favorites.
Our next dish was grilled mushrooms dressed with an egg that had been slowly cooked.  The mushrooms just melted in your mouth.
The beautifully sliced Jamon Iberico Belotta was served on a very thin cracker on a piece of black slate.  The waiter then proceeded to hammer to jamon with a mallet, thus breaking the cracker up into smaller pieces.
As if I was not already full, our entree arrived, suckling lamb that had been roasted for 24 hours served with some fried potatoes and a refreshing green salad.  The lamb just fell off the bone and was so flavorful.  It was a hard choice to make because some of the other entrees intrigued us too; roast suckling pig confit, bull tail stew, steak tartare, grilled cod, baby eels....

It was a great meal and thank goodness there was walking involved after.

PORRUE
Alameda Rekalde 4
Bilbao, Spain
#34 94 423 13 13
www.porrue.com




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