Thursday, February 27, 2014

Remembering Madrid's Chocolateria San Gines

Did you say chocolate and churros? That's right! If I'd eat this right now, I'd probably not taste the savory sweetness of the chocolate since I've lost my taste buds due to chemo, but it's certainly sweet to remember how the chocolate dipped churros tasted one morning in the city of Madrid.

Kepi and I walked from our hotel to the Chocolateria San Gines. It was a good 30 minute walk. When we got there which was about 9 AM, there was already a long line of locals and tourists eager to taste the shop's specialty. We could smell the whiff of freshly made churros and the warm, sweet, thick chocolate permeating the air.

The Chocolatería San Ginés is a café at Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5, in central Madrid, in a passageway close to San Ginés church, west of the Puerta del Sol. It has served principally chocolate con churros since 1894. (Wikipedia)

 We walked from our hotel to San Gines for a breakfast of chocolate and churros.

 That's what I'm talking about - pure, rich, thick chocolate.

 The churros were served straight from the kitchen. They were fresh, warm and ready for a good ol' chocolate dunking.

 You know a place is really good when people line up for it. The line was long when we get there. Also, just a suggestion, be quick to snag a table when you can because they get snagged quickly. Be warned that the place is crowded at times especially at breakfast, but I think it's all worth it.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014