We finished last time on our way back from Madrid and de Salón de Gourmets. A trip of almost three hours along the dry landscape of La Mancha and Extremadura. Mainly covered with farms of olive trees, and closer to Cáceres miles after miles covered in oak trees where the Ibérico pigs are having a delicious dinner. A dinner that later will be even more delicious dinner for us.
We also had lunch in a restaurant whose building is an old cluster today restored into a hotel and restaurant but still have the character of its original shape. Some snacks of Ibores cheese, a cheese made from goats in the region protected by the D.O. A fish dish with cod, a meat course with pork and vegetables before we finished with a tasting of three desserts – chestnut, cream cheese ice-cream and a toasted almond cake. Great lunch served with a great bottle of Dom Ruinart Champagne made this trip excellent. An hour later we´re back in Caceres after a great journey in Madrid with lots of new impressions and a bag of lemons that I got from the garden of the restaurant we had lunch at. Enjoy my recipe of fresh lemonade made from the fresh lemons. Perfect as a refresher in the sun!
2 l water
10 leaves of mint
15 leaves of lemon verbena
30g ginger, in thin slices
1. Wash the lemons and the Yuzu and peel with a peeler, squeeze out the juice
2. Bring water and sugar up to boil
3. Add the lemon and Yuzu peel, the juice and the herbs.
4. Let it cool and macerate to the next day. Serve with ice and if you want a dash of rum.