Last Night in Madrid, and the Best Italian Food!

Dan Goldwasser Spain (2010)

I got about two hours of naptime before waking up to meet up with everyone in the lobby downstairs.  We headed over to an Italian restaurant where a bunch of the guests were going to eat, but Giacchino and his group (as well as myself) were only going to get drinks, and then get dinner elsewhere with Maria’s friends.  This restaurant was in a bit of a tight space, and with eight of us standing by the bar for drinks, we were told that we were blocking the kitchen – so we headed to another place, where we were able to get our drinks and meet up with Maria’s friends.

By the time we were finally heading out to get food, it was well after 11:30pm, and as we soon discovered, many things were closed.  We did, however, manage to find an Italian restaurant: Come Prima.  We had more drinks, and I ordered the Ravioli All’Emiliano.  I wasn’t entirely sure what was in it, but the ingredients listed sounded good.  I didn’t read closely though – apparently it was foi gras.  That being said, it was absolutely delicious, and one of the best Italian meals I’ve had in ages.  The waiter gave us some lemoncello on the house as a capper, and then we were off again.

The others were all going out to get more drinks, but it was 1am, though, and I had to wake up at 6:30am to pack and leave for the airport at 7:30am.  So I bid my farewells, and then walked back to the hotel, which took about 20 minutes or so.  The city was quiet, and the night was warm but enjoyable.  The only thing I regret was not being able to say goodbye to everyone who was at the first restaurant – although I know I’ll see most of them in LA anyways.