Cervecería Pittu, Madrid, 1/21/18

entrance
entrance

Cervecería Pittu has about 8 small tables inside along the bench seat walls.  A half dozen bar stools also are inside and there is a lot of patio seating.  The place has lots of brown wood, mementos on the walls and several televisions playing sports.  Paper napkins and mats set up the tables.  Service was friendly but with limited English.  The menu is large and most seemed to be eating rather than just there to drink.  There is a different price for things served on the terrace (higher) than inside and several items come in half and whole size.  

building
building
interior
interior
interior
interior
interior
interior
Frankie liked the pillow with a cat
Frankie liked the pillow with a cat
menu cover
menu cover
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2
menu 3
menu 3
menu 4
menu 4

 

Tables are set with bread and we ordered a bottle of wine and one of still water.

bread
bread
wine
wine
Frankie played on the water
Frankie played on the water
specials board
interior

 

We started with 2 of their “croquetas caseras”.  The Jamón or ham ones were crunchy and stuffed with a creamy filing dotted with bits of ham.  They were mild but pleasant.  The “cabrales” or Asturias blue cheese ones looked very similar and also had a creamy interior but with a mild blue cheese flavor.  Both came with dipping sauces and I preferred the one that came with the blue cheese for both crispy croquettes.

Asturias blue cheese croquetes
Asturias blue cheese croquetes
closer
closer
inside
inside blue cheese
fritter w/ orange sauce
Croquetas caseras de Jamón: ham croquettes
clsoer
closer
inside
inside ham
Frankie struck a pose
Frankie struck a pose

 

“Fabada Asturiana” was a bean stew with pork that is typical of Asturias.  It was filled with giant white beans, blood sausage, red sausage and chunks of pork belly.  The beans were oh so tender and luscious.  The various meats added wonderful flavor.  It was terrific and just bursting with taste.

beans
Fabada Asturiana: Bean stew with pork typical from Asturias
another angle
another angle
Frankie enjoyed the art
Frankie enjoyed the art

 

 

“Rabo de Toro” was a special that day and it was a combination of oxtail and potato.  The meat was tender and tasty and still attached to the bones.  The potatoes were cooked to soft perfection all in a reduced gravy that was just lovely.  Comfort food on steroids.  I’d come back here.

braised meat
Rabo de Toro: oxtail and potatoes
detail
detail
Frankie suggested using the bread
Frankie suggested using the bread
window
window
outside sign
outside sign
Frankie and a plant
Frankie and a plastic plant

 

2 thoughts on “Cervecería Pittu, Madrid, 1/21/18

  1. That Frankie is just too cute! I luv this place….I think it’s cool how they have the English translation on the menu items. Do you have the app on your phone that does translation for you? Good job!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It’s fun posing her around places and staff usually get relaxed when they pose with her. It’s particularly interesting to see what pose a chef adopts when they hold her for a photo. She’s an ice breaker for sure!

      Lately I’ve encountered several places that have the English translations right on the native language menu. I prefer that (to separate menus) as sometimes the translations aren’t great. We’ve come to recognize a number of food terms in other languages, but yes we also use google translate and other apps and then my husband has some food dictionaries in other languages on his phone.

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