An Evening in Castrojeriz

April 24, 2016

We were directed to the Casa Rural Castrojeriz by our good friends Dave and Patti who walked the Camino last   Fall. While they said the night would be a bit pricey, it would be a great splurge and well worth it.  And worth it, it was. 

Roberto, son of Gabriel, welcomed us with wide open arms. After showing us our room (house) he loaded up the wood oven with oak.

His Father, here with Franny and the leg-0-lamb, created a great roasted lamb recipe. 

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While the lamb baked we nibbled on a chorizo sandwich. At the next table Gabriel and his family ate lunch. They gave us a taste of the main, chicken breast stuffed with ham and smothered in a little tomato sauce. 

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Here is the father son team presenting the leg of lamb. Between dinner and next days lunch we ate the whole leg!

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Here is their faithful watchdog, Burro. 

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One of the best pleasures of staying in a Casa Rural, similar to a pension or hotel is having a bathtub for a long soak. We took a long soak, digested the lamb, did some reading and writing and slept soundly. No snorers in the room; no early risers packing for the Camino. Good night!