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Gazpacho y Morcilla – Super Spanish lunch video in El Escorial!

Today we take you out for another delicious Spanish learning lunch, this time in El Escorial, for a very smart menú del día experience in one of our favourite restaurants! See the vocab list below, and remember that the little cog symbol at the bottom of the video lets you slow us down to 0.75 or 0.5 speed if you need help with the speed of the Spanish.

Spanish vocabulary and phrases from the video

El Escorial es un pueblo/ciudad con mucho encanto – El Escorial is a really charming town

Tiene muchos restaurantes y terrazas muy agradables – It’s got lots of charming restaurants and bar terraces

Mucho bosque – Lots of forest

Nos casamos aquí en el ayuntamiento – We got married here in the town hall

Tiene una terraza a la que llevamos viniendo un montón de años – (The restaurant) has got a terrace that we’ve been coming to for years

Tiene unos castaños espectaculares – It’s got some spectacular horse chestnut trees

Siempre hay unos graditos menos que en Madrid – It’s always a few degrees cooler than in Madrid

¿Cómo es el menu de día aquí Ben? – What’s the set lunch menu like here, Ben?

De primero yo voy a tomar acelgas con patata – For the first course I’m having chard with potato

Se cuece primero y luego se rehoga… con aceite y ajo – First you boil it, then you sauté/gently fry it with oil and garlic

El gazpacho lleva… tomate, pepino, pimiento, cebolla y ajo – The gazpacho is made with tomato, cucumber, pepper, onion and garlic

Todo esto se aliña con sal, aceite y vinagre – All of this is dressed with salt, oil and vinegar

También se puede añadir un poquito de pan remojado para darle un poquito de espesor o textura – You can also add soaked bread to add a bit of texture or thickness

De segundo yo voy a tomar filete de atún con mayonesa de soja – For the second course I’m going to have filet of tuna with soya mayonnaise

Aunque parece carne, es pescado – Although it looks like meat, it’s fish

Huevos fritos con morcilla – Fried eggs with black pudding

La morcilla está hecha con sangre y arroz – Morcilla is made with blood and rice

¿Qué pasa con los postres? – What about the desserts?

Yo no soy muy de tomar azúcar – I don’t like sugar much

Hacen unas tartas espectaculares – They make some amazing tarts/pies

La tarta de chocolate o la tarta de frambuesas – The chocolate tart or the raspberry tart

Caseras y super ricas (las tartas) – Homemade and delicious (the tarts)

¿Qué habrías tomado tú en este restaurante? – What would you have eaten in this restaurant?

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