Madrid 2013: Museo de Jamon
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This is a chain restaurant that specializes in ham or jamon in Spanish. They take their ham very seriously here with some cuts going for a hundred euros a kg. The most expensive that you can buy at a nearby market was 200EUR a kg. I saw this on a TV program “Rick Stevens” where he travels around Madrid.
There are two ways to eat here. You can order at the bar or sit upstairs and have it served to you. It’s a bit cheaper to eat down at the bar but there was no room at all so we sat upstairs. We were about to go on a Tapas Tour in an hour so we were pressed for time. Even though the service was hit or miss, we managed to finish and get out on time.
All I remember from the menu was that you can either have your ham in on a small roll or just the ham on a platter with free bread. They also served various cheeses, beer, and wine as well.
We got the combo platter with a few different types of ham and a type of cheeses. The best one out of the bunch was iberico ham, which is the most expensive cut of ham. There were also Serrano Ham and Churizo.
If you can manage to find a place at the bar, I would definitely come here to try out some ham. It won’t be the best ham Spain has to offer but it definitely has a large variety of ham. This ham is much better than your normal supermarket ham back in the states.
My wife thoroughly enjoyed it. She’s a big fan of ham but after this experience, I’m not sure if she can buy supermarket ham every again.