Best Octopus in the hospital ever !!!
- bigotes Nov 20, 2009 12:09 AM
Hey I fell like I haven't posted anything for so long .... probably months if not almost a year !!!
But the Octopus I'm talking about is so good that I was just moved to pass the information along.
Don't get me wrong I have to talk about Sau Paolo and Buenos Aires along wit a fantastic trip to Oaxaca and Ixtapa ,, Vendimias etc . but i wil post about that later .....
Back to the Pulpo a la Gallega / Octopus in the style of Galicia
David Lynch would absolutly love the setting you have to go to (DF) the Hospital Español / Spanish Hospital on Ejercito Nacional 613 right next to polanco and inside the hospital is a restaurant called Salon Rojo .
You have to walk inside the hospital to get to a big dinning room well two or three now that there is no smoking in restaurants . In one of the dinnig roos there are two huge copper kettles in one Pulpo a la Gallega in the other one Carne al Caldeiro .
Simplicity at it's best !! the octopus cooked to perfefection served on a wood round plate with olive oil sea salt and pimenton picante with wood toohpicks because metal should not touch the octopus so says the tradition ! To acompany potatoes coocked in the same brooth with olive oil ,sea salt pimenton picante .The first time I ate there was about five years ago and I had been dreaming about it since . I was in Df a couple of weeks ago and I opened the news paper and there it was " Pulpo al Caldeiro Salon Rojo " I was jumping up an down I was so happy I told Solange we are having Octupus for breakfast at the hospital !! She just looked at me like ??? .... My expectations were more than surpased the octopus was as good as I remembered if not better. A friend of mine took me there for the first time to eat cocido gallego wich is a fantastic soup/meal in itself they do that once a month these restaurant is like a well kept secret from the spanish comunity in Mexico city prices are very reasonable good wine selection , spanish of course .Once a year they bring a Pulpeiro from Galicia who is an octopus specialist (cooking octopus there is a religion) to do a festival .
The festival will go on to december 20 th
So if you are in mexico city and like octopus don't miss it !!
The carne al caldeiro was shot rib cooked in a broth in the coper kettle pot served with olive oil,sea salt and pimenton picante !! with of course the same potatoes ..
It was really good too honest stick to your ribs home cooking from Galicia in the spanish hospital in df ??
I wil post pictures later just wanted to share the octopus before I take for ever to post and the festival would be over .
Good to hear that Pulpos a la Gallega is available, because everywhere else I've eaten it in restaurants in Mexico, it's been nothing like the real stuff.
Andale! I'm putting this on my list for next time I'm in DF. You mean Solange isn't used to your madness by now?Hahahaha.
Hey, keep those reports coming, can't wait to hear about Sao Paulo.