I now have a new personal favorite restaurant (with the other one been located in Izmir, Turkey - I will cover it in future, when will plan a trip to Turkey) - Meson del Asador in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
We went here just shorty after checked in Hotel Exe Guadalete, located few blocks from this restaurant. At start it looked just like just another restaurant, let's say nothing special. We were brought our menus, we started to look through, nothing interesting popped out. So randomly on good luck we opted for Iberian steak mix. As well we had red that Jerez is a famous of it's sherry making traditions, and Jerez de la Frontera might be actually even the birthplace of sherry, thus some argue that it originated in Shiraz, Persia. We ordered a glass of fino sherry wine to give it a try.
Menu at Meson del Asador
As you can see, there are many items to choose from, which makes it even harder for restaurant visitors. After I opted for a plate of Iberian steak mix, waiter with a help of sign language (Little to no English here) showed me something, which at that moment I understood means will be cooked on the grill, instead of pan. It turned out, I was wrong, he tried to ask me - would I love to cook my steak by my own, or let it to handle to their chef, and I replied, even don't realizing, that I asked to bring the grill to me, so I can cook our meal tonight.
Fino sherry wine
I actually didn't tried it, but my partner told me - it's good one, and I believe her. Fino ("refined" in Spanish) is the driest and palest of the traditional varieties of Sherry and Montilla-Moriles fortified wine. They are consumed comparatively young, and unlike the sweeter varieties should be consumed soon after the bottle is opened as exposure to air can cause them to lose their flavor within hours.
Iberian steak mix
Above plate were brought to us with selection of finest Iberian steaks, the steaks were unprepared yet, and I had to grill them by my own.
Author of this blog captured in action - grilling Iberian steak
Fun, thus unexpected experience.
Iberian steak on grill
Iberian steak served with chips
Mmm, juicy, delicious, there is a reason I call Meson del Asador restaurant my new favorite.
Meson del Asador restaurant in Jerez de la Frontera
The Bottom Line
We spent a few hours at this place in a very pleasant atmosphere, for a chance to grill my steak by my own we paid EUR 40.00 (including tips). I will return to this place by the first chance. Highly recommended!