RESTAURANTE DEL HIERRO, JALON 692738016
Good lunch in an empty venue
The town of Jalon lies almost exactly on the Greenwich meridian and the Calle Mayor runs due north from the Plaza Mayor. It is a narrow street with a few shops and bars and at number 11 is the restaurant Del Hierro. It is not clear how it acquired this name “Of Iron” as it has traded as Indonesian, Chinese and rice restaurants over the past twenty years or so.
On entering the restaurant there is an intimate setting with table linen service, an attractive bar and interesting Spanish tiles on the walls.
In the back there is a larger room with the same decor but which was closed as we were the only customers for lunch.
The menu del día costs €16 including pan and alioli but not any drinks. Two of our party went for the menu and the others opted for à la carte. The menu lunchers chose a substantial dish of canelones and a pate with strawberries and figs.
The others had gambas al ajillo (€5.50) that were in need of some extra salt for flavour.
For main course the choices were medallions of solomillo of pork (€13.50 when not on the menu del día), magret de pato (€14) and stone grilled entrecote (€16.80). All well presented and tasty although one the solomillos was a little chewy.
On the wine front our host selected a Rueda Verdejo called Vega Mascan (€13) and a Vegamar Merlot (€12). Both pleasant. Together with coffees and brandies our pleasant lunch in the heart of Jalon cost €29.62 p.p.