CASA SUSI, MASSEROF 609725356
Lunch in the vineyard
Over five years have passed by since we last had lunch at Casa Susi and this family run restaurant, located at km5.5 on the road from Jalon to Sierra Bernia, has now achieved an extra star.
There are two menus del día priced at €17 and €19 for three courses and as much Jalon wine as you can drink included in the price.
The restaurant is surrounded by vineyards and the mountain scenery is stunning. Being a hot sunny day everyone chose to dine on the shaded terrace rather than inside.
Susi brought us a tapa of a chicken skewer to accompany our first bottle of Jalon wine.
Some of us followed this up with a delicious gazpacho and others with a large fresh salad.
We then all chose the house speciality of lamb with almonds and raisins cooked in a Morrocan Tajin.
Whilst we were enjoying this a musician appeared and entertained us for about an hour.
Our host decided to try Susi´s own branded wine, which is not produced by the Jalon Coop but is still very modestly priced at just €2 a bottle!
We completed our lunch with fruit tarts and ice cream and Susi kindly brought us some mistellas with her compliments. Our lovely relaxing lunch in the vineyards cost €23.62 p.p. It was no surprise that Susi has now moved up to four star status.