For a few weeks now, I’ve been champing at the bit to visit La Bodega in Riogordo, a new little bar in our nearby town. Friends had visited several times already, and told me ‘Lynz, you’ll love it‘, They weren’t wrong.
Tucked away down a cobbled street just off the plaza in the centre of the town, La Bodega’s sign is lit. Behind a curtain, and down the stairs, is a lovely reformed wine cellar , with traditional stone bench seats, wooden bar and cosy nooks heated with under table coal braziers . A hidden gem.
House wines from Ribero del duero & Rioja were copiously enjoyed and served with tapas of mini molletes, local cured cheese and jamon. Locals were so welcoming and invited us to sample the home-made Moscatel, which was deliciously and unusually dry for the area.
It was a welcomed change to visit, and a place we will return to again and again .
Hasta Luego La Bodega.