When we first moved to Spain, David and I decided our mission was to try every restaurant in our neighborhood (no small task in Huertas) but a few months later, I’ve had it up to the proverbial “here” with mediocre tortillas and various other combinations of potatoes and eggs (my dietary restrictions seriously limit my options in most establishments). Instead, for our anniversary, we got all fancied up and decided to try something different: Olsen, a Scandinavian restaurant just steps from our apartment.
They start you out with homemade bagels and then we shared the corn soup with smoked salmon and crème fraîche (so perfect) and the parmesan crusted chicken with sweet carrots. All of the flavors were fresh, balanced and to my delight, focused neither on potatoes nor eggs.
Meals were in the 10-15€ range (for weekend brunch 23€) but they also offer a Menu del Dia (most restaurants in Spain offer week-day lunch specials that include a drink, two courses and a dessert for a reasonable price) for around 14€.