La Matilde Restaurante is one of the most welcoming and down to earth places I've ever been to. There was only one member of staff outside the kitchen, the waiter and sommelier, and he was lovely.
He suggested we try the 'chef's special' menu, which was all a surprise, according to what the chef felt like cooking that day and what ingredients he had. First course was a fresh garden salad with caramelised onion sorbet, cheese from Aragon and foie gras.
Followed by a trio consisting in frog legs with egg and dill 'coulis', Porcini mushrooms with quince mayonnaise and breaded Camembert cheese with tomato marmalade.
The third course was white finned tuna, mussels and shrimps in fish and tomato cream with a drop of olive cream to 'play with the flavours'.
Dessert was a base of caramel topped with kiwi and pineapple carpaccio, prunes dipped in Armagnac, chestnut cake, biscuit mousse and bourbon vanilla ice-cream.
Quirky, welcoming and unique, I recommend La Matilde to anyone passing by Zaragoza.