Stepping into Nuria is like being instantly transported to a different continent. From the distinct fragrances wafting in the air to the unique melodies playing in the background, every element screams “This isn’t Spain!”
The menu is an intriguing blend of familiar and foreign. While terms like ‘chicken’ and ‘lamb’ might be recognizable, it’s the likes of ‘injera‘, ‘mitmita‘, and ‘berbere‘ that truly pique your curiosity. As someone who often traverses Africa and the Middle East, I can attest that Nuria serves the most authentic samosas – with the vegetarian ones stealing the show – and the richest foul, a spicy broad bean stew.
The pièce de résistance is when the main course is unveiled. Served in a traditional wicker basket called ‘mesob‘, the food is meant to be savored using your hands, with ‘injera‘ acting as your edible utensil. For those unfamiliar with Ethiopian cuisine, the tasting menus – including a vegetarian option – are the perfect introduction.
Pair your meal with ‘tej‘, a honey-infused fermented wine, or an Ethiopian beer for the full experience. And for a grand finale, consider indulging in the coffee ceremony – but remember to mention it when booking your table. At Nuria, you’re not just eating; you’re embarking on a gastronomic adventure.