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Calçotades in Madrid

By | 15 October, 2015 | 0 comments

calçots madridMadrid has always been a melting pot of cuisines from all over Spain and Catalan cuisine is no exception. Now that the cold is arriving so do the calçots, one of the most traditional and delicious products of Catalan gastronomy, accompanied by the famous romesco sauce. The calçot is like a long spring onion that is typical from the interior regions of Catalonia and it is cooked on the grill and then dipped in the sauce. In Madrid, you can enjoy it in restaurants such as La Huerta de Casa Ricardo (Avenida Ciudad de Barcelona, 5), where they even give you a bib to prevent any potential stains derived from eating them. As well as the star product, they also serve snails, grilled vegetables, excellent fish dishes and the classic crema catalana, the Catalan version of crème brûlée, all at affordable prices.

Another Catalan cuisine restaurant in the Spanish capital is Can Punyetes, which has two restaurants: one in the Habsburg district (Madrid de los Austrias), on Calle Señores de Luzón, 5, very close to our hotel in the center of Madrid; and the other in the Las Letras district, on Calle San Agustín, 9. Calçots season goes from November to April, although it may move forwards or backwards depending on the year, which should be no impediment to try products from this cuisine that is sometimes overshadowed by more striking cuisines such as the Basque and Galician.

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High Terraces

By | 23 June, 2014 | 0 comments

Azotea circulo bellas artesTo the consolidated tradition of cañas (small beers) in the many and varied terraces in Madrid, there is a new fashion that has been added to it which is to do it a few dozen feet from the ground. This is how there are places that have emerged at different heights that they add the pleasure of enjoying a rooftop view of Madrid while you have a nice refreshing beer or a mojito.

At Tirso de Molina, on Calle Doctor Cortezo, 17, we find Casa de Granada, a regional bar, as the name indicates, that has recently renovated its facilities. Also worth checking out is Gaudeamus (Gau&Café), in the heart of Lavapiés, which you can go to through the library of the UNED (building of Escuelas Pías), on Calle Tribulete, 14.

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