Luxury gastronomy in Madrid: a privilege for gourmets
Madrid is a city of huge gastronomic possibilities. The variety of restaurants in Madrid is enormous, with proposals that include all types of cuisine, from the traditional cuisine offered by the city’s century-old restaurants to the most avant-garde chefs with Michelin stars.
It is not surprising that gastronomic tourism is gaining momentum in the city, even grocery markets also have spaces for tasting and leisure such as the San Miguel or San Antón markets or language schools that propose Spanish cooking courses and languages while students live the city from their stomachs.
The Spanish and Gourmet Passion course of TANDEM Madrid is a good example of the perfect marriage between Spanish and gastronomy. With this course, in addition to taking Spanish classes, the most demanding foodies can live gastronomic experiences in different places in Madrid and you will see that it is a city that not only conquers by the hospitality of those who live there but also by the palate.
To complete this gourmet experience, you can stay at the Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel, an exclusive five-star hotel located in the central Plaza de Colón, a trendy gastronomic area of Madrid. In fact, you won’t have to travel much to enjoy one of the best restaurants in town.
Inside the Gran Meliá Fénix Hotel is Burgundy, a restaurant with the seal of chef David Marcano, a participant in the 4th edition of Top Chef, who signs modern seasonal dishes made with the best products on the market. A menu that is completed with an excellent wine cellar that complements each dish and places the Burgundy as a gastronomic and oenological reference to the city. And for an even more gourmet evening, what better than a signature cocktail at the famous DRY Martini Bar by Javier de las Muelas?
Another plan for gourmets is to get to know the Michelin restaurants in Madrid. Did you know that in the 2018 edition a total of 17 establishments in the city received some of its renowned stars? DiverXO (C/ Padre Damián, 23), of the original chef David Muñoz is the only one in Madrid with the Michelin 3* at the moment.
Near the Great Phoenix Melia, you can find other seven Michelin restaurants, one for each day of the week: Coque (C/ Marqués de Riscal, 11), DSTAgE (C/ Regueros, 8) and Ramón Freixa Madrid (C/ Claudio Coello, 67), with 2*; and Álbora (C/ Jorge Juan, 33), La Cabra (C/ Francisco de Rojas, 2), Lúa (Pº Eduardo Dato, 5) and Punto MX (C/ General Pardiñas, 40), with 1*.
In addition to national chefs, Madrid also offers haute cuisine from other countries around the world. So varied and of such good quality that we would almost dare to say that it is possible to experience a culinary tour around the world without leaving the city through the dishes of its most international gourmet restaurants.
For example, we can enjoy the best Italian cuisine at Don Giovanni, Belgian food at Etienne Bastaits, classic French dishes at Lafayette, Portuguese specialities at Tras os Montes, Nikkei food at Ronda 14, Thai flavours at Thai Garden 2112, Moroccan haute cuisine at Al Mounia or Lebanese specialities at Du Liban, to name but a few.
As the motto of Madrid Gastrofestival 2018, the annual event that promotes the city as a gastronomic destination with numerous additional cultural and tourist attractions, says it well, you have a whole Madrid to eat it up.