Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

Flavours of India

Categories: Food & Drink June 1, 2016
 In Madrid there are lots of restaurants specialising in Indian cuisine. This dish is from Benares.

In Madrid there are lots of restaurants specialising in Indian cuisine. This dish is from Benares.

From 23 to 26 June, Madrid will be playing host to the entire Bollywood film industry as the city celebrates the annual prizes awarded by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA). To get a feel for the occasion, you could go to Lavapiés, where most of Madrid’s Indian population lives, and eat chicken Tikka Masala, Naan bread fresh from the oven or Tandoor, plus curries packed with spices and hot flavours in these Indian restaurants that have made themselves at home in the Spanish capital. Read more

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Just Opened!

La vaquería montañesa Categories: Entertainment
February 12, 2016

Bars, shops, restaurants – the wave of new openings sweeping over the Spanish capital is relentless. It’s hard to keep up. So whether you’re an intrepid traveller hoping to discover the coolest hidden hotspots or a local looking to stay ahead of the curve, here are four of the newest additions to Madrid’s ongoing metamorphosis. …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Raising The Bar: Casa Dani

casadanifood1 Categories: Food & Drink
February 4, 2016

Madrid’s characterful old bars and tabernas are monuments in their own right. These living, breathing, drinking time capsules are as much a part of history as they are an enduring feature of daily life. In Madrid, bars are not merely drinking holes; they are ground-dwelling extensions of residents’ living-rooms. Places to meet, eat, chat, read, …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Madrid’s Best Coffee

Toma Café Categories: Food & Drink
June 24, 2015

While foreign visitors in Madrid may marvel at their coffee’s potency, other important components such as the coffee grain, milk, and more importantly -flavour- sometimes leave a lot to be desired.  Things are changing for the better though, and the economic crisis has spurred a new generation of enterprising cafés and innovative baristas. Looking …

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Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

A day in Platea

plateadest-150x150 Categories: Food & Drink
May 22, 2015

When someone asks me what Platea is, I almost have to take a deep breath so I can explain in one go, all that it encompasses. It could be summed up as a superb gastronomy space on almost 6,000 square metres, with the signature of renowned chefs (6 Michelin stars). But it’s much more than …

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Rebecca Moy Rebecca Moy

Tapas in Madrid: Bite-Sized Tradition

Tapas Categories: Others
December 4, 2013

The way to my heart is most definitely through my stomach, and Madrid has won me over tapa after tapa. Tapas are generally small portions of food served in most typical bars and restaurants in Madrid and provide one of the easiest and most authentic ways to try out the capital’s traditional cuisine.

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Silvia Roba Silvia Roba

Madrid gastronomy

Categories: Food & Drink
November 26, 2013

Just as we have a Royal Academy of Language that monitors the correct use of Spanish, there is also a Royal Academy of Gastronomy founded on the conviction that food and the way it is prepared has always been at the very heart of our culture. Studying and promoting this important heritage is the …

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