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

Lost in La Latina

Cafe Pavón, La Latina Categories: Entertainment, Shopping
April 19, 2016

La Latina is a labyrinth of bars, restaurants and bullish antiquarians. The sheer quantity of places on offer is staggering and, if you’re anything like me, when you enter into the over-filled fray you have absolutely no idea how to distinguish between the good and the bad. So why not consult the experts? While …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Just Opened! Second Edition

Just Opened! Categories: Food & Drink, Shopping
April 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

Madrid’s Young Food Talent Vol. 2

Buns & Bones Categories: Food & Drink
December 2, 2015

Madrid is fast securing its place as one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. The Spanish capital has over 3,100 restaurants, a sprawling network of vibrant neighbourhood food markets, and a growing arsenal of Michelin stars under its belt. …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Madrid’s Young Food Talent

Hanso Café Categories: Food & Drink
October 21, 2015

Madrid is fast securing its place as one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. The Spanish capital has over 3,100 restaurants, a sprawling network of vibrant neighbourhood food markets, and a growing arsenal of Michelin stars under its belt.  In case you missed the memo, last year five new restaurants were awarded stars for …

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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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Meeting in MEATing

I.-Dario-Barrio.-24-de-oct. Categories: Food & Drink
January 29, 2013

At last, on Monday I settled my debt with my neighbours over the way. I’d been wanting to go to the MEATing restaurant (Villalar, 4), right opposite dASSA bASSA, for ages. Since they opened, I’m always bumping into Vicente Lorente, the restaurant’s owner and key figure. He’s a great guy, originally from the art …

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