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Luxury gastronomy in the centre of Madrid

Eating in Madrid is a pleasure for the five senses: tasteful, varied and cheap gastronomy. The capital is one of the places with the best gastronomy of Spain and with exquisite dishes at cheap prices. Even the luxury restaurants in the centre of Madrid have affordable prices, so you can take pleasure in one of these places without spending a great quantity of money, specially if you compare their prices with those of Barcelona, where gastronomy is much more expensive.

Cuisine d’auteur

You will find one of the best gastronomic spaces of the cuisine d’auteur in a hotel in the area of Las Letras. It is a 4-star restaurant in the middle of Gran Vía, close to the Parliament building and with  some of the most typical specialties of Madrid, cooked by one of the best chefs of Spain: Paco Morales. This cookery master offers its traditional cuisine prepared with innovative techniques and tastes from all over the world to all those who want to live a unique experience. The menu includes a wide range of options for all tastes. Besides, the hotel features a roof terrace with views to Gran Vía and a luxury bar ideal for lounging during a leisure or a business trip in Madrid.

 Ibersotar Las Letras rooftop terrace, Madrid

Ibersotar Las Letras rooftop terrace, Madrid

Gourmet dishes and tapas

You cannot leave Madrid without enjoying a tapas and beers route in La Latina, going through San Miguel Market, near Plaza Mayor square. This market has created a tendency in the whole country, becoming a model in the refurbishing of local markets started in many cities of the national territory. These refurbishment works keep the markets’ originality and their special ambience. There are many different establishments in the market, including those offering an international cuisine and many typical Spanish specialties elaborated with care and innovative details, like the croquettes, Spanish omelette, pickled vegetables or the traditional canned food. Everything prepared with first quality products and with a wide variety of vegan and bio cuisine options.

 

Exclusive international cuisine

One of the great features of Madrid’s gastronomy is that it offers a perfect combination of the traditional stew and international restaurants that offer delicious dishes with tastes from all over the world: Japanese, Asian, Mexican, Peruvian, Creole, American, Russian cuisine… Everything can be found in Madrid. But if you want to make the most of your accommodation and then have a tour around the city, there are many hotels in Gran Vía that offer you a delicious gastronomic service at a good quality price ratio. For example, the chef Jesús Trujillano’s restaurant, located close to Las Letras neighbourhood and Cibeles, is one of the best ones of the area. Although it is located in a hotel, it has nothing to do with the buffet cuisine normally offered in these establishments: new tastes, dishes from all over the world with surprising touches, an exquisite selection of wines, complete breakfasts… Everything at good prices.

The foundation of Spanish cuisine

Spanish cuisine can not be understood without a large table, surrounded by family and friends, with plenty of food, good wine and a long after talk. In Spain, gastronomy goes beyond eating and feeding, it is a time to sit together, whether with family or friends or even for business reasons, where to share laughter, experiences, ideas, arguments and problems.

This way of life and understanding of food, has attracted many to this healthy Mediterranean cuisine which highlights, above all, the quality of raw materials.

Spanish tapa of Jamon Iberico

Spanish tapa of Jamon Iberico

Spanish cuisine is rich and varied with influences from different cultures and a combination of land and the sea products. The climate favours the cultivation of quality vegetables and fruit that stand out for their intense flavours. Prominent products include extra virgin olive oil, Iberian ham, wines of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, meats, cheeses, spices like saffron, olives, anchovies, asparagus, red peppers and many more.

Today, these products are known by public and demand reaches as far away as China, Japan or the USA and Canada. The increase in exports and the good acceptance of these typical Spanish products, encourages many producers and farmers to focus on these markets.

Spanish cuisine in Budapest

Spanish cuisine in Budapest

Apart from the undeniable quality of these products, much of the success is also due to the influence of Spanish chefs around the world. Distinguished restaurants like El Bulli, or the recently awarded best restaurant in the world, the Celler de Can Roca, populate the first pages of the gastronomic press, which highlights the products made in Spain.

An example of the internationalisation of Spanish gastronomy is La Plaza Restaurant in Budapest. This restaurant is part of the Budapest Grand hotel of the hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts. Chef Sergio Montaño leads this spanish restaurant in Budapest and in his menu you can find typical products, such as jamon iberico and olive oil as well as dishes like paella, cod “al pil pil” and suckling pig.