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Offline geepersag

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Madrid cocina?
« on: March 05, 2010, 08:45:40 AM »
I will be in Madrid during late April and will have some to to explore.  Does any one have any recommendations- specific or general?

Thanks,

Offline Jmolinari

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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 10:54:31 AM »
eat lots of Jamon!

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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 05:09:53 PM »
Although it's a mini-chain...You can't go wrong with any Museo de Jamon.

If you have time, head to Segovia to Meson de Candido.  Amazing wood-fired roasted suckling pig.

Los Arcos is also great.




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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 06:23:29 AM »
Or Botin, reputedly hte oldest restaurant in the world. REally good suckling pig in wood oven

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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 03:52:56 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I am hoping to find some good stuff there that is not in the tourist books!  Will let you know what I find.

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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 05:23:52 PM »
I stand by Meson de Candido as a real treat if you like suckling pig.  Just like Tour D'Argent in Paris there are some tourists but it's a favourite of locals as well.  Lots of families and the building is amazing.  If you go up to Escorial, it's not that far.

These may be on your list already but I can vouch for:

Terazza del Casino -- Go early and have a drink on the terrace and an appetizer.  Adria is a consultant to their kitchen.  Sadly, no actual casino for gambling.

El Club Allard

La Bola

Los Arcos -- exit 69 off the A4 -- not far if you have a car or can afford a driver
family run traditional

Ramon Freixin - tasting menu only

Diverxo - tasting menu only

None of the above are "secrets" but all chef-run.  I've met many of them at slow food events and they are all passionate about what they are doing.





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Re: Madrid cocina?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 11:03:45 AM »
Something interesting you might want to check out: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/travel/14journeys1.html?ref=dining

 

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