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Diverxo Restaurant

on Feb 28, 2014 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Diverxo Restaurant is currently the only one in Madrid with three Michelin Stars.  I am not particularly a fan of the Michelin Travel Guide system but in the case of Diverxo, I was amazed and pleased by the extraordinary culinary experience.  Diverxo has been operating in the city for many years (since 2007) and it has always been very popular.  However, since the third star was awarded it is almost impossible to get a table, well maybe I exaggerated, it’s about 3 to six months… David Muñoz is the Chef responsible for the success of Diverxo and it’s impressive that at his young age (32 Years old) he has gotten so much recognition.  David´s cuisine is a hard-core fusion between Asia, America and Europe.  Furthermore, David has his own way and technics for cooking which altogether makes it a risky proposition.  I thank him and his team for allowing me to take pictures during a...

San Anton Market

on Feb 6, 2014 in Eat and Drink, Shopping | 2 comments

San Anton Market is located in the trendy neighborhood of Chuecas in Madrid very close to important shopping streets like Barquillo and Fuencarral.  The market is one of the oldest in the city but it was fully refurbished and opened to the public in 2011.  San Anton market is not only a place for locals to buy fresh produce(s) but also for visitors to enjoy great food and ambiance. The building is a large block of bricks but very practical in the inside with a beautiful atrium that is naturally illuminated by sunlight.  There are three floors open to the public. The first floor is where all the perishable goods are sold.  The second floor has many stalls selling a great variety of dishes from all over the world.  Furthermore, on the third floor there is a restaurant where you can get your meal cooked with the goods you buy from the first floor.  At last, there is a great outdoors...

Ten con Ten Restaurant

on Sep 26, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Ten con Ten Restaurant is a trendy and delicious place to eat at with a modern decoration and a lively ambiance.  Ten con Ten is located on a popular street in the Barrio Salamanca district (Ayala Street, 6) and a few steps away from La Castellana street.  I enjoy going there after work for a drink and a quick bite.  The food is kind of modern Spanish cuisine or continental fusion.  The dishes are made with lots of passion and attention to flavors and looks.  Ten con Ten does not have a formal dress code, but I would advise you to dress business casual or put on your latest fashion clothes, he,he,he… Once you step into the restaurant you see a modern area with a rectangular bar, some high chair sitting tables and a more casual place to drink and share some dishes.  However, if you continue to walk through, you will get to a more formal dining area with regular tables and comfortable...

The Aquarium in San Sebastian

on Aug 29, 2013 in Sights | 1 comment

The Aquarium in San Sebastian is an educational experience for all ages and one of the most modern oceanographic museums in Europe.  The Aquarium is located towards the end of the promenade in the Old port.  It is open pretty much every day of the year and there is a fee to enter, please check the Aquariums official site for updated info.  This beautiful Aquarium was built more than 100 years ago but it was recently renovated in 2008.  Furthermore, it has easy access throughout the premises with the use of elevators and ramps.  The visit path is extremely friendly for children, elderly and physically impaired visitors. The Aquarium exposition is divided in three floors and you enter and exit through the same area located at the ground level.  When you first enter the premises and you walk through the ticket-sale counter then you will take an elevator up to the second floor to start...

San Miguel Market – Madrid

on Mar 14, 2013 in Art, Eat and Drink, Shopping | 3 comments

The San Miguel market in Madrid is a premium food provider located at San Miguel Square next to Plaza Mayor Square.  It is an excellent place to get a bite if you are around the neighborhood.  You will probably only need 10 minutes to walk around the venue and take a pick at the stands (or stalls) inside the market.  Everything is pretty fresh and delicious, but be prepared to pay for what you get; it is not for everybody´s wallet. The structure of the market is made of Iron like they were made in Madrid a century ago.  However, San Miguel Market is the only one of its kind still standing and open today.  It was renovated several years ago and they incorporated crystal walls and wood to the stands.  I like how the complex looks as a whole in the square and how it blends with buildings surrounding it. It is a tradition in Madrid to go out for a quick drink and a bite before lunch during...