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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...

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...

La Trainera Restaurant

on Jan 18, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 1 comment

La Trainera restaurant is one of the best classic fish restaurants to eat in Madrid.  Over many decades La Trainera has won its reputation by offering the freshest seafood in Madrid.  They literally bring you the fish directly from the sea onto your plate because they have their own boats, fish farms, fish markets and transportation. They try to simulate a fisherman’s boat-house with its sailor ambiance.  Therefore, do not expect a luxury type of look in this restaurant.  Local customers of La Trainera come for their fresh dishes…  The service is old-school and impeccable due to their staff´s experience and professionalism.  The restaurant has many private dining rooms of different sizes hence local politicians and business men tend to eat there. I would not say that it is inexpensive to dine there, but I truly believe that you pay for the value you get.  I have been going to La...