I would never have imagined to find near Madrid a place like that. I didn’t have any idea that not so far from Madrid city centre I could have found such a special place like Casa Mónico.
Casa Mónico is a spectacular Herrerian style manor was built in 1946 by Secundino Zuazo, precisely located in a garden of more than 30.000 km, with a capacity of 600 people seated or 800 hundred standing, recently renewed to became the greatest location for fairytale events in Madrid.
In Casa Mónico the ancient meets the modern, the restoration has kept all the precious architecture and style of the original design, the idea in fact was to give a refresh without losing the iconic structure design.
Every place tells a story, and I love to write down story, especially when the protagonist is an historical location like Casa Mónico, where we’ll all be celebrating marriages and parties, this summer and for all the following seasons.
So, what’s the story behind Casa Mónico?
The story of Casa Mónico begins in the United States of America, with Carlos Albert, the son of the marqueses de Alhucemas, travelling to New York in 1940. He was so fascinated by one of the first luxury restaurants of United States credited with being the first American restaurant to allow patrons to order from a menu à la carte, unlike the restaurants of that epoch, it’s name was Dalmonico.
Evidently Mr. Carlos Albert wanted to honour this innovative american restaurant by opening his own version with the name inspired to that first mover and subsequently Casa Mónico.
Many things have changed in 77 years of restaurant, catering and event business, but the spirit that the founder put in its work as always been the same, innovating and never settling.
Without any doubts this location is a privileged place for those who are looking for a different site where celebrate a special occasion. With versatile spaces according to the needs of every event it has been one of the first fincas of Madrid dedicated to the celebrations of events.
It offer a personalized and made-to-measure menus for every kind of guest, because along the years they have built a network of professionals that represent the best of for every production, not only referring to food, but to the whole organization, from the bakery to the towels.
This very special tailor made service is even much more personalized if you considered all the types of events that can be held in Casa Mónico. Starting from the classic catering to original presentations, where the staff can show their best creativity skills, with entertainment for example, this chameleonic space can be transformed in many ways.
Catas and show cooking where food and drinks are protagonists are always pleasant experiences for the attendees, that’s why those two offers are also part of the incredible activities that can be designed and developed in such an amazing location.
The fact that it is so close to Madrid is making Casa Mónico well known for being the ultimate relaxed place to escape from the city without going out of it.
In this place is really possible to relax and recharge, so that we have written down five reasons why you should visit and revisit Casa Mónico:
The location. A peaceful place surrounded by nature a few steps away from Madrid city center
The combination. A perfect mix of tradition and innovation
The quality. Selecting the best professionals for each service and production.
The offer. They do not offer only the classic event setting, the possibilities are infinite.
The experience. They can combine all those factors because of the experience. Every event is unique at Casa Mónico.
I got a tiny part of it, in the form of rasberry jam and tea, so that I can sip my morning breakfest dreaming about this wonderful place.