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condumio

De or. inc., quizá de condir; cf. conducho.

1. m. coloq. Manjar que se come con pan, como cualquier cosa guisada.

La palabra condumio designa popularmente a todo tipo de víveres (y no necesariamente a cualquier cosa guisada como específica el DRAE) que se pueden comer acompañando al pan y la Taberna Condumios, como su propio nombre indica, es un proyecto con el que sus dueños pretenden recuperar el concepto de taberna, donde se pueden degustar esos “manjares que se comen con pan”.

Situado a unos pocos metros de algunos de los lugares más emblematicos de Madrid como la Fuente de Cibeles, el Retiro o el Museo Del Prado, la Taberna Condumios es un sitio agradable, cálido y discreto que cuenta con una primera planta, donde se sitúa la barra y una parte de las mesas; y en la parte de abajo un salón en el que se encuentra la bodega.

Sebastián López Robledo, dueño del local, desde siempre se ha dedicado a esta profesión con muchos años de experiencia a sus espaldas. Con esmero y verdadera dedicación se ha encargado de la configuración de los platos, y utilizando una materia prima de primera calidad ha conseguido el reconocimiento del sector.

Entre los platos de su carta se encuentran los mejillones en escabeche (con sus patatas caseras), las croquetas de jamón y gambas al ajillo, la ensalada de canónigos y pechuga de pollo (plato imprescindible) y el revuelto de bacalao a la portuguesa. Todo ello sin olvidar sus magníficos postres.

La Taberna Condumios es en definitiva uno de aquellos lugares que ofrecen esa mezcla de una cocina tradicional y la frescura de una taberna de nueva generación.

CONDUMIOS TABERNA

DIRECCIÓN: C/Juan de Mena, 12

METRO: Banco de España (L2)

HORARIOS: Lunes 08:00 a 17:00 / Martes a Sábado 10:00 a 00:00

WEB: www.condumios.es

TEL: +34 918 05 74 04

FB: @RestCondumios

IG: @condumios_

PRECIO MEDIO: 25 €

tu pasta retiro italian

This is my first article dedicated to an Italian restaurant in Madrid, and it’s not about pizza even if there are quite a lot posts about pizza in my the Instagram feed.

I have to admit that I always need to feel that spark, the Spanish chispa, in order to start shaking my hands on the keyboard composing a new article.

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Tu Pasta, the brand new italian restaurant in front of Retiro, made me do that, because it is not an ordinary shop selling italian food and they don’t have pizza, but they do have the italian soul, or even better the Sardinian soul, a very precise idea of what they want to offer and how they want to offer it.

Sardinia is a land of seafood, tradition and have a strong culinary identity, and you can find some of the island best seller in the menu.

But Tu Pasta is not a Sardinian restaurant, you can find many different food from all part of Italy, there is a lot of research for offering the best of each Region, both in ingredients and receipts.

The caponata for example which is a typical Sicilian starter, it’s really similar to a Spanish pisto manchego but aubergine, olives and capers are the protagonist, usually cutted in bigger pieces than in Spain.

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About the starters, cheese and hams are also from different regions, the pecorino with black pepper is typical of Sardinia, than the Gorgonzola of the north and Mortadella of Emilia Romagna.

The core part of the menu is the pasta, of course, which can be stuffed or not staffed pasta, always available to enjoy in the restaurant or to take away, and in this case you can bring the already cooked receipt, or just the homemade ravioli and cook them later with your favourite sauce.

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I am a huge fan of gnocchi and I miss so much the homemade I was used to buy any given Saturday at Papiniano food market under my house.

But know I can go to calle Menendez Pelayo buy the fresh gnocchi of Tu Pasta and cook them home with a kilo of gorgonzola cheese. Best food in the world.

The Tu Pasta menu will make it quite difficult when you will decide which pasta to order, so my tip is always to share it as much as you can, try the carbonara with real guanciale, then move to a stuffed pasta, I had the scamorza and the truffle and they were both incredible, and don’t forget a taste of seafood. I would recommend the fregola, which is something really unique, looks like rice but it’s made of pasta with a similar sauce of the classic “spaghetti alle vongole”.

There is also the concept of experimenting the classic italian pasta with some of Spanish tradition like rabo de toro, and I find very interesting to see how the power of such a famous and strong taste can be mixed with the delicate textures of italian fresh pasta.

If you want to have an idea of what the a real tiramisù or cannolo siciliano are, then you know that in front of the Retiro you can sit inside the restaurant or in the terrazza, really in front of the park and bite these two delicious desserts, again, perfect for sharing.

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What should not be missed during a truly italian meal is for sure the wine, red, rosè or white, it doesn’t matter, the wine list shows Amarone Della Valpolicella, the classic Barolo, or the prestigious Chianti.

Don’t be afraid of carbs, Retiro is waiting for you if want to run after the perfect starter to dessert italian meal at Tu Pasta.

More information here: Tu Pasta.

When a luxury brand celebrates an anninversary with an exhibition the most common output is an exhibition in a museum with all sort of sketches and products designed and produced along the decades.

Well, Loewe with the project #PastPresentFuture at the Real Jardín Botanico, did something more.

I couldn’t miss this exhibition even if shows up for few weeks, but Madrid has been full of Casa Loewe prints since the begin of the summer. I went on the last day, luckyly, and I was so impressed.

The exhibition was divided into three rooms, one the central room was basically a very chic little shop, the second one on the left was the anniversary room with all the prints of the adv on the floor and on the wall, with a plexi library full of historic and iconic pieces of Loewe story.

The ideal place where to take inspiring pictures.

Then on the right comes the Steven Meisel flowers exhibition, giant and tiny pictures of flower composition shot by the genius fashion photographer.

And I was glad to discover this beautiful location too, I have never though of walking around botanical gardens in Madrid in December.