fitur 2017

fitur 2017

A world tour in a day.

I appreciated a lot all the different folk activities, with popular traditions at their best.

What I disliked about this fair was the incredible mess when there was free coffee or free food taste. Incredible. And the queue at Burger King during lunch time was unbelievable.

I went on a public day, on Saturday and many stands were even empty. No people, no information.

The South America Pavilion is always the most interesting and active in all the tourism fair I’ve been. Andalucia was incredible, with a concert, a beautiful architecture, lots of informations and people working, folk groups everywhere.

Check out some pictures I toook.

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Hermos y Malditos madrid

Hermos y Malditos madrid

I’ve discovered Hermos y Malditos as soon as their Instagram profile was opened. Probably one of the most interesting Instagram feed I’ve ever seen. It was clear to me that I would love the place. Reading a bit more about the cocktail bar I also discovered the cocktail menu had one super hipster mixology tresure called «Wes Anderson».

Obviously yesterday when I finally had the chance to go there I took a quick look at the menu and ordered cocktail named as one of my favourite movie director. The very kind barman told me that due to the decision of creating this Scott Fitzgerald atmosphere, this key cocktail was renamed as the famous writer. Hermos y Malditos is infact the spanish version of the very renowned «The Beautiful and Damded».

Well, the cocktail was very good, and I also appreciate the candies and the still water as soon as I sat down to the blue velvet sofa (yes, another Director’s quote, Mr. David Lynch).

This is a very unique location, the music with the deejay was perfect, the design of the cocktail room was perfect. I didn’t have my Nikon Camera with me, so all the pictures were taken with my new mobile phone. I am getting used to it, and was a bit tipsy because of the cocktail, but the result is quite good for a Sony XZ.

For more information:Hermosos y Malditos

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[This is not a Spanish Restaurant, it’s a gratitude post about an unexpected present I’ve received yesterday]

Spending the xmas Holidays away from home is kind of weird, probably the first time, than it should become more easy.

You know I bought my first serious camera during these holidays, and it was an Amazing xmas present for myself. But Yesterday a courier rang my door with a mystery pack.

Two bottles of Wine were included and a series of instructions on how to serve them properly.

The real deal was the name of the producer, I mean the wine producer, it was called like me, Diana. I guess nothing was left to chance.

Even the name of this first red win was chosen with care. The description of it states:

BONARDA  – The Faithful Companion – Bosco del pozzo
The purple notes of the Croatina grape have developed into a ruby red. We can taste the berries, in particular, blackberries. It now has a more robust body, and there is a persistent aftertaste. Ripa del Ciliegio shows how the most traditional grape of the Oltrepò, usually used for sparkling wines, can also express itself perfectly in this still wine, producing something original and of stature. It is the ideal companion to those more sophisticated dishes.

I know, I am very lucky to have friends like this, and miss a lot the weekends spent together hiking.

 

MERCADO ANTON MARTIN

MERCADO ANTON MARTIN

I love all the Madrid markets, probably I can even start a blog only about food markets.

I don’t know if all my interested is due to my father. He was working in markets selling fruits, and when I was a child I used to reach him sometimes.

It’s a very hard work and I totally respect all the workers that everyday wake up and open their stalls, even if it’s cold, it’s hard and all a lot of the other stalls are closed, it is still a beautiful job.

More information here: Mercado de Antón Martín.

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Let’s talk about pichos and Golfo de Bizkaia.

Pinchos are the quintessential of the North of Spain Tapas. The used to put almost everything on a little slice of bread with a toothpick on it.

At the end of the lunch or dinnr, or just happy hour, you count how many toothpicks are left on the dish and that’s it.

The position of the Madrid Restaurant is great, in my favourite barrio: Las Letras, just behind the famous Plaza Santa Ana.

More information here: Golfo de Bizkaia

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gigi meet me madrid

gigi meet me madrid

I am really in love with Gigi Meet me Bar. You cannot walk along calle Luchana and hesitate a few minutes trying to get sneak peek of this lovely restaurant. The elegance and all the details of the main room will encourage you to get in. It looks a lot like a French or better Parisian bistrot, but it’s 100% from Madrid, behind Gigi there is a gran mujer Pilar Menéndez. She welcomes her guests as Gigi like if the restaurant was a real house with lovely tables, pink velvelt and a very familiar fireplace.

A great idea for a breakfast, a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner. Not to forget the Croque Madame you can find at Gigi’s brunch. Just watching the menu you can easily fall in love as I did.

Last time I went there it was after a great morning at the Museo Sorolla. 10-15 minutes walking and here we are in calle Luchana.

More information here: Gigi Madrid.

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