The name does not come from the president of an important Spanish bank; this restaurant boasts, and rightfully so since it is certified with a Guinness plaque (the records one, not the beers), of being the oldest in the world. The date is subject to controversy since there are older restaurants in the world although if you google “oldest restaurant in the world” you will find Casa Botín in the top places. In any case, it is the oldest in Spain, opening its doors in 1725 during the reign of King Felipe V, the first king of the House of Bourbon in Spain. It rivals with Can Culleretes in barcelona, a restaurant that has offered Catalan gastronomic specialities since 1786. read full article
Posts with category Gastronomía
Today we are going to visits some of the most celebrated and famous temples of food in Madrid.
One of these temples is Casa Lucio in Cava Baja, 35. The stars in its menu are cocido (a stew with chickpeas, potatoes and pork’s meat), fried eggs, hake or steak.
If you find a table it may be that you will be surprised when next to you sits a famous Real Madrid football player, a member of the royal family like King Don Juan Carlos himself, models like Kate Moss or actresses like Paz Vega. It is a classic venue, where customers bring the glamour with them.
In Calle Jovellanos, 3 you will find one of the best Basque cuisines in the area, restaurant El Txoko.
Their main specialties are cod souflet, oven baked black pudding with apple and also anchovies with olive oil. Don’t forget to eat these dishes with Txacoli, a white wine with an excellent flavour that goes especially well with fish.