This was our first lunch in Madrid and having arrived around 10 am, we were starving. They started their lunch service at 1:30 pm and we had to kill time sitting in the nearby park. This restaurant must have been the most reasonably priced restaurant we dined at in Spain. Great quality, creative food, generous portions and helpful service. What else could you ask for? If only restaurants in CA started that trend.
Cold soup and crunchy snack was a great start.
Great Crusty Bread
We made a mistake of eating too many pieces of this wonderful bread.
Scallops with Tobiko, Sprouts and Yuzu
We started with this very fresh Japanese influenced scallop dish.
Grilled Octopus with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Black Olives and Basil
The octopus was grilled flawlessly. It had a nice char from the grill and the roasted sweet potatoes were a nice touch. The salty black olives and the aromatic basil completed this wonderful dish.
Roasted Sea bass with Black Puffed Rice and Brussels Sprouts Kimchee
As soon as I saw puffed black rice, I was sold. How creative is that? Specially using it as a crust. Needless to say we really enjoyed the perfectly cooked fish.
Iberian Pork Cheek in Glace with Teriyaki Sauce, Lychee Cream, Beetroot
By this time we were almost full and you can blame the amazing bread basket for that. We could not believe the portion size and such a reasonable price. We had to force ourselves to eat as much as we could. Too bad we could not take the leftover with us. It had such amazing pork flavor and you would not expect any less from an Iberian pork. The use of nuts was unique and the lychee cream added sweetness to this dish.