Spanish people are obsessed with food – I’m serious. It is the most frequent topic of conversation. What they ate, what they are eating, what they are going to eat…
I love how much they not only adore food here, but they love their own food above all others – Spanish food. They’re crazy about it. Nowadays you can eat food from most parts of the world in Madrid, but the favourite is and will always be Spanish.
Another thing I like is how egalitarian food tastes are. There is nothing too fancy or too humble in Spanish cuisine to exclude any part of the population. It’s about great ingredients, simply prepared. Whenever I’m away, after a while I’m planning what I’m going to eat once I’m back in Madrid. Forget sauces; forget buttery or creamy – that’s not Spanish. Think bold honest flavours and shared dishes enjoyed with friends and family. It isn’t about sitting down and waiting politely as 3 courses are produced – that’s good for every day, but when relaxing on the weekend, the Spanish are happy to prop themselves up at a bar and enjoy plate after plate of shared dishes, accompanied by beer, wine, vermut or sherry.
Do you want to try it? Bodegas Rosell is the place. Try some stunning traditional dishes here and wash it down with a bottle of something from their extensive wine list. The more people you go with, the better – sharing is such fun, and these portions are sized with that in mind.