Cuisine & Protocol at the Hapsburg´s Court

Holy Roman Emperor  Charles V ( 1st of  Spain) , ruled a great empire where “the sun never set”. In the 16th century his ships brought huge amounts of gold and silver from the new world to the port of Seville, thus making Spain the first European power. Cristóbal Colón and further Conquerors had brought as well a lot of culinary products unknown in the old world such as tomatoes, potatoes, corn, pumpkins, pine-apples, chilli peppers, lima and cocoa, the latter not appreciated at the beginning. But this is another story…!   These imported culinary products allowed the Spanish Court’s

Sevilla

September to December: a Perfect Time to Visit Seville. Seville is always a luxury trip, and fall is the perfect season to visit the city. The weather is mild, crowds are minimal, the harvests bountiful. I am delighted to share with you my favourite fall experiences in and around charming Seville.   Blessed for thousands years with a mild-warm climate, Seville is a charming destination in autumn. Mass tourism will have already disappeared from the sites and streets, so locals tend to welcome more selected travelers! I invite you to take part in the same experiences that I enjoy every

2019´S Food Trends in Madrid

People from Madrid “madrileños” we love food and we are happy to devote a huge amount of time and energy to the act of eating. Then there is the geography of Madrid, which sits in the centre of the country like a giant spider on its web. Much of the highest quality produce ends up here. The fish and seafood, in particular, are of unsurpassable quality, the fish market being the second largest in the world after Tokyo. It is not impossible to eat badly here, but you do have to try quite hard. The sheer quantity of good restaurants,

5 Street Markets

Even in an age of online commerce, shoppers still flock to flea markets and antique shopps..Madrid’s best weekend markets are where you can vintage home decoration, new and second-hand clothes, and more treasures.   The Classic and traditional El Rastro C/ Ribera de Curtidores This is Madrid’s oldest and most iconic street market. Every Sunday from 9am to 3pm, hundreds of stalls are set up in C/Ribera de Curtidores, in the Embajadores neighborhood, filling the street with life and bustle. It’s a must for tourists and locals alike, who browse through the new and second-hand clothes, costume jewelry, decorative items,

Exclusive Michelin-star dinners in Madrid

A Michelin Star is to a chef what an Oscar is to an actor. In Madrid we have twelve restaurants with Michelin Stars. Madrid Cool and Culture will take you through our five favorites: 1. Santi Santamaría’s Santceloni restaurant, with two Michelin Stars, is located at 57 Castellana Walk. It offers Spanish gastronomic dishes, but gives each one a new air. With high quality as its maxim, Santamaria respects the product and its temporality. Chef, Óscar Velasco, bets on the freshness and the taste of each product. This is an experience. Splurge and enjoy! 2. With Ferran Adrià as gastronomic