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Where to Eat Cheese in Madrid

*Warning: This article will make you gain at least 2kgs per reading.* As part of our current Madrid Gastronomy theme, I am telling you about my favourite place to eat cheese in Madrid. It is called Poncelet Cheese Bar (click for location).

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Club Allard, Madrid

When I went to Madrid in January on a gastronomy trip, I dined at four restaurants with Michelin stars in four days. Of the four, the restaurant which surprised and impressed me the most was Club Allard. I had eaten at Club Allard before and also loved it. That was when Diego Guerrero was still head chef.

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Best Cheese Shop in Madrid

The best cheese shop in Madrid is called Quesería Conde Duque. It’s like entering an Aladdin’s Cave when you go in, with towers and bricks of cheese all around. This place is a cheesie’s dream. And my suitcase stank when it was time to go back to Mallorca the next day!

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Why My Last Visit To Diverxo Was My Least Favourite

You’ve probably guessed already after reading yesterday’s post about Diverxo why this last visit was my least favourite of the four times I’ve dined there – too weird. This is the second of two posts about Diverxo as part of my current Madrid Gastronomy theme.

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Diverxo: El Xow

I’ve been to Diverxo Restaurant in Madrid four times now, and it’s always weird. But this time was truly a Xow. Or more specifically, El Xow… This is the first of two posts about Diverxo Restaurant in Madrid. Tomorrow I am telling you why this visit to Diverxo was my least favourite of four visits…

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Maria Marte: A True Inspiration

As part of our current Madrid Gastronomy theme, today I’m telling you about a tiny woman with huge determination and success: Maria Marte. I had the pleasure of meeting this vibrant and passionate woman during my last trip to Madrid when I ate at prestigious Club Allard, where she is currently head chef

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Terraza del Casino

The thing about Terraza del Casino in Madrid is that it is in a private club and the people there, frankly, are weird!

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Punto MX, Madrid

Our new Destination of the Month is Madrid Gastronomy, and we are going to start in exactly the same place that I started on my last visit to Madrid: Restaurant Punto MX. Punto MX is a Mexican restaurant with one Michelin star in the centre of Madrid.

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Madrid Gastronomy Trip

I recently went to Madrid on a gastronomy trip. As you know, Toni and I love eating at good restaurants. Some people like to spend their money on expensive cosmetics, designer clothes or fancy cars. We like to travel, eat and drink. And that’s what we did in Madrid in January.

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San Miguel Market: Heaven For Foodies in Madrid

San Miguel Market in Madrid is extremely popular with local people out for lunch, with visitors to the city and with foodies. (above photos by MercadoDeSanMiguel on Flickr) The fact that the market is located in the centre of Madrid adds to its popularity, due to its accessibility.

AC Hotel Carlton by Marriott

Hotels that go out of their way to be awkward

Why is that? Why do some hotels with four or five stars and which should be falling over themselves to offer a good service get it so completely wrong? Take the AC Carlton in Madrid, for example, which is part of the Marriott chain: What a complete lack of communication, common sense and interest. “Just give […]

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Romance in Madrid

Have you got a couple of hours to spare in Madrid? Spend them at the National Museum of Romanticism and you will be pleasantly surprised… Today we are going in my shoes on a visit to one of Madrid’s best kept secrets: a beautifully preserved town house containing some wonderful pieces from the end of […]


Diverxo: Food Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

Today I have eaten at Diverxo in Madrid. It’s a bit of an odd place and I’ll tell you why in a few minutes. But first the food: You’re now in my shoes in one of Spain’s top restaurants: Diverxo… When we sat down in the spacious but small dining room the first thing we […]


Hey from Madrid!

Hey, I’m in Madrid at the moment. My boyfriend  gave me the trip as a Christmas present so that we could eat at the restaurant Diverxo after having enjoyed it so much last year. As we were here, we also took the opportunity to go last night to Club Allard, which is another 2 Michelin […]