Apunto – Centro Cultural del Gusto
This engaging little bookstore, whose subtitle translates as ‘Cultural Centre of Taste’, runs cooking classes across a range of cuisines.
Plaza de Chueca
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Calle de Pelayo 8 · interesting places nearby
The exciting reimagining of tapas that would have Hemingway turning in his grave swept through Madrid long ago, but few places have recognised the possibilities of bringing world cuisines (eg couscous) into the mix. The philosophy behind Gastromaquia (the brainchild of renowned chef Ivan Sánchez) is to encourage Spaniards to relearn the art of eating tapas, taking them on a journey into what he calls ‘universal tapas’ – try the braised octopus with potato foam to get you rethinking it all. Gastromaquia nonetheless maintains a base in Spanish cooking (helped by its location in an old Chueca taberna ), but the tastes are always fresh and surprising.