Tour Update and Notice
As Alun has
mentioned early in my introduction, we hope in the near future to offer guided
tours of some of Madrid’s culinary treasures. Highlighting
both well-known monuments to food and more importantly, those little known
treasures – we hope to offer a unique perspective on the food scene in Madrid. To start with, we will be offering
2 formats for you to choose from based on your specific interests:
A Cook’s Tour
For anyone who likes to buy treats to bring
back home, or for those of you who might have a kitchen in the room you are
staying in, this is the tour for you. We will take you to 4 different shops in Madrid, where you will have the chance to
buy some of the finest food and wine Spain has to offer.
First, a wine shop
where we will get a chance to taste some wine while learning a little about
where it comes from and how it is made. Second, ever think that Manchego was
all Spain had to offer as far as cheese? Well, we’ll
prove that theory wrong as we walk up the street to a cathedral of all things
cheese. Walls lined with every type of fermented milk you can imagine. Following this, we will move on to a chocolate
shop whose reliquary holds some of the finest chocolates available to mortals! To round it all off, how about a stop at a Market
where you can have the chance to buy fresh ham, ripe vegetables, myriad fish, not
to mention much more. All in all, this
3 hour tour will show you some of the finer gourmet treats Madrid has to offer.
Tapas, Wine and Fun
Come stroll with us down Madrid’s streets stopping in at a select
few bars to try a variety of the typical flavors of Spain. During each stop you will have a choice
of wines all of which come accompanied by tapas. During this time you will learn something of
the history of tapas; have a chance to gather some recipes; and also learn something
about the wine regions that abound in Spain.
are in the process of setting up the dates, times and prices for these tours weI
want to make sure that no one is left out. If you are going to be in town in
the next month or are already here send us a note! We’ll work something out and
make sure that you don’t miss anything during your stay here in Madrid!
contact us at alunjohn (at) gmail.com with
any questions, or suggestions, that you might have.