Madrid has always been
famous for its cuisine. Madrid's nouveau cuisine is popular with the
menus combining typical Madrid dishes with domestic and international
Callos (tripe) and Cocido Madrileño (stew in Madird style)
are the two best-known dishes of Madrid that is a delicious stockpot of
chickpeas and vegetables enriched with meat and sausage.
Besugo al horno that is a baked seabream; Cod (bacalao),
T-bone and fillet steak of chuletones and solomillos and the
Castilian sopas de ajo that are the soups containing garlic,
paprika, egg, bread, ham and sausage are other main dishes of Madrid.
|A visit to numerous
restaurants and bars lined up along the city streets and
outlying areas is the best way to experience the Madrid cuisine
with the famous tapas and the small portions of selected foods
of raciones. It is great pleasure to experience and enjoy the
tortilla de patatas that is a Spanish omelette with sausage
and pressed meats, the pickles and variety of stews
are served along with very traditional tapas such as
entresijos and gallinejas that is a fried lamb offal and tripe,
oreja that is the pig’s ear or the humble mushroom.
In addition, the local sweets and desserts of Madrid are also
remarkable. A breakfast of churros and porras (fried
pastries) is a must.
Turrón that is a
nougatlike sweetmeat and mazapán (marzipan) are the specials
during Christmas; torrijas that is the sweet fritters and
huesos de santo that is a marzipan-based pastry are the specials
during the Easter week and barquillos (wafers), the doughnut-like
rosquillas are the specials of the Feast of San Isidro.