Saturday, December 10

Ten restaurants that you will not believe are hotel restaurants and will demolish your prejudices

More and more hotels are betting not only on offering a high-level stay, but also on including in their services a gastronomic proposal at the height of their facilities.

In this way, little by little, it is being achieved that both the guests and the non-hosted clientele abandon the prejudices that the hotel restaurants They lack attractiveness and quality.

For this reason, in these places they leave behind the quick buffet menus and the massive cuisine to tempt the public with beautiful decorations and exquisite and differential gourmet creations that you would never believe you would find inside a hotel complex.

In them, the different chefs who are in charge of their kitchens offer the best of their cuisine, whether with traditional, innovative, international touches or a fusion of all of them.

In Barcelona

Little could the locals and non-accommodated visitors imagine NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon what in tablafina You can taste such exquisite cheeses and sausages as the Xesc Reina sobrasada, among other products selected by chef Joel Tomás with the advice of Abel Valverde and Santceloni sommelier David Robledo.

they will make you fall in love mythical recipes such as the 24-hour veal shank (1.2kg) Santi Santamaría style, baby squid or steamed wild sea bass with cuttlefish noodles, Wellington sirloin with foie and its sweet desserts. Located in Rambla Catalunya, 26, Barcelona.

In Madrid

The Courtyard of Atocha It is a cozy restaurant inside the covered terrace and isolated from the madding crowd of the historic building of the Hotel CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha.

Among its tempting menu, the grilled leek with romesco, the lamb ingot, the monkfish with creamy celery and curry sauce or the creamy cheesecake stand out, always with the seal of chef Eduardo Gutiérrez. Atocha Street, 34, Madrid.

In Zaragoza

In absinthium, Jesús Solanas holds one of the best wine lists in Zaragoza. The food sets the standard with delicacies such as the Iberian pork dam stuffed with fresh cheese and pickles, with zucchini and pistachio vinaigrette or any of its menus, whether tasting or seasonal, which vary just like the menu. It is on the first floor of East Hotel of Coso Street, 11, Zaragoza.

in La Rioja

Etxaurren It is the mythical hotel restaurant sponsored by Marisa Sánchez, National Gastronomy Award for Best Chef. On its upper floors it houses a Relais & Chateaux with beautiful rooms.

Both in Echaurren Tradición, El Portal (Michelin stars) and in the Bistró El Cuartito, as well as in his Tapas Bar in the Salón de la Chimenea, his son, chef Francis Paniego, now triumphs.

In a tasting with Beronia premium winesThey paired wonderfully from the croquettes and the stew to the meatball and the pig’s trotter. Calle Padre José García, 19, Logroño.

At mallorca

under the roof of Boutique Hotel Sant Jaumewith a beautiful interior design, stands out Cantina Panza, where Javier Gardonio has prepared a new menu with delicacies such as torreznos and tomato salad with smoked sardines, a tuna belly that melts on its own and a forceful knuckle for two that frays with a spoon. And they have Mallorcan wines by the glass! Carrer de Sant Jaume, 22, Palma, Majorca.

Also in Palma, The Merchants Palma – Steak & Grill is one of the restaurants Can Marques Palace. Chosen as the best luxury steakhouse in Spain in 2021 and 2022, logically, although they have seafood and other dishes, you have to try their meats in steak tartare or rib eye format, a tender sirloin perfect for pairing with an extensive wine list carefully chosen. Calle dels Apuntadors, 15, Palma, Majorca.

In Malaga

The Nu DownTownfrom the Mosh Group, with the expertise of chef Óscar Cuevas, has managed to make its beautiful premises with a terrace next to the Hard Rock Hotel Marbella emphasize Asian fusion over partying.

You can enjoy their shrimp crackers, green chili sauce, sweet and sour and mango and lime chutney; Korean thistle smoked with katsuobushi, shrimp and duck and foie dim sum, which also stars in his super cannelloni; the tandori chicken with Jaipur sauce, the turbot in the wok, the Peking duck or the shredded wagyu Sam, crazy. Like their desserts, especially the pistachio one with matcha tea crème brûlée. Calle las Malvas, 11, Marbella.

At street level the doors of Carmena “high tavern” proposal inspired by these Andalusian bars where you can enjoy fresh fish and shellfish but in a non-stop.

The salad, the tartar, the mojama and the tuna belly, better with its tomato salad, the tortilla, the stew croquettes or its cheese cake and the torrija (indispensable) are a claim to enter the downtown Only You Malaga of Calle Alameda Principal, 1, Malaga.

in sherry

In the heart of the Tío Pepe cellars and with views of the Cathedral of Jerez is the Pedro Nolasco Restaurant of the matchless Tio Pepe Winery Hotel. From breakfast in your garden to dinner, this is a dream location.

So you have to drink the generous wines of Gonzalez Byass paired, for example, with the carabinero with avocado and corn cream or the sherry crab with pilpil, the work and art of chef Alejandro Bazán. Plaza de la Encarnacion, 1, Jerez de la Frontera.

in Palencia

At the Hotel Restaurant Star of Bajo Carrión vegetables from the garden, free-range eggs or local products stand out. This is demonstrated by its specialty, the widowed white beans from the Saldaña plain, or its charcoal-grilled meats, such as churro lamb from Palencia IGP or organically farmed Iberian suckling pigs. Calle Mayor, 32, Villoldo, Palencia.

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