There hasn’t been a restaurant in Madrid that I’ve been more excited about visiting than this one: David Muñoz’s famous laboratory of delights, located between the low-rent, but multicultural neighborhood of Tetuan and the more commercial, wide-building district of Cuzco. Odd location in some ways, but actually eccentric and off the predictable main drags of the city.
A gift of a birthday meal was just the opportunity to indulge. The 7-course meal costs 95€ while the 13-courser weighs in at 140€. But this is not merely a meal: this is Entertainment, Theatre, Art. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, like The Fat Duck (so glad I made the mission in 2008) or El Bulli (too exclusive for any restaurant to survive, and inevitably a mecca for expense accounts). And that’s the reason I won’t say a thing about the food, apart from the fact that it is sumptuous, sublime and extraordinary. This goes further than fusion, madder than molecular gastronomy, and more delicate than dainty dimsum, which they do exceptionally well, along with service, wine and ambience. So have a shower, dress up, and go.