Celebrate the taste of Spain with Gastrofestival


Travellers who enjoy gourmet holidays should head over to Madrid later this month for a culinary extravaganza.

From 19th January until 3rd February the streets of the Spanish capital will be bustling with residents and visitors enjoying a plethora of events and experiences, at the 2013 Gastrofestival

For 15 days revellers can enjoy culinary tours, cooking and tasting courses and special offers at top restaurants amongst other attractions all designed to delight the mind and palate.

If you are fortunate enough to be in the city for the festival, make sure you don’t miss the immensely popular “Dinner With the Stars”.

Ana Capel, director of the festival, told the New York Times that the event was a particular highlight of the fiesta.

“Internationally renowned chefs from countries such as Singapore, Mexico, Israel and Italy will cook in various restaurants throughout Madrid, offering their cuisine to everyone,” she said.

Over the course of the event international chefs at some of Madrid’s finest restaurants will invite diners in through their doors to sample exquisite dishes.

“It’s a great way to experience the cuisine of leading international chefs all in the same city,” Ana added.

Once your stomach is full, head over to one of Madrid’s galleries or museums and absorb yourself in Gastroculture.

Combining food and the arts, various exhibitions and workshops will take you on a culinary journey using film, theatre and literature.

There’s even something to keep the little ones busy. If you have your children in tow, pay a visit to the Sorolla Museum, where a number of kids events are planned, or nab your family a place on a guided tour of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

But, no culinary experience in Spain would be complete without some wine tasting.

Wine Culture, new for the 2013 festival, will offer participants the chance to enroLl in tasting sessions and specialised courses, while a number of restaurants plan to offer free tastings.

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