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In Situ: my new favourite restaurant in Madrid

October 24, 2010


In Situ was recommended by a friend a while ago and when I looked it up online, only to find rave reviews I thought I’d test it out (it’s a hard life, I know). It didn’t disapoint. The restaurant is small and cosy, I would book at the weekends as I imagine it get’s packed. […]

La Venencia: Sherry in Madrid

February 2, 2010


A friend had heard of La Venecia and one night after dinner, we decided to venture into the central Madrid streets to sample their sherry. There is something about the atmosphere (not just the stale cigarette smoke) that makes you feel like you are stepping back one hundred years into a bona-fide local sherry bar. […]

New Year: home made tapas for a last minute party

January 24, 2010


For new year’s eve, a few of us had planned to go to Sol where there is the big count down at midnight with people scrambling to eat a grape on every chime of the clock (apparently this brings you luck for the year ahead). Being that this will probably be the only year that […]

Museums in Madrid, and restaurants in between

January 20, 2010


If you are visiting Madrid then it is worth a trip to one or more of the numerous museums in Madrid as some have stunning collections. I have just been to see Lagrimas de Eros (Tears of Eros) at the Thyssen which was fantastic. It’s about the link between sex drive and death instinct which […]