Madrid is full of century-old confectioneries, but UMIKOBAKE has arrived to revolutionise the capital’s sweet offerings, bringing original Japanese fusion pastries to the city centre. Chefs Juan Alcaide and Pablo Álvaro, with the help of pastry chef Alejandro García, are returning to the premises where their gastronomic adventure began, at number 18 Los Madrazo street, to launch a project in which dough, flavour and colours are the absolute protagonists. “With the opening of Umikobake, we are looking to continue with the essence of Umiko, which always offers something innovative and unexpected, but this time linked to childhood and those sweet flavours that always bring us so much happiness”, explains Alejandro García. The products of this original patisserie, made every day in his workshop, are built with Japanese influences but also draw on classic French patisserie. Mochi, the Japanese sweet par excellence, is one of the flagships of this project and is filled with ingredients such as hazelnut praline, green tea with yuzu, raspberry, chocolate, vanilla with salted caramel, cookie, cheesecake or carrot cake. The jewel in the crown? The “umisan”, a reinterpretation of the classic French croissant that can be eaten sweet or savoury, with fillings such as tiramisu, green tea, raspberry, chocolate, cinnamon, kouign amann or the original popcorn corn.
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