We decided to start with the classic par excellence: La Ancha’s potato omelette. First of all, we would like to clarify that here we are more on the side that this gastronomic wonder is undercooked (very undercooked). That when it is cut, the inside spills out, never better said. The one from La Ancha meets our expectations. The potato is also poached to perfection, so much so that it melts in the mouth, and the onion is tender, with a very light caramelized touch. We continue with a dish that could well be an ode to the gastronomy of the sea: the balanced Russian salad with ventresca (tuna belly) from Hevia.
It is clear that what unites this ambitious project is the love for good products and the recovery of the most traditional customs, but there is also room for fusion and innovation. This is evident from the first bite of the original Chuka Sando sandwiches, which are the new proposal for Japanese cuisine from the idolized (with good reason) Chuka Ramen Bar. But also with the new concept of contemporary trattoria Flavia, where skewers, artichokes, meatballs and parmigiana leave us speechless.
There is also room for the latest gastronomic craze as the award-winning hamburger Juancho’s BBQ, or the different elaborations of gourmet chicken from the hand of Van Van Chicken. The list is rounded out with fun stalls such as 1000 and a wine By Distinto, ideal for toasting with friends while enjoying the most exquisite preserves at Nudista, Mistura, for all those with a sweet tooth in search of the best artisan ice cream in Madrid, or Metatopy, a must for lovers of floral art.
So, the market reinvents itself with enthusiasm, to continue being a reference of Chueca. A neuralgic center capable of bringing together the best of each food house, and that this spring promises to be full of concerts. We went out the door promising to return in the morning with our shopping cart to get in line behind the kArMA FruVer greengrocer’s, Octavio’s charcuterie, the emblematic Alian poultry and the Madreamiga artisan bakery, but above all with a big smile on our faces.
24 Augusto Figueroa St. Madrid.
San Anton Market