Madridfusión, which will start tomorrow and go through Friday in the capital of Spain, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a more agile and fun staging that will highlight “micro interventions.”
“The current formula was exhausted and we wanted to reinvent this gastronomic congress,” said the president of Madridfusión, José Carlos Capel. After a decade offering the world the latest technical and culinary innovations conducted by the most important cooks, Madridfusión program this year will focus on pastry through the celebration of Dulce Fusion (Sweet Fusion) and on new techniques with seafood.
Extra virgin olive oils will also be present in the congress. Villa Campestri’s Oleoteca (Olive Oil Center) and its OliveToLive system, designed by Villa Campestri’s owner, Paolo Pasquali, is one of the nominees for Best Design and Technological Innovation. This Oleoteca was introduced in Spain in December by the Spanish cook María José San Román in her restaurant El Monastrell in Alicante.
Madridfusión hits the streets for the third year with Gastrofestival, making the city of Madrid echo one of the most important culinary events in the world through an intense program of activities in more than 300 establishments and institutions throughout the city.
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On this occasion, Gastrofestival focuses on health with “Gastrosalud,” dedicated to promoting culinary habits with healthy cooking classes and nutrition workshops, organic menus in restaurants and health and beauty treatments with fruit, chocolate and spices.
Likewise, wine lovers can enjoy “Enofusion” a wide variety of tasting courses, city tours and even an independent music festival in Madrid’s downtown.
Dinner with the Stars
In this edition, “Madrid Gastronomic” will offer the unique opportunity to enjoy in outstanding hotels and restaurants in the city, dozens of menus prepared by the international chefs taking part in Madridfusión. More than 100 restaurants will take part in the program.
Bars and restaurants will offer their customers an impeccable selection of the most traditional “tapas” and beers. Also, the main cocktail bars in Madrid, such as Le Cabrera, Chicote and O’Clock, among others, will contribute with their finest combinations.
As gastronomy is part of culture, Gastrofestival has scheduled many activities related to painting, theater, cinema and literature. “Gastrocultura” will reflect this deep connection with galleries, major museums and institutions of the capital featuring exhibitions, lectures, guided tours and workshops.