GOURMET’S CHOICE: FOOD LOVERS’ ADVENTURES (MADRID)

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By Margaux Cintrano

Airiños Do Miño
Marisquería-Mesón Gallego

Calle Ponciano 4
Metro: Lines 3 & 10 Plaza España
Reservations Highly Suggested: 91 548 – 1559

For the last forty plus years, veteran owner and chef Antonio Dominguez has been serving high quality Galician classic specialities often overlooked in a neighborhood chockfull of international eateries. The bill of fare a la carta is large and includes 11 delicious appetisers or starters,  20 splendid fresh shellfish and fish caught earlier that morning and for carnivores 10 various unforgettable classics. The marisqueria is simply a classic of freshly caught shellfish served on a huge platter for two.

The  menu laboral, served Monday through Friday, is a mere 10 – 11 Euros for a 3 course food lover´s adventure for the palate.

The Galician wines, including Albariño Mono Varietal, Ribeiro, Lugo, Valdeorras and O´ Rosal, Rias Baixas, display quality and excellent price ratio.

Wines by the glass: Have an Albariño which is an indigenious white grape from the far north-western Atlantic Coastal Region called Cambados.

This is a well known locals haunt with a rustic wood bar and lots of amazing “tapas”. These tapas are free with a glass of wine at the bar.

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Images: Philippe Germain


About Margaux
Born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Raised in Montreal, Canada. Relocated to Manhattan to attend New York University (1972 – 1978). There she lived with her Venetian paternal grandmother, a restaurateur and chef. This explains her profound adoration for fine epicurism.
Veteran Senior Correspondent & Publishing Journalist since 1978. Editor for Conde Nast Publications, Manhattan, 1978-1992.  Gastronomic journalist project on the Aegean Islands in Greece.
Moved to her beloved Italy (1995 – 1998). Never returned to Manhattan to live.
Current: Writes for GUIDEPOST since 1999. Focus: Michelin and topnotch Food & Dessert Designers, Where to Dine in Madrid, her globe trotting adventures.