SPAIN´s MASTERS OF THE PALATE

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Master ham carver Francisco Vega: he is cited in the Guiness Book of Records for
carving the world´s largest ham to to date

SPAIN´s MASTERS OF THE PALATE 

By Margaux Alexandria Cintrano

Nobody today can question that food and wine are two of the greatest pleasures, arts with their own Masters and culinary philosophy. Moreover, the pleasure of senses, all presenting a celebration filled with seductively succulent taste explosions .

 

FRANCISCO VEGA CASTILLA & THE ART OF IBERIAN HAMS
Calle Palleter 28
Paterna, Valencia
www.altacharcuteria.es
Born and raised in Paterna, Valencia, Paco Vega, as he is known, is a guru, professor, retailer, wholesaler and professional “Iberian Ham Carver”.Quite entreprennurial, owning one of the best Iberian Ham and Charcuterie shops in the country, he delivers worldwide.
For more than two decades, Paco possesses a four page Curriculum Vitae and has been in the World´s  Guiness Book of Records, carving the world´s largest ham to to date, measuring 13 metres, and 35 centimetres.


 

 

 

BODEGAS VICENTE FLORS
Calle Mayor 31
Les Useres,  Castellón
www.bodegasflors.com
Les Useres, Castellón, can be traced back to the early 19th century. In October 2007, Vicente Flors re-opened the winery keeping within the long handed down tradition of his forebearers.  His cherry toned oaked aged reds possessing mature black fruit, red forest berry aromas and an extraordinary balanced structure are definitely worth a place on one´s  table.

 

 

 

 

MIELE CENTRE KITCHENS
Avenida de Bruselas 31
Alcobendas, Madrid
Email:   mielecenter.madrid@miele.es
Website:  www.miele.es ( See April´s  Schedule )
The renowned German kitchen and kitchen electronic appliance showroom is located on Madrid´s  Metro Line 10, and a few metres from Diversa Strip Mall.
Why go to Miele ?  Miele offers show-cooking & culinary courses by Michelin Starred Chefs ! Some of the courses to date have been: Vanguard Tapas,  Spanish Traditional,  Sweet tooth pleasures, Contemporary Rices and Eggs without Gluten.


 

MADRID´s PALATE SEDUCERS

 

Kappo
Breton de Los Herreros 54
An unforgettable  Japanese Sushi Bar

 

 

 

 

 

Amazónico
Jorge Juan 23
A Brazilian Paradise in a tropical decor .

 


El Mercado De Chamartín
The shellfish & the shellfish tapas are unforgettable.


 

 

 

La Tasqueria
Duque de Sesto 48
Seducing sceptics in a brick walled Soho Manhattan vibe.

Chef Javier Estevez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flores de Alcachofas
Paseo de La Castellan 40
Exceptionally extraordinarily dazzling country rustic vegetable garden vibe.


 

 


La Porcineria
Calle Lagasca  103
Margaritas and pork are the specialties of the house.  The decoration is, and the desserts are, an added plus.