The Guinness World Records deems it the oldest restaurant in the world. Some dispute the title, claiming other restaurants have been there longer. But Jose “Pepe” Gonzalez, one of the proprietors of the fabled restaurant, does not mind. He credits its success to the quality of the food, the service and the ambiance. The bottom line, really, is that Sobrino de Botín is a formidable mix of great food, good vibes and a most fascinating history. The result is a much-deserved global fame that Pepe, a consummate restaurateur, seems to take in his stride.
On 8 July Madrileños are in for a unique soporific experience logging out of the frenetic world into a concert made to be enjoyed literally on one’s back instead of sitting down or on one’s feet!
The blogger tries positive thinking in place of lament as he takes stock of Spain’s chances of recovery during the New Year celebrations.