Begin the countdown to 2023 and leave behind the memories of this 2022 that has flown by thanks to so many joyous and happy moments… Hand in hand with these memories come the famous resolutions that we promise ourselves every year that we will fulfil and leave most of those memories in the memory trunk, but this year we will make them all come true (or most of them at least) will come true.
¡Surprises are coming in 2023! But first, let us take a walk down memory lane and look back at all the events that we have experienced in this past year thanks to you…
We started 2022 with Dani Garcia’s debut in New York with Casa Dani and Pollo Verde, which are two ”Typical Spanish” in the middle of the Big Apple.
We begin the summer with the inauguration of Alelí in Marbella. A trip to Italy through the Italian cuisine of Dani García.
We continue with Kemuri, the Asian cuisine of Dani Garcia reached your palates to stay at the Puente Romano Hotel
The most famous brioche in the history of the Brioches, celebrates its first anniversary with Bibo, in Madrid and in Shoreditch (London).
It is time! Finally, Christmas has arrived, the most magical time of the year and that we all look forward to so much, it is a time of lights, music and celebration along with the famous ”All I want for Christmas is you’… we for Christmas want you to enjoy yourself, and that you will be filled with the Christmas spirit.
For example, seeing the Christmas lighting, which we will be able to enjoy until January 6. Madrid has pulled itself together this year and from Sol, we can see this year´s giant Christmas ball that lights up and flashes to the sound of music. Of course, we cannot forget the Plaza Mayor and its flea markets.
We do not have to go to Madrid to enjoy the Christmas plans, in Marbella you can also count on the plus that the Costa del Sol allows you to enjoy the mild weather at any time of the year. Do not worry, your search to find a place to eat, we will take care of it.
Company lunches or dinners are also a typical Christmas event problem for these dates to book and choose menus. Do not worry, we bring the solution to your problems, we have activated Christmas menus for groups, but Book!
The Dani Garcia Group wishes you a Merry Christmas!
Picasso once said, “Everything that can be imagined is real”. Under this same premise, the Dani García Group brings to Madrid its first cocktail bar, a multi-sensory space inspired by art galleries and antique collections, and which is hidden in the bowels of the BiBo restaurant of the capital.
“El Coleccionista” is a place where art comes to life through its exceptional liquid offers, in a space where sophistication and casualness coexist. In it, past, present, and future come together to create a unique experience that allows you to enjoy the efficiency of time, all with a purely artistic approach that offers the possibility not only of drinking authentic works of art but also of acquiring collectible items.
Its proposal is based on a gastronomic cocktail where technology and research are in harmony with creativity and imagination. In this way, up to a hundred techniques are used from the elite of the gastronomic avant-garde worldwide, applied in the search of flavour.
The liquid menu is the undisputed protagonist of “El Coleccionista.” Consisting of twelve alcohol cocktails, made with techniques ranging from redistillations to fermentations, through fat-washes, centrifuges, ultrasounds, dealcoholisation, illusions, or textures. Highlights include drinks such as “Oil on canvas”, in which both the bartender and the customer will paint this work of drinking art together choosing from a special selection of ingredients; or “Ymanyá”, inspired by the goddess of the sailors and sea crossings. Made from an ultrasound extraction of white rum in nettles from the Mediterranean Sea with an extraction of generous hibiscus flower from the Red Sea, spices from the Black Sea and balanced with a touch of smoked dates from the Persian Sea. Finally, it incorporates a tuile of pistachios from the Arabian Sea, a fake coffee caviar, garum from the Caspian Sea and a bergamot gel from the Adriatic Sea.
On the other hand, there are three limited edition cocktails, which complement the proposal of the space as if it were a private collection. They will be available until the end of stock and incorporate distillates and vintage products that will delight a lucky few.
Like any good collection room, this space also has a unique and unrepeatable repertoire only available for ten people worldwide. With the name “The club of 10”, a cocktail will be created from irretrievable bottles that will be auctioned; once the bid is closed, the customer will define the price of the ten only units available, and his initials will be written on the Collector’s letter with the bid date and the name of the cocktail. Another aspect that makes the difference is that the whole cocktail menu is also available in its non-alcoholic version, maintaining the same organoleptic properties.
The culinary proposal has a complementary role in “El Coleccionista” formed by a small selection that includes some of the most iconic dishes and snacks of chef Dani Garcia. Among them, its emblematic brioches, starters such as grilled edamame and a couple of sweet options. In parallel, there is also room for coffee, and during the first hour of opening, the space will feature two fun versions of coffee accompanied by some special mignardises.
With a capacity of up to twenty-eight diners, “El Coleccionista” thus becomes the new space of the Malaga chef in the capital, after its opening last September of the restaurant Tragabuches in Marbella.
The December holiday returns, a few days of rest in the middle of the routine, and with it the pre-Christmas plans in family or with friends, Christmas lights, trips, lunch, and dinner… We bring you our list of favourite plans for these days in Spain or for more travel lovers.
The Spanish have again chosen the big cities of Europe for a pre-Christmas getaway, Madrid, Malaga, London, Budapest, Dublin… are some of the best bets for this long weekend for the Christmas atmosphere that inspire, in addition to the lighting itself for the occasion.
Let us start with the capital, Madrid, and the wide variety of plans it offers:
Visit the market of the Plaza Mayor, Ice skating (Plaza de España, in Matadero, in the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles or in the Plaza de Colón) but… ¡ Huston, we have a problem! We need to recharge to face all these plans… we have the solution to make your belly smile again with meat, fish, tapas, sushi, Whatever you want!
We continue in Malaga with its characteristic lighting of Calle Larios; and since we are on the Costa del Sol, we cannot leave without visiting Marbella, with its Christmas lighting and its historic centre, Christmas markets… What better opportunity to enjoy Christmas and at the same time as the Andalusian cuisine, than in our restaurant Tragabuches, we also have options if you fancy meat, firewood, or fish? Lobito de Mar… although if you are more international, you can also travel to Italy with Alelí or Asia with Kemuri.
On the other hand, and for the more travel lovers London is another great bet for this long weekend, with its characteristic flea markets and its streets illuminated for the occasion. In London you cannot miss Winter Wonderland, a giant Christmas fair in Hyde Park, with attractions, ice skating rink, Christmas markets… Are you nostalgic or tired of so many fish & chips? Do not worry be happy, in BiBo Londres we are waiting for you to teleport to Spain.
Obviously, we cannot forget to support ”La Roja” in Qatar. For all those who have travelled to the Qatari capital to enjoy this world cup, we have the solution to make them feel at home, do you fancy meat? Firewood, you fancy a more sea breeze, Lobito de Mar and if you prefer something more tapas style, BiBo Doha.