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Potato Day is celebrated on 30 May, a worldwide recognition of this tuber that has been a fundamental element in the diet of various cultures throughout history. Originally from the Andes, the potato has conquered the world with its versatility and ability to adapt to countless recipes and culinary styles. In Spain, one of the most emblematic dishes made with potato is the potato omelette, a gastronomic gem that has as many versions as there are cooks.

Potato: universal ingredient

The potato is more than just a simple side dish on our tables. It is an ingredient that, in its simplicity, offers a blank canvas for culinary creativity. From purées and stews to salads and stir-fries, the potato adapts to all styles and tastes. Its ability to absorb flavours and its unique texture make it indispensable in the kitchen.

Tragabuches: Innovation and Tradition

Tragabuches, located in Marbella and in the heart of Madrid, is known for its innovative and respectful approach to traditional ingredients. With a philosophy that combines the authenticity of Andalusian cuisine with modern techniques. Potato, being such a fundamental ingredient, plays a prominent role in their menu.

The potato omelette is a dish that arouses passions and debates all over Spain. The question of whether it should have onion or not has divided food lovers for generations. However, everyone agrees that the key to a good omelette lies in the quality of its ingredients and the technique of its preparation.

Tortilla de Patata con Cebolla Trufada: A Jewel of a Truffled Onion Omelette

One of Tragabuches’ specialities is its exquisite potato omelette with truffled onion. This dish is a clear example of how a simple ingredient can be transformed into a gourmet experience.


Preparation of the Potatoes and Onions: Peel and cut the potatoes into thin slices and the onions into julienne strips. Fry together in plenty of olive oil over medium heat until tender and lightly browned.

Mix with the Eggs: Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add a pinch of salt. Drain the potatoes and onions and mix with the beaten eggs. Add a dash of truffle oil to intensify the flavour.

Cooking: Pour the mixture into a frying pan with a little hot oil and cook over medium heat until the omelette is set on one side. Turn with a plate and cook on the other side until golden brown and juicy on the inside.

Finishing touch: If desired, grate some fresh truffle over the omelette before serving to add a touch of luxury and aroma.

El Día de la Patata es una oportunidad para celebrar la importancia de este tubérculo en nuestra dieta y en la cultura gastronómica mundial. Desde las cocinas más humildes hasta los restaurantes de alta cocina como Tragabuches, la patata ha demostrado ser un ingrediente imprescindible. Así que, en este día, disfrutemos de la patata en todas sus formas y celebremos su capacidad para unir tradición y modernidad en la mesa.

Ya sea en una tortilla de patata con cebolla trufada o en cualquier otra receta, la patata nos recuerda que la simplicidad y la excelencia pueden ir de la mano, creando platos que nos reconfortan y nos sorprenden. ¡Feliz Día de la Patata!

There is an old tradition that months without ‘R’ – May, June, July, August – are the best months to enjoy certain types of fish, especially sardines. This advice comes from a time when preservation and refrigeration techniques were not as advanced as they are today.

During the summer months, high temperatures caused fish to decompose more quickly, so it was recommended to consume it in months with ‘R’ in their name.

However, beyond conservation, there is a biological reason behind this tradition. Sardines, for example, are at their best in terms of flavour and texture during the months without ‘R’.

This is because during spring and summer, these fish feed on the abundant plankton in the sea, which gives them a tastier flesh richer in healthy fats.

The months without ‘R’ are back in Lobito de Mar

Lobito de Mar, the restaurant of renowned chef Dani García, has become a benchmark for lovers of fresh fish and seafood. With locations in Marbella and Madrid, this establishment celebrates seafood cuisine at its best, respecting both tradition and innovation.

During the months without ‘R’, Lobito de Mar offers a selection of dishes that stand out for their freshness and quality. The sardine skewers, one of the star dishes, are served at their optimum point of flavour. The combination of modern culinary techniques with respect for the local fishing tradition creates a unique experience for diners.

Summer menu at Lobito de Mar not only focuses on sardines, but also includes a variety of fish and seafood that are at their best during this time of year.

Lobito de Mar experience

Lobito de Mar during the non-‘R’ months is more than just a meal. With its décor that evokes the sea breeze and attention to detail that is reflected in every dish, Lobito de Mar offers an experience that captures the essence of summer.

Tradition meets innovation to offer an unforgettable gastronomic experience, referring to the Mediterranean cuisine and bringing the best of the sea to your table.

We are waiting for you at Dani García’s most outstanding bar!

For lovers of Spanish gastronomy and culture, Cinco Jotas offers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of acorn-fed Iberian ham with its upcoming workshops. These exclusive experiences will take place on 30 May at 19:30 in Tragabuches Marbella and on 6 June at 20:00 in Tragabuches Madrid. These events promise to be a celebration of flavour, tradition and learning, led by experts in the field.

The magic of Cinco Jotas

Cinco Jotas is synonymous with quality and tradition in the world of Iberian ham. With more than 140 years of history, this brand has established itself as a world reference thanks to its commitment to excellence and respect for artisan methods. Cinco Jotas acorn-fed Iberian ham is the result of meticulous breeding, in which pure-bred Iberian pigs are fed on acorns and natural pasture in the pasture, which gives rise to its unique and incomparable flavour.

What Can You Expect from the Workshops?

Cinco Jotas workshops are not just a tasting, but a complete immersion in the world of Iberian ham. Here is a sneak preview of what you will experience:

History and Tradition: Learn about the rich history of Cinco Jotas and Iberian ham. Discover how traditional methods have been preserved and perfected over the years to guarantee a product of the highest quality.

Guided Tasting: Take part in a tasting led by experts. You will be able to taste different cuts of ham and learn to identify the characteristics that make Cinco Jotas a unique ham. From aroma to texture and flavour, each aspect will be explained in detail.

Cutting Techniques: Cutting ham is an art in itself. During the workshop, there will be knife cutting demonstrations, and participants will have the opportunity to practice under the supervision of a master slicer. You will learn how to obtain the best slices to fully appreciate the flavour and texture of the ham.

Perfect Pairing: Discover how to pair Iberian ham with other gourmet products and select wines. This section of the workshop will teach you how to enhance the flavours of ham with exquisite combinations that will delight your palate.

The spot

Tragabuches Marbella and Tragabuches Madrid are the perfect setting for these events. Both restaurants are renowned for their traditional gastronomy and cosy atmosphere, ideal to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

  • Tragabuches Marbella: Located in one of the most exclusive areas of the city, this restaurant combines traditional Andalusian cuisine with a modern twist. The workshop in Marbella will be on 30 May at 19:30.
  • Tragabuches Madrid: Located in the heart of the capital, this place is known for its tradition and dedication to quality products. The date in Madrid is 6 June at 20:00.

The Cinco Jotas workshops at Tragabuches Marbella and Madrid are the perfect opportunity for foodies to discover the secrets of Iberian acorn-fed ham. Not only will you enjoy an exceptional tasting, but you will also learn techniques and knowledge that will enrich your appreciation of this Spanish delicacy. Book your place and get ready for a night full of flavour and tradition – we’re waiting for you!

The Hungarian capital becomes the new destination of our chef, Dani García, with the opening of his concept based on a typical Italian osteria. Alelí travelled to Budapest on 16 May, directly to the heart of the Hungarian capital, on Wekerle Sándor Street.

The most authentic and fresh Italian cuisine with Dani García’s stamp arrives in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest. Grupo Dani García opened its first restaurant in the region on 16 May in the five-star Hotel Dorothea on Vörörsmarty Square.

‘I am very excited to return to Budapest, a city I had the pleasure of discovering a few years ago for the Michelin Guide to Europe. At that time I could only dream of coming back here, and now I can celebrate with the team the opening of Alelí,’ said Dani García, who added that the opening of the Italian restaurant in the Dorothea Hotel was an unexpected surprise, but that they did not hesitate to seize the opportunity.

From Andalusia to Italy

Dani García, who combines the gastronomy of Andalusia with the traditions and ingredients of world cuisine, presents with Alelí a concept inspired by Fellini’s Dolce Vita or Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Belleza.

The restaurant offers a journey to the purest Italy thanks to a gastronomic proposal characterised by the authenticity of the raw materials used for cooking.

Based on an authentic Italian osteria where the inspiration and recipes of the Andalusian chef bring to life the magic of Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant invites diners on a journey through the different regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Campania and Sicily with classic dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with the best Hungarian and Italian ingredients.

‘Throughout my countless culinary adventures and experiences, the most important thing for me has always been to build relationships. I think that’s what Aleli and Italian cuisine is all about: cooking with heart and soul for each and every one of our guests, no matter who they are or where they come from. Everyone who works at Aleli is like family,’ says Giorgio Cavicchiolo, head chef at Aleli.

In addition to Alelí, BiBo, the more travelled and cosmopolitan concept of the chef who has conquered other cities such as Madrid, Marbella, Tarifa, Doha and London, is scheduled to open its doors in Budapest in 2024, also in the Dorothea Hotel.

The good weather arrives in Tarifa and brought us last 9th of May, the last ”ronqueo” of the season in BiBo Tarifa.

Our chef, Dani García, together with Gadira, gave us the opportunity to enjoy the most representative tradition of the almardraba season.

This evening, not only offered a session on the cutting of the tuna, but we could also enjoy a menu designed for the occasion.

Chef Dani García, explained to the audience his unique vision of how to transform tuna cuts into exquisite dishes that delight the senses.

Gadira, for his part, brought his knowledge of the exceptional quality of bluefin tuna. An iconic product that is prized for its incomparable flavour and texture.

Those attending the event not only enjoyed a delicious dinner, but also came away with a new appreciation for the art of ronqueo and a deep respect for the fishermen and chefs who work tirelessly to offer the best of Spanish gastronomy.

BiBo Tarifa provided the perfect setting for this unique experience. With its casual style and focus on haute cuisine, the restaurant served as the ideal setting for this event.

In short, the ronqueo event with Dani García at BiBo Tarifa was much more than a culinary demonstration; it was a tribute to Spain’s seafaring heritage and passion for gastronomy.

May 6th marked a culinary milestone in Smoked Room’s vibrant gastronomic scene, which achieved two Michelin Stars in just six months. This seasonally changing and evolving proposal had the honour of welcoming acclaimed Swedish chef, Niklas Ekstedt, for a unique event: A 4 Manos. A day that fused Ekstedt’s mastery of Smoked Room with the talent of the kitchen team, promising a gastronomic experience like no other.

From the moment you walked through the doors, the aroma of the smoky kitchen enveloped you, anticipating what was to come, the creations that Ekstedt and the Smoked Room team had so painstakingly prepared.


The menu was a fusion of flavours and techniques, designed for the most discerning palates. Dishes such as Flambadou oyster, citrus tomato dashi beef fat and beurre bloc to cold smoked reindeer, morels and wild garlic leaves to Aburi mackerel. Each dish was a masterpiece of impeccable presentation and harmoniously balanced flavours.

Smoked Room, an exclusive concept, with space for 14 diners, dedicated to embers and smoke inspired by the Japanese way of understanding a dining room, allowed not only for an exceptional gastronomic evening, but also in the shared experience.

Ekstedt’s passion and commitment to cooking was reflected in every dish, while the Smoked Room team worked in perfect harmony to ensure that every detail was carefully executed. Guests were able to enjoy fine dining, creating experiences.

All in all, it was an unforgettable day, where the senses melted with the smoke.

Located on Madrid’s bustling Jorge Juan street, Lobito de Mar’s bar is a gastronomic spot that invites food lovers to discover a world of flavours and textures.

With its modern and cosy atmosphere, this place will become your favourite meeting point if you are looking for a unique culinary experience in the Spanish capital.

Lobito de Mar’s bar offers something special from Monday to Friday: DesTÁPAte menu. This tapas menu is a celebration of Spanish cuisine, with a carefully crafted selection of small plates that highlight the freshness of the sea. From classics such as russian salad with shrimps to tuna belly ”Pepito de Mar” , each tapa is an explosion of flavours that delights the senses.

What makes Lobito de Mar’s bar even more special is its cosy atmosphere and friendly service. Whether you come alone, with friends or as a couple, you will always find a place at the bar to enjoy a good meal and a pleasant conversation.

In addition to its delicious menu, the location of Lobito de Mar’s bar on Jorge Juan Street adds a special touch to the experience. Surrounded by shops, designer boutiques, it is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and then explore the most charming corners of Madrid.

In short, Lobito de Mar’s bar is much more than a tapas restaurant; it is a gastronomic experience not to be missed. So if you are in Madrid, don’t hesitate to come to DesTAPArte from Monday to Friday.

We are sure it will be an experience you will remember long after you have tasted the last tapa. See you at the bar!

Ready for a journey that awakens your senses and takes you deep into the Andalusian tradition? Welcome to Tragabuches, where the passion for food meets the warmth of southern Spain! With locations in both Marbella and Madrid, this restaurant is the perfect destination for lovers of good food, unique experiences coupled with tradition.

Marbella and its Andalusian soul

Tragabuches Marbella, stands as a gastronomic oasis, where the authentic flavours of Andalusia come alive in every dish. From gazpacho to the most typical Andalusian stews in winter, every bite transports you to the sunny streets of southern Spain.

But the experience goes beyond the food. Here, the youngest members of the family also have their special place thanks to the Kids Club, where they can have fun while the adults enjoy a palate-pleasing meal.

Tragabuches Madrid, a place for all occasions

In the heart of the capital, Tragabuches Madrid offers something for everyone. As well as a menu that celebrates Spain’s gastronomic richness, the restaurant has several spaces ideal for meetings and special events.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a business lunch or an intimate celebration with friends, Tragabuches Madrid has the ideal setting for every occasion. Immerse yourself in the modern elegance of its dining rooms and let the magic of Spanish gastronomy do the rest.

The charm of Tragabuches

Tragabuches is a celebration of life, friendship and Spanish culture. With its focus on Andalusian flavours in Marbella and its versatility in Madrid, this restaurant captivates all who have the pleasure of visiting.

Are you ready to be swept away by the charm of Tragabuches?

The daily routine can be stressful, but what better way to recharge your batteries than enjoying Lobito de Mar Madrid’s bar? From the 6th of May until the 24th of May from Monday to Friday, lovers of marine flavours have an appointment at Lobito de Mar Madrid with its exclusive bar menu: ”DesTÁPAte”.

For those who need a ”break” during their working day, ”DesTÁPAte” offers the perfect option. Located in the heart of Madrid, Lobito de Mar Jorge Juan is the ideal place to enjoy a lunch that will give you the energy you need to face the rest of the day.

Enjoy and ”DesTÁPAte” in Lobito de Mar Madrid

DesTÁPAte” menu is an ode to the sea in all its grandeur. With a careful selection of dishes that highlight the best flavours and textures the ocean has to offer, every bite is a delicious adventure. From the classics to the most innovative creations, ”DesTÁPAte” caters to all tastes.

”DesTÁPAte” is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best of the sea in the heart of Madrid. From 6 May until 24 May, customers can enjoy this exclusive menu from Monday to Friday at Lobito de Mar Madrid.

You won’t need a reservation. Immerse yourself in this unique gastronomic experience, we are waiting for you at Lobito de Mar Madrid to feast on the flavours of the sea with ”DesTÁPAte”!