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Alelí Dani García, the most romantic and passionate Italian, has conquered hearts in Marbella with his charm and charisma. His plans for celebrating love as a couple are legendary, and today we invite you to immerse yourself in a world of romance and passion through his words.

Without leaving the city of the Costa del Sol, you can feel the picturesque cobbled streets of Florence, Alelí will take you on an unforgettable journey. What could be more romantic than a sunset stroll through the Piazza della Signoria? As the sun sets behind Michelangelo’s statue of David, he will take you by the hand and lead you to a cosy local restaurant. There, you will enjoy the exquisite flavours of authentic Tuscan cuisine, with wines that honour the Italian land.

After a dinner that awakens the senses, Aleli will guide you to a secret viewpoint with panoramic views of the city. There, under a starry sky, she will spread out a blanket and bring out a box of chocolates and chocolate dipped strawberries. Together, they will share sweet kisses and laughter as they gaze at the twinkling lights of Florence.

But the night is not over. Alelí has prepared one more surprise. She will take you on a small candlelit gondola that will sail through the canals of Venice. While the gondolier sings serenades, he will recite verses of Italian poetry that will touch your heart. The water will reflect the magic of the night, and you will feel like you are in a fairy tale.

Aleli’s romantic adventure is not limited to Italy. If you prefer a more tropical atmosphere, she will take you to the shores of the Amalfi Coast. There, you will enjoy crystal clear beaches and picturesque villages. You will discover hidden gems and get lost in narrow alleys where only love can be found.

Whether in the hills of Tuscany, the streets of Florence, the canals of Venice or the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, Alelí Dani García will prove to you that Italian romance is an experience that will take your breath away. Her couple’s plans are a testament to the love and passion that Italy has to offer. So let yourself be swept away by the magic of Aleli and experience a romance you will never forget.

Italy awaits you in Marbella.

The return to normality after the summer holidays marks the beginning of a gradual transition from relaxation and rest to daily routine and responsibilities. After enjoying moments of leisure, travel and disconnection, it is natural to experience a sense of adjustment as you return to everyday life.

This stage can generate mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is nostalgia for holiday days, where time seemed to stretch out and worries were put on the back burner. On the other hand, the return to routine brings with it a renewed sense of purpose and structure. The feeling of resuming regular activities can be comforting, providing a sense of order and normality in the midst of a constantly changing world.

It is important to approach the return to normality with a balanced mindset. Reflecting on the positive moments of the holidays and taking that revitalising energy with you can help you face the challenges that come with returning to work, school and daily obligations. Drawing on holiday experiences and learnings can enrich the way you approach your daily life.

Planning ahead is also essential. Organising schedules, setting goals and managing tasks efficiently can make it easier to adapt to the routine. In addition, maintaining a balance between work and personal time is essential to avoid burnout and allow for moments of relaxation even in the midst of routine.

The return to normality can be an opportunity to establish new healthy routines. Incorporating exercise habits, a balanced diet and time for self-care can help maintain a consistent sense of wellbeing, regardless of the time of year.

Ultimately, returning to normality after the summer holidays is a process of adjustment that involves combining the positive aspects of summer relaxation with everyday responsibilities. Maintaining a positive attitude, planning ahead and finding ways to balance routine with moments of enjoyment are key to successfully navigating this period and maintaining a sense of wellbeing throughout the year.

If there is one thing that characterizes Italy worldwide, it is its gastronomy and its people’s passion for food. So much so that even the Italians have a saying that goes: “Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare”, in other words, you must eat to live, not live to eat. 

With this premise, Alelí, Dani García’s Italian-accented restaurant in marbella, hosted a new edition of the days that pay tribute to the gastronomy of the transalpine country with the help of the Marbella chef and other great prescribers of Italian cuisine. After the inauguration in February with Matías Perdomo, and again under the name “Dani García e Fratelli”, on 29 and 30 April they had the honors of having the chef of the three Michelin starred restaurant Da Vittorio

As Dani García proudly says: “To have one of the best restaurants in Italy in Marbella and in Alelí is a real pleasure. Also, to be able to make the Paccheri, so well-known in his restaurant, with Enrico, in my restaurant, was a pleasure and a delight for the guests”. Together with Enrico Cerea, Da Vittorio’s executive chef, he created a very homogeneous menu, interspersed with dishes from Alelí and the guest restaurant. A real festival of flavours that diners will never forget. 

This menu consisted of a torta croccante di tartufo as an aperitif, together with Aleli dishes such as vitello tonnato “al contrario” prepared especially for the occasion, as well as risotto al tartufo, porchetta di agnello and the traditional tiramisu. Da Vittorio cooked spaghetto di tono, plin carbonaro and the famous paccheri alla Vittorio. A spectacular menu that left no one indifferent.

The gastronomic proposal was accompanied by two unique pairing options: one Italian style and the other premium, by Dom Pérignon. The prestigious champagne accompanied the dinner in a special way, perfectly pairing each and every one of the dishes. 

Thus, “Dani García e Fratelli” is the result of the Marbella chef’s admiration for his counterparts in Italy, a reflection of the good work and passion for the traditional cuisine of the transalpine country. With Da Vittorio and his three stars, attendees witnessed a unique Alelí for two exclusive nights, featuring the best Italian produce and the technique of the greatest experts in this cuisine, all without leaving Marbella.

The good thing about the arrival of the good weather is that the days get longer. The outdoor get-togethers with friends begin. And the long weekends also begin, like the Easter long weekend. A perfect time to enjoy, travel and get out of the house with no curfew. 

In between plans such as going to see museums, musicals, shopping or spending a few hours on the beach, you always have to make time to eat. During these days there are many gastronomic options. Whether you are in Marbella, Madrid or Tarifa. You may fancy a pizza from Alelí, the best embers of Leña, enjoy the best Japanese cuisine at Kemuri, sail the sea at Lobito de Mar or the trips of BiBo Dani García. Cuisine and menus for all tastes and days of the week. There are no excuses, only desire. 

Tragabuches Marbella’s Andalusian late-night snack.

Togetherness is strength. And enjoying yourself with friends and family revitalizes everyone. These days of Easter with public holidays and a very special weekend, the terrace lounge of Tragabuches has prepared  the best after lunch or pre-dinner evening for you . 

Music, special atmosphere and the best company to enjoy a fun evening in Marbella. 

By the way, don’t forget that you can also have breakfast in Dani García’s most Andalusian space from 9:30am to 11:30am from Monday to Sunday. 

Thursday and Friday start the day with brunch in Madrid

Holidays are for enjoying and celebrating. Go for a walk, go to the cinema or have a drink with friends. In the Dani García Group we don’t forget the start of the day and we suggest you start the day in style, with brunch at Leña or BiBo Madrid.

The first of them inaugurated just over a month ago and with embers as a nexus of union throughout its menu. For €45 per person, enjoy Leña’s best-known starters, choose a New York-inspired main course and finish with the sweetest touch. A unique and fiery experience for an unforgettable long weekend. 

BiBo is well-known in Madrid. A success that every week makes the people of Madrid enjoy the start of the day in style. For 39€ per person, very BiBo starters, a main course to remember and the best ice cream in the world for dessert.

Five years later, Dani García returns with his Gastronomic Days ”A cuatro Manos” at Alelí Marbella. During February and March of this year, we will be able to enjoy a special menu.

Italian food which is included in the Mediterranean gastronomy. The story goes that Italian food was influenced by other countries such as Greece, Africa and Asian countries.

In Northern Italy, the most common dishes are soups, cooked pasta and meats boiled in wine and butter, and typical dishes such as carpaccio, vitello tonnato or vitel tonné and crocchette di Patate as well as risotto. Among its outstanding sauces are pesto and Bolognese.

On the other hand, in the South of Italy, the dishes are more simply prepared, with main ingredients such as olive oil, vegetables and vegetables typical of the area. The most typical dishes are pizzas, as well as spaghetti and macaroni.

There are also differences with the centre of the country, where ingredients such as olive oil, pecorino, vegetables and sausages are used. The most typical dishes are Bisteca allá Fiorentina, Zuppa di farro, pollo in potacchio and Mazzarelle.

Finally, in Sicily and Sardinia, we also find differences with the rest of Italy, such as rice balls in batter with peas, meat, cheese or macaroni with raggout, a sauce made with minced meat.

Alelí Marbella

Dani García

The chef from Marbella organised in his restaurant with three Michelin stars a conference with renowned chefs from all over the world.

In 2014, our chef was already starting out in this field of the A Cuatro Manos Gastronomic Days, together with Joan Roca, Quique Dacosta, Ángel León and Andoni Luis Aduriz, which was held at the Dani García Restaurant in the Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella.

In 2015, they were they were once again in the Dani García Restaurant, together with 12 national and international Michelin-starred chefs, where they held four exclusive dinners.

In 2016, 71 Michelin stars gathered in Restaurant Dani García (Marbella) to pay tribute to French chef Jöel Robuchon.

In 2017, Dani García celebrated these days again, together with his chef friends to pay tribute to a great chef, Nobu Marsuhisa.

In 2018 was the last year that the gastronomic days ”A Cuatro Manos” were held at the Dani García Restaurant in the Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella. In which a new menu for the season was presented and in which a score of great chefs paid tribute to one of the progenitors of Basque cuisine, Juan Mari Arzak.

The last meeting was held in 2019 on the occasion of the closure of the three-star Dani García. The Last Supper brought together renowned figures in the city to bid farewell to the well-known restaurant that later gave rise to Leña Marbella.

Matías Perdomo

This year we bring you Dani García together with Matías Perdomo, a chef of Uruguayan origin who moved to Italy twenty years ago, on the 22nd and 23rd of February. He is at the helm of Contrast restaurant in Milan, his Michelin-starred temple of creativity opened in 2015. The chef considers three fundamental factors in his cuisine: the product, the game and the memory of taste.

Matías Perdomo, with his South American influence on Italian cuisine, is coming to revolutionize Alelí alongside our Chef Dani García for two unique and exclusive nights with a special menu.

Alelí Marbella

If you don’t want to miss these special menus during these ”A cuatro manos” days

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Here you have the address, so you don’t miss out!

Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, 29602 Marbella (Málaga)

Pizza with or without pineapple? This famous controversial which splits the pizza lovers, is the reason why six years ago, 9 February was declared World Pizza Day. On this same day, but in 2017, the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, opened this debate on twitter. It became popular to the point that UNESCO decided that pizza should be Intangible Heritage of Humanity (which is hardly surprising).

Alelí Marbella

How this wonder arose?

Pizza’s origin, flatbread made with flour, egg, yeast, olive oil and salt, dates back to the 1830´s in the Italian city of Naples where ‘Port’Alba’ (‘white door’), the world’s first pizzeria, opened its doors.

Another story tells of the birth of pizza in 1889, date in which the chef Raffaele Esposito made the Margherita pizza to honor of the then Queen of Italy, Margarita de Saboya. This pizza is the most classic with ingredients such as tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, oregano, and olive oil, the colours of the Italian flag, which is also the one that opened the door for the rest of the pizzas. Let’s look at the most famous pizzas.

Plenty of options to go crazy about

The four-cheese pizza, one of the most popular in the world. The four cheeses used has the Protected Designation of Origin certification: fontina cheese, gorgonzola cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese; Neapolitan or Roman, the second most traditional in Italy. What distinguishes this pizza from the previous ones is its soft and spongy dough, slightly thicker than the orthodox Italian one, with thicker edges, as well as its ingredients: tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, anchovies, oregano, capers and olive oil.

We also have the Diávola pizza, which is distinguished by the spicy flavour of its sauce, with ingredients such as chorizo, salami, even chilly; the barbecue pizza with barbecue sauce, as its name suggests, and minced meat, born in the United States; the pizza carbonara, which has no tomato on its base, with ingredients such as egg, bacon, onion, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; finally, the calzone, a special pizza because it hides its ingredients inside (cheese, meat, tuna, vegetables, etc.), as it is covered with another pizza topping (cheese, meat, tuna, vegetables, etc.). It is covered by another dough of the same size as the base, in the shape of a pie.

Alelí Marbella

International Pizza Day in Aleli

In Grupo Dani García, we love pizza that’s why our restaurant Alelí, arrived this last summer to get us addicted to their wooded oven pizzas, which are baked live in the traditional Neapolitan style, with a 48-hour fermentation.

A trip through the alpine country without having to leave Marbella, with its decoration inspired on the most authentic Italy with references such as ‘’ La dolce vita’’ by Federico Fellini or ‘’ The great beauty’’ by Paolo Sorrentino. You can enjoy  iconic dishes from the Italian kitchen, with the stamp of our chef, Dani García.

That’s why to celebrate this special day, between the week of 8th and 17th of February during  lunch from Wednesday to Friday ( 8th, 9th , 10th ,15th ,16th and 17th  of February), we bring you a special menu, 25€ per person, with aperitive Viejo Negroni, pizza to choose, desserts and drink which will allow you to enjoy the most spectacular place in Alelí, in its open-air terrace.

Imagine the good weather in Marbella, with tables among the orange and lemon trees… you will be transported to the Campania region, in particular Sorrento, which is located on the famous Gulf of Naples. It is known as ”Land of color’s, of mermaids, city of gardens’‘; or the Amalfi Coast with its hilltop villages, such as Positano, of which the painter Paul Klee said that it is the only vertical village in the world as it rises above a cliff, and a the deep blue sea.

So, if you are a pizza addict, come to Alelí Marbella and enjoy our special menu to celebrate this day.

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Italy is always trendy, but if we can’t travel to Rome, Rome can come to us. It is true that everywhere you go, Pasta is a good choice.

That is the reason why here, in Alelí Marbella, we have the best lunch to satisfy that craving from Wednesday to Friday.

Alelí Marbella

Imagine a Thursday after work, after pick up your children from school or after doing whatever, and the only thing you want to do is disconnect from routine in Trastevere quarter in Rome. Aleli allows you to travel to Italy just in a few seconds which any of its delicious pasta.

Antipastis will end with that sense of routine, It will ‘’leave the fox to watch the geese’’, and at the gates of Italy, but the more you will be tasting our recipes, you will live fully the Italian experience.

What can we tell you about Alelí pizzas? Authentic napolitana recipes, that will transport you to Spaccanapoli, one of the three main streets of the old town in Naples and you must visit it if you travel there.

To put the final touch to this feast, you can imagine yourself in your favorite Italian city. It is that, according to the story, tiramisu owns its origin at the end of XVII century as an offering to the Great Duque of Toscana; on the other side, there is someone who date Tiramisu’s appearance in XIX century, even though it is said that its creation was in Venecia.

Alelí Marbella

If you don’t want to think about what to order, we facilitate you your way with ‘’Trattoria Lunch’’, a selection of the best dishes in Alelí.

All roads lead to Rome, so don’t forget booking to enjoy this travel without the need of getting a flight. Alelí is waiting for you with a smile to gain your heart… and your stomach!

Dear Wise Men, 

In 2022 we have behaved better than ever, so for this year we ask you to bring us surprises to continue improving…

Who has not gone to sleep feeling nervous about the 5th, after seeing the street parade and with the excitement of getting up the next day and finding, magically, all the gifts under the tree? 

¡The Kings are coming! and they have secretly whispered to us that they are bringing you many surprises for this 2023, and they are sure that you will enjoy them just like a child opening their gifts.

BiBo Madrid

We know that for this day it is difficult to know what to give, so we come to facilitate that job.

What better opportunity to give your friends or family experiences for their palate? So that magical night, they go to sleep on a happy stomach, or experiences to enjoy on the 6th with those around you. Any time is good to celebrate with your loved ones. We also take care of the Roscon.

We know that you win people over through their stomach, so take advantage and book your experience.

Leña Marbella

This year you must be very attentive to our networks, the kings are going to be publishing the surprises.

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…

BiBo Madrid

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).

We end the year with Tragabuches Marbella, to soak up the gastronomy of our Andalusian land.

So, in these next 12 months, we hope to enjoy what is to come together with you.

Tragabuches Madrid

Are you ready for all the promises for next year? 

The Dani Garcia Group wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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.

El Coleccionista Madrid

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.

El Coleccionista Madrid

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.