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El Coleccionista ‘s liquid art and the works of Pablo Ozo, arrive to captivate the public this April.

CRONOS BY PABLO OZO

Galician artist, Pablo Ozo and innate passion for art from an early age. It led him to obtain a grant from the European Union in 2021. A turning point in his artistic career. His style, Inspired by cubism and the avant-garde, Ozo’s style is distinguished by the explosion of vibrant colours and the emotionality conveyed by his figures.

It was during the difficult times of the pandemic that Pablo Ozo decided to explore new frontiers, taking his art beyond the traditional canvas. He ventured into creating his own brand and began to capture his art on textiles and fashion accessories, and it was his success on social media and his wide reach, which later prompted him to create his own canvases.

This month arrives to show us his new collection ”Cronos” in our cocktail bar, where you can enjoy a hundred techniques from the elite of the world’s gastronomic avant-garde, in a cosy atmosphere thanks to the works of our artist.

El COLECCIONISTA

In El Coleccionista, time becomes a precious liquid, ephemeral but full of meaning. Here, the present is enjoyed with intensity, without forgetting the most endearing and happy moments of the past, but always looking to the future with hope and vision.

This month, we invite you to be part of history at El Coleccionista, where art and life meet in perfect harmony. We are waiting for you to share moments of inspiration with Pablo Ozo.

El Coleccionista offers you not only a unique sensory experience, but also an atmosphere enriched by the presence of the works of this talented artist, which will transport you to a world of creativity and emotion.

Come and enjoy liquid art accompanied by Pablo Ozo’s Cronos collection!

En Lobito de Mar, nos preparamos para la temporada más importante del atún. Llega la primavera y viene de la mano de una tradición culinaria única y emocionante: La Almadraba. 

ALMADRABA AS A TRADITION

Almadraba is a traditional fishing method handed down from generation to generation, which involves catching migratory bluefin tuna as it passes through Mediterranean waters. This technique stands out for its 3,000 years of history on the coast of Cádiz.

Every year, as spring arrives, the local fishermen prepare their boats and nets for the almadraba season. This is a fixed fishing net, made up of mazes of nets and structures, strategically placed in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar to intercept the passage of the tuna on their spring migration.

THE ALMADRABA IS ALSO SUSTAINABLE

Despite its age, the almadraba fishery has adapted to modern times, incorporating sustainable practices to ensure the conservation of tuna stocks.

From the use of selective fishing techniques to the implementation of closed fishing periods, fishermen strive to maintain a balance between tradition and conservation.

Once the fishing is done, the ”levantá” takes place, they select the adult tuna and release the rest of the fish alive into the sea.

FROM THE SEA TO THE TABLE

Before reaching Lobito de Mar, the technique of “ronqueo” is carried out; cutting up the tuna with a knife in a manual and artisan way. Experience this tradition live with us and enjoy exquisite recipes from our chef.

This is the process of cutting up a bluefin tuna. The ”ronqueo” requires skill and dexterity on the part of the ”ronqueador”, who carefully cuts the tuna into different parts: the head, the tail, the loins and the belly.

This process is not only a culinary technique, but also a ritual passed down through generations in fishing communities. The ”ronqueadores” are experts who know the anatomy of the tuna perfectly and know how to make the best use of each part.

See you at sea!

Located in the heart of Marbella and Madrid, Tragabuches is much more than a restaurant; it is a culinary experience that revolves around the Andalusian gastronomic tradition. With an innovative concept while committed to the local product, this fusion offers lunches that surprise both locals and visitors.

Tragabuches opens its doors from 9:00 am, to welcome you and make you enjoy a lunch full of authenticity and flavor. Its non-stop cooking philosophy ensures that there is always a tempting option available, whatever the time of day.

What makes lunches at Tragabuches so special is their focus on zero kilometer products. Andalusian cuisine prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients, and Tragabuches takes this tradition to the next level by working closely with local producers to source the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

FROM ANDALUSIA TO THE TABLE

The culinary experience at Tragabuches goes beyond the food. Andalusian hospitality combines to create a warm atmosphere where diners feel at home. Whether you’re enjoying a quick lunch between meetings or taking your time to savor each dish at your leisure, you’ll always feel welcome at Tragabuches.

Tragabuches’ menu will make you experience an explosion of typical flavors of the land. From gazpacho to exquisite tapas such as ensaladilla rusa and croquettes, each dish is carefully prepared to highlight local ingredients and celebrate the rich culinary diversity of the region.

Fish lovers will find a wide selection of fresh fish from Mediterranean waters. From sea bass to ventresca, each bite is an ode to the taste of the sea.

Tragabuches adapts to all tastes and palates, the most carnivores also have their place in our menu, from lamb to Iberian prey.

Besides, the carefully selected wine list offers the perfect pairing for each dish, with a variety of local and international options that perfectly complement the flavors of Andalusian cuisine.

Lunches at Tragabuches are much more than just a meal; they are a celebration of Andalusia’s rich gastronomic tradition and a tribute to local product. Children also have their space. Tragabuches and its playroom are the perfect place for the little ones to enjoy.

Live the Tragabuches experience and wrap yourself in an Andalusian atmosphere.

Holy Week in Spain is a time of religious fervor and deep-rooted traditions. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the country becomes a hub of processions, devotions, and cultural activities that attract tourists and locals alike.

In Madrid, the celebration is marked by its impressive processions, such as the one by the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno, which heads to the Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, or the one by the Brotherhood of the Students, known for its sobriety and solemnity. Additionally, there are sacred music concerts and religious exhibitions in the Basilica of the Incarnation or the Almudena Cathedral.

On the other hand, Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, offers a quieter and sunnier Holy Week. In addition to its processions of the various brotherhoods, it offers a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy leisure time. You can enjoy the beach or take a trip to the old town, where you’ll find churches and chapels adorned for the occasion.

Both cities offer a rich selection of gastronomic options for those wishing to indulge in Spanish cuisine. In Madrid, you can try traditional Holy Week dishes, such as torrijas from BiBo or Tragabuches. In Marbella, you mustn’t miss out on the authentic espeto de sardinas, a local specialty.

Make reservations for dining this Holy Week

If you want to enjoy a peaceful Holy Week and make sure you live it to the fullest, it’s time to make a reservation at your favorite Dani García restaurant. A brioche at BiBo, the best Leña’s Burger, the freshest fish at Lobito, or the tradition of Tragabuches.

Additionally, if you’re traveling with children, Tragabuches Marbella has a play area. Perfect for family enjoyment and ensuring that the little ones have a great time.

The Spanish omelette is an emblematic dish that has generated more controversy than one would expect from a simple dish of eggs and potatoes. The dispute primarily revolves around the presence of onion. Some defend the traditional version, which includes onion and consider it essential for texture and flavor, while others argue that onion ruins the omelette, with the version without it being the only correct one.

The version with onion is considered the “authentic” one and is usually the most widespread. The onion, when fried with the potatoes, contributes a unique flavor and sweetness that complements the egg. Additionally, it is said that the onion gives the omelette a juicier and creamier texture, something that onion omelette lovers greatly appreciate.

On the other hand, defenders of the onion-less omelette, including Dani García, argue that the classic version tends to be too cloying, preferring a drier and more compact omelette. They believe that onion brings a dominant flavor that masks the other ingredients, and that the natural flavor of potato and egg should be enough to delight palates.

Some restaurants in Spain offer both versions, and there are even those who have gone further and created modern and creative versions, such as the potato omelette stuffed with caramelized onion, which combines the best of both worlds.

Regardless of the preferred version, what is undeniable is that the Spanish omelette is a culinary masterpiece. It may be simple, but its simplicity is precisely what makes it so special. Whether it has onion or not, it is a dish that ignites passions and sparks debates, and will continue to be an inseparable part of Spanish culinary culture.

At Tragabuches, we want it with onion…truffled.

Although Dani García has always been a staunch advocate of the onion-less omelette above all else. He arrived in Dubai, made an omelette for the team and… added onion. This has sparked a rebellion among his entire team, leading to the official addition of the onion omelette, but…truffled, at Tragabuches.

Since March 9, Tortilla Day, Dani García’s sales have featured this exquisite bite that delights omelette lovers to the point of forgetting whether they preferred it without onion before.

You know, if you’re a fan of bars and omelettes, you must try the new addition to the menu from Monday to Sunday in Marbella and Madrid.

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, is known not only for its rich history and culture but also for its exceptional culinary offerings. Among the many culinary options the city provides, executive lunches are a popular choice for those seeking a high-quality gastronomic experience during their workday.

Business lunches in Madrid

Executive lunches in Madrid are characterized by offering carefully crafted menus that combine service efficiency with culinary excellence. The city’s restaurants design special menus for this occasion, typically including a variety of dishes ranging from fresh and healthy starters to exquisite options of meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes, accompanied by delicious side dishes and desserts. These menus are designed to satisfy even the most discerning palates in a limited time, perfect for those who have little time for lunch but don’t want to compromise on a quality culinary experience.

The Fast Good Menu at BiBo Madrid

One of the standout places to enjoy executive lunches in Madrid is BiBo Madrid, an innovative restaurant created by the renowned Spanish chef Dani García. BiBo Madrid offers a unique gastronomic proposal that combines Spanish culinary tradition with touches of creativity and modernity.

Within its executive lunch offering, BiBo Madrid presents its exclusive Fast Good Menu, specially designed for those seeking a quick yet delicious option. This menu includes a selection of dishes that represent the best of contemporary Spanish cuisine.

In addition to the excellent quality of its food, BiBo Madrid stands out for its cozy and elegant atmosphere, perfect for business meetings or casual lunches with colleagues. With impeccable service and a privileged location in the heart of the city, BiBo Madrid is an exceptional choice for enjoying unforgettable executive lunches in the Spanish capital.

As every February 14th arrives, so does the month of love and the most romantic day of the year. But… how did this celebration come about? What are the foolproof plans to make? And the most special gifts?

Take note as we tell you everything.

Origin of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has its roots in ancient Rome. It dates back to the martyrdom of Saint Valentine, a priest who defied the orders of Emperor Claudius II not to celebrate marriages during wartime. Valentine continued secretly marrying couples until he was discovered and executed on February 14th in the year 269 AD. Throughout the centuries, the festivity has evolved into a celebration of love and friendship in many parts of the world.

Plans for Valentine’s Day

To celebrate this day in a special way, there are a variety of romantic and fun plans. From intimate candlelit dinners in elegant restaurants to weekend getaways to romantic destinations, the options are endless. Another idea is to plan a movie night at home with romantic films and a basket of favorite snacks. You can also opt for outdoor activities, such as a picnic in the park or a sunset stroll on the beach. Whatever the plan, the important thing is to enjoy the company of your loved one and celebrate the love you share.

Special Gifts for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to gifts for Valentine’s Day, creativity and thoughtful consideration are key. Some ideas include personalized jewelry, such as necklaces with initials or bracelets engraved with important dates. You can also opt for experiential gifts, such as cooking classes together or tickets to a concert or special event. Handmade gifts, like photo albums or handwritten love letters, also add a personalized touch. Another popular option is gourmet gifts, experiences for two where you just have to enjoy. Whatever the chosen gift, the most important thing is that it shows the love and appreciation you feel for your partner on this special day.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February, known as the month of love, awakens excitement and anticipation in many hearts as they prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This month, marked by the color red and the symbolism of hearts, is a special time for people to express their sincerest feelings towards those they love.

Valentine’s Day, on February 14th, is a celebration with roots in history and tradition. It is said that St. Valentine was a martyr who defied the orders of the Roman emperor Claudius II, who prohibited the marriages of young soldiers to maintain their loyalty in war. Valentine, in an act of courage and love, continued performing marriages in secret, leading to his imprisonment and execution. His sacrifice and dedication to true love made him the patron saint of lovers.

In modern times, February transforms into a canvas of romanticism. Couples exchange cards with heartfelt messages, and flowers and chocolates are given as symbols of affection. Streets are filled with shades of red and pink, creating a warm and romantic atmosphere that envelops everyone.

Valentine’s Day is not limited to romantic couples only; it’s an opportunity to express love and gratitude towards friends and family. Genuine friendships and family ties are also celebrated in this month dedicated to affection. Many choose to organize special dinners, share meaningful moments, or simply remember those who hold a special place in their lives.

February, the month of love, is not just about material gestures but also about cultivating deeper emotional connections. It’s a time to reflect on the meaning of love in all its forms and to remember that empathy and mutual appreciation are essential for building lasting relationships.

As the calendar progresses towards Valentine’s Day, February becomes a tangible reminder that love, in its various manifestations, is a precious gift that deserves to be celebrated and nurtured throughout the year.

Less driving and more brioches.

Exploring Dani García’s exquisite culinary proposal at BiBo becomes even more memorable when choosing Bolt as your mode of transportation. With the comfort and efficiency that Bolt provides, the journey to this gastronomic destination becomes an integral part of the experience.

From the ease of requesting a ride to arriving in style, Bolt offers a hassle-free transfer. Thus, indulging in the delights of BiBo begins with the elegance of a journey on Bolt, adding a touch of modernity and practicality to the celebration of Dani García’s haute cuisine.

Additionally, until February 29th, you can purchase a limited-time experience between BiBo and Bolt at Dani García’s store, redeemable until March 31st.

After winning over the city where he was born with a proposal featuring local products and authentic Andalusian flavors, Dani García is now bringing Tragabuches to the heart of Madrid. This new restaurant will open its doors on January 4th at 40 José Ortega y Gasset Street, in the central Salamanca neighborhood.

It was the summer of 1998 when Tragabuches was born in Ronda, with a young Dani García, just 22 years old, at the helm of its kitchen. It wasn’t a avant-garde and award-winning restaurant, but the first “kilometer zero” establishment, with Andalusia as the undisputed protagonist of its proposal.

After conquering Marbella, Tragabuches opens its doors on January 4th in the Salamanca district of Madrid.

Twenty-five years later, Tragabuches opened its doors in Marbella, the chef’s hometown. Thus, pure Andalusian cuisine, culture, and products reached the shores of the sea, becoming a haven to once again enjoy the flavors of Andalusia with family. With Tragabuches came, for the first time in the history of the Dani García Group, breakfasts—an exceptional experience with innovative and traditional dishes, all with authentic flavors that stimulate the senses from early in the morning. Today, under the same essence, the Marbellí chef has recovered and updated that first restaurant that paved the way in the culinary universe and now brings it to the capital.

In this way, Dani García cooks his land again, showcasing its culture and products, with raw materials that completely identify with the Andalusian territory but also pay special attention to Madrid’s products. The menu includes traditional dishes and recipes brought to the present moment, all under the Dani García seal as a guarantee of the highest quality.

With a capacity for 180 people, the space has three floors and three well-defined areas: the bar, the lounge, and four private rooms, available at any time the restaurant is open, operating as a non-stop kitchen.

With the non-stop kitchen model, Tragabuches offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

As for the lounge, its menu includes a wide variety of options that combine new dishes with reinvented ones from the original Tragabuches. Among them are cold dishes like seafood salpicón or foie gras and goat cheese milhojas from Ronda with caramelized green apple (1998), and hot dishes like stewed and shredded bull tail wrapped in ravioli (1998). Classic bites with free-range eggs, such as traditional potato omelette or zurrapa, and a selection of Andalusian stews like creamy rice with Ronda blood sausage and razor clams (1999), are also on the menu.

Other relevant sections on the Tragabuches menu include the fish and meat boutique from Andalusia grilled, featuring a selection of the best catches of the day from the Mediterranean and the Andalusian Atlantic, as well as the best pieces of roasted Malaga goat and meat at its optimum maturation point.

With a non-stop kitchen model, the restaurant starts its activity in the morning offering breakfasts, and its kitchen remains open until the end of the day for dinner. The breakfast menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches and rolls such as the zurrapa de lomo blanco, different types of eggs, including Benedictines with carne mechá, and specialties such as the mixed sandwich with French butter. After breakfast, the bar and its menu take center stage until the lounge opens around noon and remains open in the afternoon until the restaurant reopens for dinner, offering options for every moment of the day.

Tragabuches‘ culinary proposal is complemented by an exceptional drink menu, with a wine list defined by excellent producers, outstanding vintages, a wide geographical variety, and an important selection of Champagne and Burgundy. Similarly, its particular nod to Andalusian wines, both Tranquil Whites and Sherries, is noteworthy. With approximately 600 references, it’s a wine cellar to be enjoyed among unique bottles and good company.

This opening is the seventh in the capital.

Dani García thus returns to the origin of everything, with a gastronomic proposal that tastes like his homeland and focuses on the product. In short, a place designed to be enjoyed with family or friends and to live a unique experience in a distinctive setting.

With its arrival in the capital, Tragabuches joins the set of restaurants and spaces that the Dani García Group has in Madrid, including BiBo, El Coleccionista, Lobito de Mar (Barrio de Salamanca and La Finca), Dani Brasserie at the Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, Leña, and Smoked Room.