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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!

BiBo Marbella, which opened its doors in 2014 as the first BiBo in the world, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a cocktail party dedicated to celebrating its trajectory and with the aim of thanking the support received during these years.

Throughout this time, more than 55,000 oxtail brioches have been cooked at BiBo Marbella, Dani García’s iconic dish that has gained popularity around the world.

In April 2014, BiBo Marbella opened its doors in the Puente Romano Hotel, becoming the first restaurant in the world with the most travelled and cosmopolitan concept of the chef from Marbella.

With the idea of celebrating its tenth anniversary, last Thursday 11th April, the Dani García Group organised a cocktail party dedicated to celebrating its trajectory and with the aim of thanking the support received throughout these years.

More BiBo than ever

BiBo landed on the Costa del Sol ten years ago as Dani García’s first ‘pret a porter restaurant, where it all began and where the Marbella chef launched himself to the rest of the world. With a menu that invited you to discover the dreams of the chef, who at the time had two Michelin stars, BiBo Marbella was born with the aim of taking Andalusian cuisine around the world – “BiBo marked a before and after in the Dani García Group and in gastronomyI think it has been a reference for many other concepts”. says Dani García.

Since its opening in 2014, BiBo offers a journey through the cuisines of the world as a result of the Marbella chef’s travels.

Thanks to its authentic cuisine and cosmopolitan essence, the restaurant celebrates ten years of trajectory, which have allowed it to witness great love stories, magical birthdays and friends who toast to good times.

More than 653 thousand people have been able to enjoy during this time a gastronomic journey that begins visually, thanks to an eclectic decoration and continues through the palate with dishes such as its legendary oxtail brioche. Besides, this is one of Dani García’s most popular dishes that has been cooked in the BiBo Marbella kitchens on more than 55 thousand occasions.

Today, BiBo has branches in Tarifa and Madrid and beyond our borders in Doha, which was the first international opening of the concept, and in London, bringing the cuisine of Andalusia to the world.

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.

Since last summer, when Grupo Mosh and Grupo Dani García announced their first alliance to shape the legendary Marbella beach club, this establishment has done nothing but reap successes. Thanks to its unique location on the beachfront and a name that reached its peak with Marbella’s beautiful people scene, La Cabane now regains all its brilliance in a new summer season filled with surprises.

La Cabane is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the Costa del Sol, just a few minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banús, within the space of the iconic five-star hotel Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort. Blending tradition and innovation, this establishment boasts an incomparable setting that allows guests to enjoy excellent Mediterranean cuisine, practice their swing on the Golf Mile, or relax with some of the best views a beach club can offer in southern Europe.

Thus, the establishment shared by Grupo Mosh and Grupo Dani García will once again host the most exclusive views this summer, thanks to its terrace with pool view that complements the incredible gastronomic proposal of the Andalusian chef. He will carry out the culinary transformation of the space with a differential gastronomic proposal based on avant-garde dishes made with the finest raw materials and the unmistakable stamp of one of the most important chefs both within and beyond our borders.

A menu to Italy

When conceiving the creative proposal for La Cabane, Dani García drew inspiration from the quintessential Mediterranean essence that Italy exudes, thus the neighboring country is well reflected in its entire gastronomic proposal. To achieve this, the Andalusian chef traveled along the Amalfi Coast and to Capri, drawing inspiration from seaside restaurants, embracing the grace and Italian imprint in a fresh and relatively straightforward culinary proposal. The idea, as the chef himself acknowledges, is for this essence to be experienced from the moment one enters La Cabane and to invite transportation with each dish.

Creations designed to be enjoyed around the majestic pool that presides over the beach club, such as the salmon and caviar pizza; grilled zucchini and ricotta salad, or crispy prawns with basil. There will also be no shortage of dishes with a Mediterranean essence, such as San Daniele melon with Parma ham and Neapolitan cornicello ceviche, or iconic Italian dishes like pasta and risottos, highlighting fusilli alla nerano; cavatappi with caviar butter; Daniela’s white lasagna, or truffle risotto.

The grilled Tomahawk (1kg.) or marinated grilled chicken alongside back-cooked sea bass with lemon skin vinaigrette and grilled blue lobster are among the other proposals that close this union between sea and land, based on the highest quality products.

A Proposal and Good Rhythm

The musical entertainment and show proposal of the new establishment will be unveiled throughout the season, including highlights such as the most famous international DJs. An example is the opening event that will take place on March 23rd and will feature Luciano as the star of the night from an exclusive booth within the pool.

Furthermore, Circus Music is La Cabane’s eclectic and acclaimed in-house musical proposal, setting the rhythm with its versions on the terrace every Friday and Saturday from 2 PM onwards. Also noteworthy in their programming are the San Juan party (June 23rd) and the Full Moon Party (August 16th) as very special events to experience in such a remarkable place throughout the summer.

The Spanish potato omelette recipe is an iconic dish that has generated more controversy than you would expect from a simple egg and potato dish. The dispute centres mainly on 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.

Located in the heart of the luxurious coastal city of Marbella, Andalusia, Dani García’s BiBo Marbella is a culinary gem that offers an unforgettable experience for food lovers. Situated in La Plaza de Puente Romano, one of the most exclusive and vibrant destinations on the Costa del Sol, this restaurant takes Dani García’s most travel-inspired concept to its fullest potential.

Led by the acclaimed Spanish chef Dani García, BiBo Marbella blends Spanish culinary traditions with modern techniques and exquisite presentation. In an elegant and relaxed setting, diners are treated to a gastronomic offering that ranges from classic BiBo dishes to new additions that are unique to Marbella. The elegant and refined decor envelops you in a unique universe to experience BiBo in every sense.

Dinner is at BiBo Marbella

BiBo Marbella offers a selection of dishes perfect for dinner, from starters like cuttlefish croquettes, Iberian ham croquettes, or Russian salad with quail eggs, to options of fresh fish and high-quality meat such as salmon tartare, grilled sirloin, or the famous and successful braised oxtail brioche. The carefully selected wine list complements the flavors of the dishes perfectly, with options ranging from local wines to the finest international labels.

One of the highlights of BiBo Marbella is the live kitchen show, where diners can watch expert chefs in action as they prepare and present the dishes. This additional touch of entertainment adds an interactive and exciting element to the gastronomic experience.

The braised oxtail brioche is heavenly

BiBo Dani García’s braised oxtail brioche is a delicious fusion of Spanish flavors in one bite. With Chef Dani García’s distinctive touch, this dish combines the softness of the brioche with the intensity and tenderness of the braised oxtail. Every bite is a burst of flavors that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

Since its creation in New York, it has traveled the world and, in addition to Marbella, Madrid, and Tarifa, it can also be enjoyed in London and Doha.

BiBo Marbella by Dani García offers a perfect combination of exquisite food, elegant ambiance, and privileged location, making it a must-visit destination for gastronomy lovers visiting the Costa del Sol.

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!