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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 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.

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!

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.

The December long weekend in Spain is a much-anticipated time, as it offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved break before the Christmas festivities. One of the most attractive plans during this period is to enjoy the excellent Spanish gastronomy in renowned restaurants, such as those of renowned chef Dani Garcia.
Dani García, an Andalusian chef awarded three Michelin stars in 2019, is a leading figure in the Spanish culinary scene. His restaurants, spread throughout Spain, offer top-notch gastronomic experiences. They are already considered flagship establishments in Marbella, Madrid, Doha, London, Paris and New York, combining Andalusian tradition with modern and creative touches.

December 6 to 8, 2023 Christmas plans for the Christmas long weekend

During the December long weekend and the festivities of the Christmas season, many Spaniards and visitors choose to book a table at restaurants like Dani Garcia’s to enjoy special menus to enjoy the Christmas long weekend. But the truth is that from December 1 to January 5, 2024, you can enjoy these menus that incorporate the essence of each brand with the best product and quality. All prepared with the mastery and creativity that characterize Dani García’s cuisine.

Menu options can vary, from multi-course tastings to more extensive tasting menus as can be found at Smoked Room (two Michelin stars 2022, Madrid). It allows diners to explore a wide range of flavors and textures. Pairing with selected wines is also a key part of the experience at these high-end restaurants.

In addition to the excellent food, the décor and ambiance at Dani García’s restaurants are often elegant and welcoming, adding a special touch to the dining experience. Attention to detail and exceptional service are standard in these establishments.

But man does not live by eating alone. In Spain, on Constitution Day, December 6, a variety of activities are held to celebrate the country’s history and cultural diversity. From civic events to local festivals, Spaniards take the opportunity to come together in a spirit of unity. The long weekend offers the chance to enjoy days off, with many opting for trips, family reunions or participating in commemorative events that strengthen the sense of community.

The December long weekend is an ideal occasion to enjoy these first-class culinary experiences, as many restaurants, including those of Dani Garcia.Enjoying the chef’s cuisine during the December long weekend is a delicious way to celebrate the holidays and make the most of this pre-Christmas break in Spain.

Andalusian stews are a rich and appetising culinary manifestation that originates from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. These dishes reflect the diversity of cultural influences that have converged throughout the region’s history, creating a unique blend of flavours and cooking techniques.

The origins of Andalusian stews can be traced back to ancient Arabic and Roman cuisine, which fused with indigenous ingredients and cooking methods. This heritage manifests itself in iconic dishes such as gazpacho, a refreshing appetizer of tomato, pepper, cucumber and bread, which is served cold and is especially popular in the hot summer months. The use of olive oil, garlic and aromatic herbs is also an obvious influence of Mediterranean cuisine in the region.

One of the most recognisable Andalusian stews may be the chickpea stew. Or a good puchero with its well-known pringá. 

Other notable stews in Andalusia include salmorejo, a thick variant of gazpacho served as a spoon dish, and cocido andaluz, a savoury stew of meat, chickpeas and vegetables, which has become a traditional dish in the region.

The abundance of fresh, high quality ingredients is a distinctive feature of Andalusian cuisine. The region has a rich agricultural tradition, producing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and olive oil. In addition, its coastal location provides access to a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood, which are essential for many Andalusian stews.

Andalusian stews are a sample of the rich culinary heritage that has evolved over the centuries in this beautiful region of southern Spain. The combination of Arabic, Roman and Mediterranean influences, together with fresh ingredients and intense flavours, make Andalusian food a unique and delicious culinary experience that reflects the history and culture of the region. From October you can find a special selection at Tragabuches. In which there is a unique stew per day and other fixed dishes on the menu from Monday to Sunday.

Andalusia feels and tastes like Tragabuches.