Thursday, March 15, 2012

Corral de la Moreria

Spain, Part VI: Reputedly Madrid's best restaurant offering flamenco performances.

The list of customers who've sat here for dinner shows is long & impressive, including the likes of Pablo Picasso, Lauren Bacall, Omar Shariff, Marlon Brando, Rock Hudson, Richard Gere, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant & Sandra Bullock.

Although the songs & dances are exquisitely energetic, prices for this two-hour show are sadly steep for those of us who suffer when converting our currencies. A cover charge of 36 euros per person excludes the expensive a la carte food & drinks.

Artisan mi-cuit foie gras with cured Iberian acorn-fed ham carpaccio. Uber-thick slices of creamy terrine, paired with smooth, savory ham. What's not to love, right?

Grilled ox entrecote with padron peppers. A fine slab of beef, caramelized black on the outside, still slightly bloody within, for masculine appetites.

The paella was tasty comfort food, flooded with gigantic crustaceans & assorted meat.

Chocolate cake with Tahiti vanilla ice cream. Impeccably executed.

Caramelized rice pudding with tangerine sorbet. A terrific mix of tastes & textures.





Corral de la Moreria,
Madrid, Spain.
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22 comments:

  1. Tahiti vanilla ice cream! Had to google just to see what the difference was lol. Sadly, dining where the stars dine is never a cheap affair eh?

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    1. Drops of Contentment: it was a nice ice cream, though i still think it could have been creamier, heh =) ya, and too bad none of the stars were present that evening :D

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  2. man, song, dance, wine and food.

    cues "days of wines and roses". :D

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    1. Michelle: the sinatra version, i hope! :D

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  3. A good flamenco can surely get your appetite racing... :-)

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    1. The Yum List: i wonder if it might be an aphrodisiac too =)

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  4. Caramelised rice pudding.. so pretty it looks like a fried egg ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: true! i wonder if it was intended by the chefs to resemble an egg :D

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  5. Food looks really good here; bet it's worth the visit even without the flamenco performances! :)

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    1. Kenny: i'm in the mood for spanish now! gimme tapas! :D

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    2. How much did you spend that evening? :P

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    3. CK: ergkh. maybe a couple of hundred euros, including the cover charge...

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  6. I sincerely hope you were inspired enough to join in some flamenco dancing! I can just imagine the performance! Gimme soul!

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    1. Min: oooh, i regret to say that my feet never really left the floor that night! i've got soul in my, errmm, soul, but not in the tip of my toes, heheh =)

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  7. the beef and paella looks absolutely delightful. i am so hungryyyyy and i am about to lick my screen!

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    1. Missyblurkit: i'd come deliver some food to you if i could have! sorry for that, ya =)

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  8. it's a perfect dining place with wine, good food and dessert :) how delightful it should be

    Latest: Malaysian Version of "International"

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    1. Fish: oh yeah, i think many customers have enjoyed their evenings here =)

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  9. the paella looked so moist, almost like it's risotto.

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    1. Eiling: you're right, it was a wet one indeed! :D

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  10. So sad that you were taken in by the blurb. No best restaurant, or decent restaurant would ever havd shows or music in Spain, esp flamenco, native only to Andalucia

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  11. So sad that you were taken in by the blurb. No best restaurant, or decent restaurant would ever havd shows or music in Spain, esp flamenco, native only to Andalucia

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