Eat Drink KL: Corral de la Moreria

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.