MADRID - RESTAURANTE TRICICLO
RESTAURANTE TRICICLO Michelin Bib Gourmand
The name fits this restaurant like a glove, as the “tricycle” acts as a very accurate metaphor for the three young chefs running the show here. One worked in the original DiverXO restaurant in the Madrid district of Tetuán, one was always a chef and the other, was a cyclist and poet.
The simple décor combines the height of rusticity with an endearing bistro charm. This simplicity is compensated by a high degree of culinary expertise, which is showcased, in well-prepared and attractively presented dishes, that encompass the personal and traditional, as well as oriental and fusion influences. Dishes on the menu can also be ordered as half portions (medias raciones) or as tapas if desired.
On a snow locked lunch in Madrid in January 2021 we had,
Various bread, olive, plain white and brown seeded with olive oil with homemade smoked butter.
Cherry tomato bloody Mary
Rabbit paté with peach
Prawn croqueta with fennel sauce
Leek from Tudela, raff tomatoes and Jamón.
Stewed Anguiana beans with duck and mushrooms.
Creamy white chocolate, mango passion fruit and yoghurt ice cream.
Head man Luis, learnt his perfect English whilst living in the Charlton area of South London and working in Benares Indian Restaurant & bar in Berkeley Square and in fact, he has a London accent!
The wines to go with the food were,
De la Riva Manzanilla Fina Miraflores Baja
Casa Castillo 2018
Kerpen Weinhaus 1993 Riesling Auslese
Irene, the waitress, put together the enjoyable easy listening playlist, inspired by her Spanish parent's love of the rat pack style of music by Dean Martin, Fred Astaire and Nancy Sinatra etc
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