Restaurant-Check: El Club Allard, Madrid **

image.jpg

As we arrived at this luxurious two michelin starred restaurant we firstly took the wrong entrance. Opposite of the restaurant, there is a (more less secret) private social club. The hostess helped us and accompanied us to our table in the wonderful designed hall - very elegant and royal but not overstated.

The sommelier did welcome us with a glass of champagne.

image.jpg

In front of us at the table, there was kind of a business card of the restaurant and as we found out during the evening they were our first amuse-bouche. These cards were like wafers and served with a delicious cream. The second amouse was a smoked eel with kind of a coconut cream.

image.jpg

Our first course was a shot of fish topped with aspargus espuma and has been accompanied by crunchy bread with salmon caviar. A egg and truffle cupcake followed as a delicacy.

image.jpg
image.jpg

Afterwards, a sea rice, which was cutted pulpo was served with green "real" rice chips - funny idea, the waiter told us the ingredients after finishing!

image.jpg

A wonderful duck with mushed corn made the start into the main courses.

image.jpg

The black cod was amazing and wonderfully served. 

image.jpg

For all lamb lovers, the next course would be a joy. 

image.jpg

A hibiscus flower espuma was served in an eatable bowl. The first desert was a variation of pineapple disguised as a pear. Logically a chocolate desert should not be missing, Chocolate rocks with a fascinating soft texture was accompanied by pistachio.

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

The last course threw us back to our recently finished schooltime ;-) . 

image.jpg
We were guests of El Club Allard, hower the review expresses our own opinon.