I LOVE WINE. I LOVE FOOD, and so do millions of people around the world. So if your one ours, you're obviously going to love walking through the streets of Madrid tasting delicious food that marries beautifully with our great variety of wines and beers. Because let's be honest, there are few things more enjoyable in life than eating great food, in a vibrant city, alongside good company. I am a professional trained chef that decided to change pans and fires for grapes and barrels and I ́m not going to lie, it's one of the best decisions of my life. Now I have the palate of a retired chef and the nose of a wine connoisseur, which is why I want to take this experience to the next level, and give you the tools so you can create your own pairings, whether it's a nice verdejo with some ham or it's a sweet vermouth with some marisco, you are in charge (don't worry I will let you know if you are committing pairing homicide) I am really keen on sharing my knowledge and learning with you guys, because there's no two same palettes, and everyone brings new aspects to wine and food pairing with every sip and every bite. As I am not always available, please check the established dates and choose your own. If you can´t find the date you are after, just send me a message. I am already looking forward to meeting you guys and sharing that which we love the most; food, wine and good company
My name is Alvaro and I was raised in Madrid. As a profesional trained chef with a degree in Culinary Arts Management I decided to venture into Enotourism in the french region of Saint Emilion, France where I really got to learn the winemaking (and tasting) process. Since then I have become really passionate about wine and food pairing. After over a decade traveling the world my life took a 180 degree turn when I moved to Perú and had a spiritual awakening, discovering how I spent many years running away from my home town Madrid. I came back to realize that my city has one of the most attractive gastronomic offers in the world, with a unique street atmosphere and the best of people. Since then It has become my mission to share my passion for food, wine and my home town city, offering a professional take, from a locals' point of view.
This experience includes 8/10 tastings | Tasting of Iberian + cheese + oil + traditional pastries
A glass of wine, beer or refreshment of choice per venue depending on your personal preference
We will start off at El Mercado de San Miguel to warm up the senses. From there we will walk along the touristy Plaza Mayor until we make it all the way to the local La Latina. There are many hidden corners in between that I will make sure to point out. After touring around we will make our way back through a series of plazas and cathedrals to finish at La Calle Mayor.
Bring with you the desire to have fun and enjoy
It is a very local experience, here we call it "go for tapas" ... or go for an aperitif, talk and share while we go from "bar to bar" simple but it works for 3 or 4 hundred years ...