Type: Signature Cuisine, Spanish Cuisine
Located in the 19th century building of the Casino de Madrid members’ club, right in the center of the city, next to the famous square of Puerta del Sol. It is one of the most famous restaurants in Madrid, thanks, among other things, to the work at the head of the team of Paco Roncero, an avant-garde chef who also manages the catering of elBulli in Madrid. Paco knows how to get the best from seasonal produce to create dishes full of flavor and creativity. He has a culinary research laboratory and new premises opened in 2007 with effective interior decoration by the designer, Jaime Hayón.
As always, Paco Roncero walks one-step further. A big surprise came along in June 2012. He launched PacoRonceroTaller. This time, it is cutting edge technology and the assistance of the prestigious Guía Repsol (guide) and the NH Hotel Chain, that have made it possible to carry out this dream of creating a unique space dedicated to the pairing of avant-garde gastronomy with technological innovation.
The result, a ‘secret’ workshop equipped to stir one’s emotions, recreate environments and provoke sensations. Available by invitation only and with seating for only eight diners, this living lab is designed to create a 100% vivacious sensory space that interacts with those who inhabit it – controlling the temperature and humidity, as well as the colors, aromas and acoustics – making it possible to create different stages and ambiences in which the dining experience can be enjoyed.
This is possible thanks in part to Hisia, an “intelligent table” made out of a ceramic material called Keraon. Another element is the olive oil ‘archive’, with its 216 test tubes for tasting olive oils. In any case, one thing’s for sure, that this laboratory of gastronomy and technology is only the beginning for Roncero.