Candeli: the calçotada party is also celebrated in Madrid
Calçots, grilled meat and Catalan cream. No, you are not in Valls. You are calçotada on Ponzano street
Calçots, grilled meat and Catalan cream © D.R.
Of Valls to the world. And then the calçots they began to make a dent in the tables of Restaurants located outside of Catalonia.
The conquest of this onion variety It goes far beyond its flavor.
It resides in that capacity that it has to gather people, remove it from its routine, move it away from the asphalt and take it to rustic farmhouses with a song of sirens interpreted by them, the calçots; accompanied by a choir of grilled meat and a daring, comical as well as essential, called bib. The party of the calçotada this was.
Who has lived it knows what we are talking about and, when the season begins to appear there in November, he refuses to let Valls' remoteness deprive him of this pleasure and throws himself at Look for it in the streets of Madrid.
Its cod branded is EX-QUI-SI-TA © D.R.
On this occasion for one in particular: Ponzano, the street where we have been saying that everything happens for years. At number 47 we find ourselves Candeli and the special menu with which until March 11 This piece of Catalonia brings us to Madrid.
The open mouth is in charge of bread with tomato and of an exquisite grated cod gratin, which gives way to some calçots brought directly from Valls and served candied, cut and peeled. From the plate to the sauce romesco and from there to the mouth.
Although a priori the idea of not being able to enjoy the rite of putting on the bib, peel the calçots, staining your hands, dipping in the sauce and eating them in a bite may seem to subtract fun and essence to the matter, that sense of missing tradition disappears immediately when you try the calçots confit Cut and peeled, our senses just have to focus on Enjoy this flavor.
The meat moment star in it the lamb chops from Ávila and some tasty butifarras made in Madrid respecting the traditional Catalan recipe. All accompanied by some mongetes sautéed prepared with fresh pocha from Navarra.
Because using the excuse of the calçotadaCandeli make up a menu in which the product is selected with criteria, care and quality by flag.
Two words: Catalan cream. A calçotada would be less calçotada if it doesn't culminate in a big way, feeling how the caramelized sugar on its surface breaks at the contact of your spoon.
Ponzano Street, 47
91 737 70 86
Monday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.