Madrid’s largest and ultimate culinary, Gastrofestival Madrid is set to kick off from May 16 to 29. The 14-day festival, in its 13th edition, will bring together restaurants, bars, markets, hotels, museums, and many other leisure venues in the city of Madrid.
The festival is open to everyone and visitors will witness world-class encounters between professional chefs, and also some of the best culinary creations laid out on the street. The wide-ranging programme at the festival will include everything from delicious set menus in select restaurants, culinary workshops, to gastronomy-themed exhibitions in major museums.
Aside from the spectacular culinary arrays that will be showcased, the festival will also be displaying an artistic perspective in the fields of literature, art, design, charity, fashion, and of course culinary too. This will help in showcasing the city’s unique culinary and cultural experiences.
Special set menus, workshops, guided tours, talks, tastings and pairings will be among Gastrofestival’s main highlights and activities, which will be grouped into its usual annual sections: Gastronomic Madrid; Gastroculture; Sensory Experiences; Wine Culture; Gastrohealth and Gastrofestival for Families. New additions include a section devoted to gourmet cuisine and an activity to mark the anniversary of Madrid’s patron saint Isidore the Labourer’s canonisation.
Gastrofestival Madrid is being organised by Madrid City Council’s Tourism Department and Madrid Fusión, with the support of Mahou and in partnership with Madrid Film Office and the city’s municipal markets. Iberia Express and Casa Decor also take part in the event.
In the 12th edition, Gastrofestival 2021 was held from April 17 to May 2, 2021, where 450 institutions and establishments from Madrid took part. The festival had stood out from other Gastrofestivals by paying tribute to famous Spanish writer Emilia Pardo Bazan, who is known for being the first woman to preside over the Literature Section of the Ateneo de Madrid and also to the Ibero-American cuisine.