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Madrid's finest chefs come to NYC in week-long Spanish food celebration

By order of the official tourism board, a critically acailmed team of Madrid chefs will be storming NYC in a series of pop-ups and collaborative dinners.


Spain Editor

20 October 2014

Over several years Madrid's culinary scene has grown exponentially and the city has arguably become an international capital when it comes to gastronomy. A fusion of traditional elements of Spanish cooking combined with cutting edge techniques and multitude of dishes from around the country can all be found in the capital city.

All sounds lovely but you're an ocean away? From the 3rd-8th November 2014, Madrid´s most successful chefs will be cooking shoulder-to-shoulder for an entire week in various spaces and restaurants in New York City. Diverxo Restaurant, Chef David Muñoz, who has 3 Michelin stars, and is also culinary Ambassador of Madrid, has put together an unbeatable team to represent Madrid in New York. Here's a rundown of the days' best events:

3rd of November:
The kitchen celebrity, Chef David Muñoz, recipient of 3 Michelin stars and owner of the restaurant DiverXO,, with a sophisticated cuisine that draws inspiration from different countries, flavours, textures and haute cuisine techniques. He will be preparing a dinner, together with chef Matthew Lightner, in his restaurant Atera, (2 Michelin stars). A superb menu created by two masterminds of international cuisine. Atera relies greatly on Chef Lightner's innate connection to time and place to create a completely unique dining experience. The menu is a modern play on traditional flavours and is totally dependent on what is available daily and therefore changing accordingly.

3rd and 4th of November:

Javier Goya, Javier Mayor and David Alfonso from TriCiclo Restaurant, are behind one of Madrid's most impressive gastronomic successes in recent years a restaurant has received numerous awards in its very first year, which has the aim of offering tasty food in an informal setting. They will be preparing dinner at the culinary event that is held regularly in Nolita, New York, with free access for passionate followers of the latest food trends, City Grit ( Their open table concept, which has become "a magnet for gastronomic talents from outside the city."

5th of November:

Chef Estanis Carenzo from Sudestada ( , Chifa and Picsa restaurants in Madrid, is a cosmopolitan with no limits and a true genius of flavour. He has lived and worked in some of the world's most influential cities. He will also be participating at City Grit NY.

6th of November:

Chef Óscar Velasco is the Culinary Director of the, two-starred Michelin Award, SantCeloni restaurant in the Hesperia, 5 Star Hotel in Madrid. He will be working at Betony is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman.

The week in The Big Apple celebrating Madrid's culinary culture will take place November 3-8, and will feature journalists, foodies and New Yorkers alike.