One of the major events in Madrid’s 2019 programme has now been confirmed. Gastrofestival Madrid, the capital’s gastronomic and cultural festival, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with an edition that will last from 23 January to 10 February 2019. This year festivalgoers will be able to enjoy a longer version of the event, which is organised by Madrid City Council’s Tourism Department and Reale Seguros Madrid Fusión in collaboration with over 450 establishments and institutions. The 2019 edition will last 19 days, three days longer than last year’s edition.
The annual event showcases Madrid’s gastronomic offerings and explores the link between the culinary arts and artistic disciplines like painting, literature, music, film, theatre, photography, design and fashion. Once again, this year’s edition will feature the participation of restaurants, cocktail bars, cooking schools, markets, gourmet and kitchenware shops, museums, art galleries and fashion retailers. All of the events and activities in the programme will revolve around the festival’s regular main categories: Gastronomic Madrid, Gastroculture, Sensory Experiences, Wine Culture, Gastrofashion, Gastrohealth and Solidarity Gastrofestival.
New additions to the programme
One of the most exciting additions to the programme is the section Gastrofestival Recommends. Encompassed within the Gastronomic Madrid category, this section will highlight the most iconic dishes of some of Madrid’s most representative restaurants, showcasing extraordinary must-try morsels whose quality and distinctiveness have earned them a place in the capital’s gastronomic identity.
Furthermore, to promote and conserve Madrid’s gastronomic tradition and pay tribute to housewives and their culinary wisdom, Gastrofestival will publish a very special cookbook featuring 20 traditional recipes that reflect the quality and diversity of the food cooked in Madrid’s homes. Each recipe will be illustrated and will include a brief history of the dish and its chef.
As in previous editions, Madrid’s municipal markets will play an active role in this year’s festival, offering new activities. There will be workshops, talks, tasting sessions and more, in venues that have become one of the top places to enjoy the finest gastronomic offerings and to buy first-rate food and ingredients.
Gastrofestival Madrid is sponsored by Mahou and Mastercard and features the participation of JCDecaux, Iberia Express and La Casa del Libro. More information