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Enjoy the El Corte Inglés Castellana Gourmet Experience

Indulge your taste buds in the tantalising new Gourmet Experience space at El Corte Inglés, which offers restaurants and gourmet produce in the Castellana flagship store

Marina Nelson ,

Within the El Corte Inglés shopping complex on Paseo de la Castellana, the department store chain has inaugurated its third Gourmet Experience, a unique space which combines tasting opportunities with the sale of gourmet products. This innovative concept includes several renowned brands and prestigious chefs and offers customers a wide range of food choices. Covering 1,000 square metres, the space allows customers to sample, eat and shop gastronomic products 362 days a year.

Cinco Jotas
Cinco Jotas products are of the highest quality, and are obtained from pure-bred Iberian pigs fed exclusively on acorns. These are artisanal products which combine the traditions of maintaining this unique breed with those of curing these exceptional products, which include leg hams, shoulder hams and loins, in natural stores. The Cinco Jotas gourmet area will present a varied choice of gastronomic offerings in which cured produce and fresh meat will take centre stage, accompanied by the best Osborne wines.

Ahumados Dominguez
Ahumados Domínguez’s corner offers the most delicate variety of smoked products from its Suprême line, comprising marinated salmon and salmon loin, Icelandic cod and bluefin tuna. In addition, for the first time, all products can be tasted in the same place in the most delicious recipes, such as smoked salmon millefeuilles, Cocktail Loin Supreme with melon and mint or our favourite, the freshly made Russian pancakes with finely sliced salmon supreme with fresh dill sauce.

Harina is a new bakery and café concept offering simple, uncomplicated food, with a space for tasting its natural, artisanal products made using traditional recipes. It’s a space where all kinds of breads, cakes, pastries, sandwiches, pizzas or buns can be purchased, or a place to have breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner. Visitors can see how all the products sold in the shop are made in the traditional manner.

Mr Lee
Through a dynamic menu, Mr Lee brings together the bestselling dishes from its various restaurants. From the finest Chinese food to Vietnamese, Thai or Indonesian cooking, these different cuisines are represented in dishes such as Vietnamese rolls, spring rolls, Pekingese or seafood dim sum, duck with noodles, rice with shrimps, crispy duck and sweet-and-sour pork. Well-defined flavours are created on the premises in full view of customers and dishes can be eaten in the restaurant, ordered as a take-away or delivered to your home.

La Máquina
La Máquina is a classic venue in Madrid and a significant benchmark for the most exclusive suppliers of seafood and fish from Spanish fish markets. Tables are fully occupied on a regular basis, which is a reflection of the success of its dining rooms and its Gran Barra bar. The best market produce is prepared and served, including fresh seafood, rice dishes and its unbeatable fabada – Asturian bean stew. In addition, the menu underlines its use of extra virgin olive oil and its well-stocked wine cellar.

Hamburguesa Nostra
This studio serves hamburgers, bread and exclusive sauces to be enjoyed at any time of the day. It boasts an original range of more than 30 varieties of hamburger made of the highest-quality fresh meat, which is low in fat and has different ingredients added to the meat to enhance the taste directly. Hamburguesa Nostra at the Gourmet Experience offers customers the possibility of purchasing food to prepare at home or taking its products away ready-cooked, so you can choose the best time and place to enjoy them.

Be Fresh
Be Fresh was conceived as a new line for the sale of fruit-based products and seeks to meet the needs of all those consumers who value the advantages of a healthy, balanced diet. It offers a range which spans natural juices in different formats, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Fruit and vegetables take centre stage and the menu can satisfy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner needs. Together with a take-away section, Isla Capricho, it also has an area selling high-quality fruit and flowers which complements the range and generates a most attractive ambiance.

Masqmenos has been designed to satisfy its customers throughout the day, with delicious baguette sandwiches of the best Iberian pork products from acorn-fed pigs and Salamanca hams, baked products and cakes for those with a sweet tooth, excellent coffees and a wide variety of teas for breakfasts and afternoon snacks. It also offers the best tinned produce, aperitifs, well-balanced and freshly-made salads and traditional regional breads combined with seafood and meat dishes – for lunch, dinner or for any moment.

La Sal de Castellana
This restaurant is based on a modern menu of dishes showing many different influences but founded on Spanish ingredients, using seasonal produce and simple, fun, top-quality products. The La Sal-style potatoes and the mushroom-filled hamburger with foie sauce are a must, as is a magnum of wine. Enjoy a few drinks and the La Sal De Castellana Gourmet Experience with friends – the menu includes dishes for sharing among friends and a well-made gin and tonic.

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