When a restaurant is named as The New York Times’ new favourite place for eating out in Madrid, then you can expect something pretty special. Citra has Elías Murciano to thank for the accolade, a surprisingly young chef who trained and worked in the US before settling in Spain.
His Carta Estrella (star menu) unites all of the dishes from the constantly changing menu that have stayed firm favourites of his customers.rnThe most interesting thing about the dishes at Citra is the way in which they mix the savoury with sweet – venison with chocolate sauce anyone? The restaurant itself is in a ground floor unit in the upmarket neighbourhood of Salamanca.
Unfortunately its mid-street location means there are no windows, but the subtle decoration makes up for the lack of natural light.rnThe wine list consists of careful choices from diverse Spanish regions, as well as an ample selection of New World and European labels. If the full menu doesn’t appeal, then there is a zona de pinchos”