La Broche is only one of a handful of Michelin starred restaurants in Madrid thanks to Sergi Arola who won this minimalist, all-white restaurant its two Michelin stars. Since his abrupt departure, his protégé Ángel Palacios has taken over La Broche, maintaining Arola’s passion for experimental cuisine that makes use of the famous foams and nitrogenised ingredients that caused such a stir when they were pioneered by El Bullí founder Ferrán Adrià (who, in turn, taught Arola all he knows).
If you’re looking for the cutting edge of creative cooking, you won’t be disappointed here. The best plan is to opt for the tasting menu, which consists of 10 courses, allowing you to marvel at the immaculately presented miniature dishes that are served to you in quick succession – thankfully accompanied by a detailed explanation from the seemingly omnipresent waiter.
As well as the more outlandish combinations, such as the langoustine carpaccio with broad beans, Catalan sausage and pork rind, there is also a nod to traditional Spanish dishes, with a mini sandwich mixto (cheese and ham sandwich) served as an appetiser, as well as a dedication to home-grown (or -reared) produce. It’s not cheap, but it’s certainly an experience.