Click here to read the Spanish version.
We already know that chef José Andrés is one of the greatest ambassadors of Spanish gastronomy, and not only outside our borders. Every time he visits our country, it is usual for the Asturian to try different restaurants and promote those places he likes the most. This is what happened during his last visit to Madrid. José Andrés made a route through the Mercado de Vallehermoso and has highlighted two stalls to take into account.
On the one hand, the media chef praised the great tripe he tasted at Miga Cana, a gastronomic space within the Market with traditional proposals by chef Fran Vicente. It is a humble cuisine, seasonal and proximity, where you can try spoon dishes such as Callos with leg and veal snout, recommended by José Andrés. But you also have traditional tapas such as torreznos, ensaladilla, anchovies from Santoña or seasonal dishes such as croquettes, artichokes or pickled partridge. The whole portion of Callos costs 14.7 €.
The other place that José Andrés also visited was Picón, a place that, as can be deduced from its name, offers Canarian products brought directly from the islands: artisan cheeses from small villages that you could only eat if you go on a tour of their islands, beers, gofio, potatoes, mojos, almogrote and even vermouth and a great variety of regional wines. On this occasion, what the Asturian chef tasted were the traditional black potatoes, accompanied by an exquisite Canary Island wine.
The Mercado de Vallehermoso has become an authentic gourmet corner with a varied and high quality proposal. In this space also stand out other stalls such as Batch, Kitchen 154, Tripea or El 2 de Vallehermoso, to name a few.