The outside temperature marked six degrees, but inside the Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela

the heat of the stove was

felt , where

on Monday night METRÓPOLI delivered its XIX Gastronomic Awards.

A gala -presented by Begoña Tormo, an all-terrain journalist- conceived with the idea of ​​"sharing and celebrating. If we look at 2021, today Madrid seems like a different city, with more and more openings.

We are delighted to witness that boiling and grateful that you have opened the doors of your restaurants, wineries, shops...

Because in the end, we tell and reward stories. It is about giving a name and surname to the work you do", explained Amaya García, editor-in-chief of METRÓPOLI, the leisure and gastronomy guide of EL MUNDO.

The jury - made up of Víctor de la Serna, Marta Fernández Guadaño, Amaya García, Luis Suárez de Lezo, Vicente Ruiz and Isabel Muñoz - has awarded 13 categories.

We start with Desde 1911, the Restaurant of the Year

, which is just that, a year old, although behind it is the historic Pescaderías Coruñesas hotel group.

Saddle and Ikigai Velázquez received honorable mentions.

The awards were given by

Eva Sánchez Hernández, owner and director of Management and Communication at Fisan.

The Revelation Restaurant, delivered by chef Erwan Poudoulec

(technical director of

Le Cordon Bleu), went to the Japanese Ugo Chan

, the most personal project of Hugo Muñoz, a well-traveled chef who has worked over a thousand stoves.

They were accompanied with mention:


where everything revolves around first-class meat and Argentine grilling, and


the small tavern in which pickles are king


We continue with more


, in this case with the

Revelation Chef, whose distinctions were delivered by Cristina Forner (president of Marqués de Cáceres)

, which fell to

Mario Sánchez

and the Franco-Andalusian fusion cuisine that officiates at

Comparte Bistró


The mentions?

Víctor Camargo

(Baan) and

Juan D'Onofrio and Gabriel Sodré

(Chispa Bistró).

The Restaurant of the Year went to Since 1911 (right);

Saddle (left) and Ikigai Velázquez (center) received honorable mention.


Best Sommelier award went to Israel Ramírez

, in charge of the Saddle winery and its more than 1,600 references.

He was escorted with mention by

Tomás Ucha

(Berria) and

Fernando Cundín

(Ganz Wine Bar).

The awards were presented by

Lucía Fernández, CEO of the Fernández Rivera Family.


-the Chamberí dining room where you can eat in luxury with a 35-euro menu- received the award for the venue with a

ticket of less than 40 euros

, whose prizes were given by

Marian Otamendi (counselor of Bodegas El Grifo)


The Mexican dining room

La Tomata and Casa Mortero,

traditional cuisine updated, received mention.


, inspired by the European bars of the early 20th century, was voted

Best Tapas Bar


They accompanied him with mentions of


and his commitment to recovering the spirit of traditional local bars, and

Bendito, Vinos y Vinilos

, a temple of natural labels located in the San Fernando market.

Guillermo Rubert, regional director of Madrid Hospitality at Mahou San Miguel,

gave the awards .

And we stayed in the large food markets and with the award for

Best Market Stall: Picón

(in Vallehermoso), a benchmark for Canarian products in Madrid, emerged as the winner.

Mentions went to

Jamonera Castellana

, a gourmet shop in the Chamberí market with tradition in the capital, and


, a butcher shop in the Chamartín market with more than 40 years of history.

Joan Serentil, Pink Lady's advisor, presented the awards.

In the foreground and to the right: Hugo Muñoz, chef and owner of Ugo Chan, the Revelation Restaurant of 2022.


Coque, the Most Sustainable Restaurant of this edition

, is a family with a tradition in Madrid gastronomy, the Sandovals.


, a dining room in the Ponzano area,


to achieving zero waste

, received an honorable mention .

The awards were handed over by Pandora Peñamil, director of the Evooleum Guide.

Horcher was chosen as the Restaurant with

the Best Social Action,

a true history of the capital with the fourth generation of the same family at the helm, an award presented by

Sergio Cobos, General Director of Advertising for Unidad Editorial.

One of our classic categories is

the Best Gourmet Shop that Coalla Madrid won this year.

He was accompanied with an honorable mention by

Doña Tomasa

, a gourmet boutique in the Salamanca district, and


, one of the capital's star workshops.

The three received the awards from

Aurelio García, Lexus Senior Brand Power & Communication Manager




restaurant , with a unique interior design and an impressive vault that opens onto the Madrid sky, was awarded the

Best Decoration award.

Ikigai Velázquez

, who starred in a double with the mention for Restaurant of the Year, and


, a sophisticated rustic-style steakhouse, received honorable mentions.

He presented the prizes

Vicente Ruiz, deputy director of EL MUNDO.

We spoke at the beginning of the boiling of gastronomy and, if any concept has shaken the panorama, that has been

delivery, which is here to stay and with which we launched the category

, whose awards were given by

Bruno González (Managing Director of Grosso Napoletano



, the home format with which Dabiz Muñoz triumphs, won the highest distinction.


, from Familia La Ancha, and


, from maestro Ricardo Sanz, received an honorable mention.

Paco Ron, from Viavélez, collected the Lifetime Achievement Award.


A una Trayectoria award went to Paco Ron

, who since 2007 has officiated in Madrid with a very personal traditional cuisine, based on the product and with current techniques.

Ron, who received the award from

Mónica Meroño (director of the Murcia Region Tourist Qualification Center)

, thanked the recognition with a forceful

"never ate better in this country than now".

Joaquín Manso, director of EL MUNDO, ended the gala

proud that "the

METRÓPOLI newspaper library is the story of the great leap in gastronomy and restoration in Spain and Madrid in recent decades

. I am also proud that my first speech at the awards coincides with the award to Paco Ron, one of the protagonists of the revolution in Spanish cuisine and particularly in Asturias".

And up to here the XIX METRÓPOLI Gastronomic Awards, which have been sponsored by Marqués de Cáceres, Region of Murcia, Fisan and Lexus and with the collaboration of La Finca, Quesos de Suiza, Negrini, Mahou-San Miguel, Denomination of Origin La Mancha, Le Cordon Bleu, Familia Fernández Rivera, Pink Lady, Bodegas El Grifo, the Evooleum guide, VillaMassa, Trapa, Grosso Napoletano, Lay's and the Madrid City Council, which donated this emblematic space.

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