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1. Rolex watch: Day-Date 40 mm for him and Explorer Oyster 36mm for her. 2. OMEGA watch: Speedmaster '57 and Zegna suit - Food Hall Galería Canalejas: Ostras Sorlut

A CHRISTMAS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT

November, 22, 2022

It’s the time of year for mistletoe on the door, bright lights in the street, glitzy decorations, eggnog, delicious sweets and getting together with your loved ones around a table to eat, drink and be merry. This year, you can do it all at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall, where you’ll find the perfect place for your Christmas gatherings.

Maybe you have a friend you’ve not seen in ages because the scheduling gods just never seem to favour you, but then they find a gap on their calendar for a bite to eat with you at Christmas. Take them to DBellota for some classic Iberian cold cuts or to MAD Gourmets, the most vibrant food market in central Madrid with 20 different spaces offering every type of gastronomy under the sun.

Who’s organising the family lunch this year? For sure, no two people in your family have the same culinary tastes. At the Galería Canalejas Food Hall, you can easily find something to suit everyone. For example, if you’re looking for something a little more typical, some Spanish food with exceptional flavours and ingredients, head over to St James, the most prestigious rice dish restaurant in Madrid. Sticking with Spanish gastronomy for now, you might also choose 19.86 by Ruben Arnanz, the restaurant where this famous chef focuses on new Castilian cuisine to highlight national produce through genuinely authentic flavours. If you want traditional cuisine but something with a modern avant-garde touch, then Garelos - the Galician tavern - is the place for you.

On the other hand, if your family prefers something a little more international, then Davvero offers all the best Italian traditions in restaurant form. Of course, what would Spanish Christmas be without seafood? Ostras Sorlut, the French restaurant at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall, offers exquisite oysters, wine and a variety of champagnes for a seasonal toast.

Business dinners are another typical gathering at this time of year. Perhaps you and your colleagues feel like trying something different this time. If so, Salvaje will most definitely please your palates as Fermín Azkue fuses Japanese tradition with the most exotic of flavours. At Le Petit Dim Sum, experts in traditional Chinese gastronomy, they serve the best dim sum anywhere in central Madrid.

Aquazzura shoes, macarons: Amorino and sweets: El Goloso

However, the Asian continent has even more to offer and Monchis is another place where you can try new flavours and where the award-winning Julián Mármol surprises his diners with traditional Mexican formats based on Japanese influences, while The Eight masterfully reinvents the classic hamburger and sandwich.

If you’re simply taking a walk around the city centre to finish off your Christmas shopping or to enjoy the lights and you feel like something sweet, the authentic Italian ice-cream parlour Amorino will definitely have something for you, or maybe you would prefer some artisanal sweets from El Goloso to treat yourself or a special someone this Christmas.

And remember, till the 8th of January, you can enjoy the first christmas edition of Madrid Cocktail Week in Galeria Canalejas Food Hall where you can taste a wonderful and exclusive cocktail menu of seven of the restaurants that are part of the Food Hall. The perfect plan for the curious and scholars of the cocktail bar this Christmas.

Add a little magic to your Christmas gatherings by enjoying them in a unique environment alongside the best gastronomy. Here’s to Christmas at the Galería Canalejas Food Hall!

Open every day at Calle Alcalá 12.

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They: Aquazzura accessories He: Saint Laurent total look - Food Hall Galería Canalejas: Le Petit Dim Sum