There is something very comforting about a well-made tasty pizza. I love having pizza at home but when I travel I am extremely pleased when we stumble upon a good pizza, which isn’t always easy. This time I have to thank Monocle City Guides which give you lots of interesting insight written by people who actually live and know the city. In summer we spent a few days in Berlin, reading through the guide before we left I saw some very appealing photos of a pizza place in Berlin called Standard Pizza and I decided to add it to our go-to places. The pizza was just as good as I had imagined by the look of the pictures.
We ended up having delicious pizza outside on their terrrace.
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Tourists often come to Spain with the intention of trying one of our most renowned dishes: rice or paella. We produce rice in the south of Spain, in Valencia and there is no doubt that we love rice, rice with chicken, with game, with rabbit, with pork, with vegetables… I am sure that you grasp the idea. Although many come with the intention of eating a mind boggling paella, few do and that is because a rice dish is a somewhat difficult dish to master. The rice has to be cooked just right and it must be very savory cooked by slowly incorporating the broth. It is no secret that in Spain we often say that the best rice dishes or paellas are prepared at home. Not to fret, there are places where you can have great rice and one of those places is La Bomba Bistrot.
La Bomba Bistrot is a French decorated bistrot run by Christophe, the chef and by his wife Cristina who is in the dining room. The restaurant also has a lovely terrace which is surrounded by greenery making it a delight on a spring or summer night.
If you are a Bloody Mary fan you might want to start off your meal with one. As you can see two of us went for it and the other two had vermut.
Christophe knows his rice and he has been perfecting his method for years.
Do not let the post lead you to believe that all you can have here is rice. Christophe also prepares a delicious roasted chicken and he carries butifarra (a type of sausage) from Hermanos Rovira. There are always season vegetables as well.
I love his cannelloni stuffed with guinea fowl.
And when it is time for dessert there is no doubt that the pavlova is the way to go. I have fallen in love with this merengue based dessert filled with chianti cream and topped with passion fruit, berries, raspberries and strawberries. It is the perfect way to end your meal and leave you craving for more.
La Bomba Bistrot
5 Pedro Muguruza, 28036 Madrid
There is no hiding it, I am sure that in a past mouse I must have been a mouse living in a French fromagerie. If you are one of those people who dies for cheese, Los Quesos de L’amelie is a must-go-to. It is located behind Arturo Soria Plaza shopping center and it has a nice garden terrace right in front. Besides buying cheese they have high tables where you can order a glass of wine and nimble away on some delicious cheese. Another option is to sit outside and enjoy the sun and the breeze.
Los Quesos de L’amelie
5 Torrecilla del Puerto Street, 28043 Madrid