From ham slicers to top chefs, Madrid Fusión has a bit of everything.
This year we were more than delighted to take part in covering the Madrid Fusión Event. For those who are curious about this meeting of the culinary minds, take a look at our best shots from the three day event! Warning – this post may make you incredibly hungry!
What is Madrid Fusión?
First, we’ll quickly explain what exactly Madrid Fusión is – not to be confused with the complementary Madrid Gastrofestival which also takes places in the city. Madrid Fusión is basically a gastronomic summit for some of the best chefs in Spain, Europe, and the world to present their ideas and keep up on cutting edge techniques and trends in the worldwide food scene. It is also a food fair in which different brands present their gourmet products to chefs, possible buyers and exporters, and the other attendees (such as ourselves!).
As one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized gastronomic summits in the world (especially for avant garde cuisine) we were thrilled to get access to the event, and hope you enjoy what we have to share!An expert ham slicer proudly shows off a slice of thinly cut Los Pedroches Iberian ham from Córdoba
The Top ChefsMariquitas en Flor (Ladybugs in Bloom), a “photoplate” made with licorice and white chocolate by Elena Azark
Coffee and DessertPerfectly filtered Colombian coffee. Caramel covered marzipan “Huesca style chestnuts” Macarons, with truffle? Not sure if this is sweet or savory…
Overall, Madrid Fusión was a really fun experience, filled with great food and interesting ideas. Each year a new batch of incredible creative chefs present their best food at the festival. For information on this year’s festival, check out the Madrid Fusión website.
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Lauren grew up in an Italian-American family where 3-hour meals were the norm. After 10 years in the restaurant industry, she moved to Spain where she launched her popular Spanish food blog, Spanish Sabores, and soon after led groups on the first Devour Madrid food tours.