Pastelería Nunos: Turron with a Twist!

Christmas in Spain wouldn’t be complete without some delicious turrón, and Pastelería Nunos sells some of the best turrón in Madrid!

We’ve already talked to you guys about Christmas traditions in Madrid and even given you ideas for gourmet food gifts and top Spanish Christmas sweets. And if it wasn’t obvious enough through those drool-worthy posts, we’ll tell you again today – we love turrón!

Turrón is essentially a homemade, artisan candy bar, made with the best ingredients and decorated to look absolutely stunning as it is displayed in pastry shop windows around town. We recently had the chance to attend the unveiling of the 2013-1014 Christmas turrones from one of the city’s most famous pastry shops: Pastelería Nunos (Calle de Narváez, 63).

Our very own Lauren represents Madrid Food Tour with José Fernández

Located on the east side of Madrid’s lovely Retiro Park, Pastelería Nunos is an unassuming shop that you have to enter to truly experience. They are known for going a bit off the beaten pastry path and trying innovative and fun interpretations of traditional Spanish sweets such as turrón, Roscón de Reyes, and torrijas. José Fernández-Ramos is the man behind the creativity, and a winner of the Master Pastry Chef  award in 2008 (Maestro Repostero de 2008).

The 2014 selection of turrón presented by Pastelería Nunos

The theme this year was an international one, as six countries were represented with different turrones and a cocktail to pair. It was an interesting way to imagine enjoying your turrón (in the past we’ve stuck to coffee and tea, but we think we’ll try the new suggestions!). The cocktails came from the talented staff at the Hotel Dormir de Cine‘s Bar Diageo.

A beautiful cocktail accompanied with some top quality turrón from Pastelería Nunos sounds like a treat to us!
The delicious cocktails that accompanied the turrón as part of Pastelería Nunos’ annual unveiling

Our favorite turrón had to be the Irish inspired one, made with Lanco chocolate, caramelized cookie, raisins, currants, plums, and plum pudding spices – it was incredible. After taking a stroll through the park we definitely recommend popping into Pastelería Nunos for a taste of their turrón!

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