Las Cuatro Estaciones is placed by gastronomes and horticulturists alike among their favorite Madrid dining spots, and is neck and neck with the prestigious Jockey. In addition to superb food, the establishment prides itself on decorating with mass arrangements of flowers that change with the season. Depending on the time of year, the mirrors surrounding the multilevel bar near the entrance reflect thousands of hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, or poinsettias. Each person involved in food preparation spends a prolonged apprenticeship at restaurants in France before returning home to try their talents on the taste buds of aristocratic Madrid.
Representative specialties include crab bisque; a petite marmite of fish and shellfish; and a nouvelle cuisine version of blanquette of monkfish so tender it melts in your mouth. The desserts include daily specials brought temptingly to your table.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 91-553-63-05
- General Ibáñez Ibero 5
- Madrid, Madrid 28003
- Mon-Fri 1:30-4pm; Mon-Sat 9pm-midnight
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