The tasting menu at Coque is perhaps the most extraordinary dining experience in Madrid. It is the project of the Sandoval brothers, the third generation of a culinary family who moved their awardwinning restaurant from the suburbs to this purpose-designed location in Chamberí in 2017. The building, designed by architect Jean Porsche, is integral to the experience. Over a period of around 3 hours, diners are taken on a tour and served numerous incredible creations in five locations. You start in the cocktail bar with Bloody Mary ice cream and a black sesame taco with guacamole and foie. Then it’s on to the spectacular wine cellar for a savory paprika macaroon served with a fino sherry. After a pause in the champagne sacristy, you’re taken to the kitchen for a beer and hydrolized
Spanish omelet. By the time you finally take your seat in the dining room you are about half way through your meal. It is awesomely impressive, great fun, and very expensive, especially if you opt for the dozen or so paired wines.