The iconic British music band The Rolling Stones have planned a majestic tour to celebrate their sixtieth anniversary in style, and the members of the band, including their families, are already settled in, carrying out activities in anticipation of the concert to be held in the city of Madrid, where there are large
gastronomic alternatives . This presence of the mythical musicians and their tours of the city generate anecdotes of great publicity interest, given the reach that news related to celebrities have nowadays thanks to the intensive use of the various social networks and where an unexpected visit to an restaurant is the news of the moment.
The city of Madrid has been chosen to kick off this important tour that the musical group led by Mick Jagger has decided to carry out as a worthy tribute to the excellent career that has always characterized this rock band. In these tours, it is a reference that the members of the groups enjoy the localgastronomy, as well as of the food and the city of Madrid is undoubtedly an outstanding exponent and with full capacity to dazzle the most demanding, hence the visits to the best places of the locality of the day are a mandatory conduct with the firm intention of enjoy what each of them has to offer in the arts culinary.
Mick Jagger’s visit to a renowned restaurant
“Las tortillas de Gabino” is a symbolic space that belongs to the La Ancha Group and represents the first project of the renowned chef Nino Redruello, a restaurant that has an impeccable track record since 2005 and that is evidently a reference of great caliber in the gastronomicworld of the city of Madrid and Spain. Its characteristic name is a perfect tribute to Gabino, a former cook of La Ancha, who according to the Redruello family was capable of making the best tortillas in the world.
The arrival of the British band ‘s vocalist was unexpected and surprising, causing a great stir among locals and strangers (staff and customers), all this as a prelude to the concert to be held at the Wanda Metropolitano as a formal start of their new musical tour. A tour that smells like a farewell, a real possibility to be fulfilled and that has made tickets skyrocket in value and price.
And according to the words of the maitre d’ of the restaurant “Aaron” who assured that he never thought he could serve food to this iconic figure of the world rock. He says that a boy showed up at the restaurant. I asked for the possibility of a couple of tables available, but with the condition that both tables had to be next to each other, that is to say, “side by side”. I also informed that one table was for 2 people and the other for possibly 3 to 5 people and that I would be accompanied by someone important, so I asked for the possibility of entering the restaurant through a different place than the main one.
Food consumed by Jagger and his team
After a few minutes he was introduced by Mick Jagger himself, causing a great stir among all the people in the place. The vocalist left an own of 200 euros, while the total consumption was only 60 euros and this was what they managed to taste.
- Green beans with pea cream.
- Velazqueña omelette.
- Guernica roasted peppers.
- Seasonal tomato salad.
- Armando Escalope.
- Sea bass confit.
- Vegetable garnish.
The escorts of the musician consumed a total of 170 euros, being the anecdote Mick Jagger ‘s gift to the restaurant when he gave a pick from one of his guitars, as a detail to thank the good attention and so that the renowned restaurant would never forget his visit.
A visit that looks set to be the band’s last
Given the characteristics and the rumors that every day gain more value and strength, it is possible to almost assure that this tour will be a kind of farewell and retirement of the musical band that has managed to reach the incredible 60 years of life. It will be left for other opportunities for Jagger himself or the whole band to taste other famous food offered by this restaurant, where the veal meatballs, chicken curry, or glazed veal cheek stand out.
Besides being a tour that remembers the great drummer Charlie Watts (of recent death) as a tribute to all that he dedicated for the band and as a perfect escape to get out of the stage of mourning. In short, a tour that begins in Madrid and that will take them to countless cities around the world and where they have left an indelible mark in a restaurant in this Spanish city that entertained them with food of the highest gastronomic quality and specialized attention.