The (Brand New) Box by Roncero & Ángel Aylagas
The hotel offers a new version of its already well-known The Box, an original tasting menu with over fifteen miniature versions of culinary selections on a menu designed by Paco Roncero (two Michelin stars) and prepared by Ángel Aylagas, the hotel’s executive chef.
The menu is offered from dinner on Thursdays to the last service on Sundays, from 1–4 p.m. and 8–11 p.m.
Served in a special box format and specifically designed for the Domo Abascal restaurant, The Box offers the avant-garde cuisine of chef Paco Roncero with the personal hallmark of the executive chef of the hotel, Angel Aylagas.The Box offers more than fifteen selections, among which include several entrées, nine tapas and a dessert, currently with two original pairing options proposed by Nuria Martín, Domo’s head maître. A first course, with a selection of splendid cavas by Anna de Codorniú and another with vermouth, beer and a glass of wine, 100% from Madrid.
The menu begins with a Madrid-style vermouth that goes with the starters, which falling under the Abrebocas (starters) section, lets you try slices of bread flavoured with Picual, Arbequina and Cornicabra oil; salmorejo with fresh lime kefir cream and herring roe; a platter of croquettes over a corn tortilla with chipotle sauce; as well as a perfect combination of octopus, cuttlefish and grilled prawn with a spicy Andean detail.
It is followed by nine tapas in a ground-breaking arrangement inside the gastro box of surprises, like the tosta de matrimonio (toast) on a brioche bun and its tapenade; Lingote de foie (foie gras dish) with five spice bread crust; tiradito de bacalao (dish of raw cod) with a Bilbao-style jalapeño sauce; margherita pizza with walnut and basil pesto; scallop kimchi over lime; seafood salad with baby eels, shiitake and prawns with garlic; fried hake fillet with Padrón pepper tempura; ox tail stew with boletus and quail egg; and its Japanese BBQ beef burger.
The last part, always sweet, is currently made up of a selection of sweets and pastries together with different sugary and fruity treats.
Price: €30 (VAT included) without pairing
€39 with pairing, two versions:
– The Con burbujas (sparkling) Box, with your choice of Anna Codorníu Blanc de Blancs (D.O. Cava) or with Anna Codorniú Rosé Sleever (D.O. Cava)
– The La Castiza (traditional) Box with Madrid style vermouth, La Virgen pure craft beer and glass of wine (D.O. Madrid)
Opening hours: Thurs.–Sun. (1–4 p.m.) and (8–11 p.m.)