Tubers Galore!

Historic Los Galayos Restaurant in Madrid / Photo courtesy of Los Galayos

Historic Los Galayos Restaurant in Madrid / Photo courtesy of Los Galayos

One thing I love about Spanish food is that no product, no matter how humble or everyday, is considered unworthy of greatness. Garlic, different types of onions, potatoes and other culinary staples all become points of pride in Spanish gastronomy when specific varieties are planted in certain areas and cultivated with care.

In addition to their notable quality, these “basic” products are also worthy of celebration. This winter, classic Spanish restaurant Los Galayos, located on Madrid‘s iconic Plaza Mayor, is doing just that, with a gastronomic festival dedicated to potatoes and their relatives from the tuber family.

From January 15th-30th, the restaurant will be featuring a special menu dedicated to these root vegetables, a group that – in addition to the potato – boasts beets, yucca, tiger nuts, carrots, ginger, sweet potatoes and more. The menu features a selection of appetizers meant for sharing and then a main course and dessert, all for under thirty euros per person. In addition to their nutritional qualities and great taste, these are just the sort of foods I crave on a winter day.

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