In the nearby town of Humanes we find Coque, a cult restaurant that has been endorsed with its second Michelin star in the 2016 edition of the prestigious guide. Mario Sandoval, a leading light on today's creative culinary scene, offers brilliant, original creations at his family's refurbished restaurant, dishes that are exquisitely presented and based on Madrid's culinary tradition and seasonal products.
Coque has two menus available, "Max Madera" priced at €80 and "Arqueología de los sabores" at €110. Coque’s menus feature starters, fish, meat and desserts. Starter choices include large white bean stew with Ibérico suckling pig; a modern version of Madrid-style almond soup; boletus mushroom stew, and “mar de molluscos”. Fish include grilled grouper with boletus mushrooms, timbale, sole and lobster or tuna with yuzu and garlic fermented in soy. Meat and poultry dishes feature veal shank, milk-fed calf with grapes and pine nuts, suckling pig (a house speciality) and duck tartar. To round off the meal, desserts include torrijas (French toast) and 21st century migas (sweet breadcrumbs).
Interior designer Nacho García de Vinuesa is responsible for the restaurant’s elegant decor, with its underground wine cellar, visible through a transparent glass floor with its racks of wines to be enjoyed upstairs in a dining room that hold 35 people. Once you have taken your seat, you can make your choice from an electronic wine list of over 1,000 wines presented on an iPad.