The talent of chef, Manuel Domínguez (O Carballiño, Ourense, 1975) has been recognised with a star by the Michelin Guide in its 2016 edition. A reward for this restaurant in Chamberí which prepares traditional cuisine with a creative and up to date focus, based on the best seasonal products and market produce.
Manuel Domínguez, from the pulpeira family began his career at the A Carballeira de Santa Cruz restaurant, in Ourense. After training alongside prestigious restaurateurs, he presented a restaurant in Calle Zurbano Lúa ("moon" in Galician) in 2005, which combined Galician inspiration with signature touches, which soon caught the attention of critics for its quality. Seven years later, it moved to its current location (Chamberí), where it has been awarded a Michelin star in the 2016 edition of the Michelin Guide.
The establishment has two differentiated parts: atmosphere and culinary offer. One is more informal with high and low tables and a comfortable bar to savour its dishes with a marked Galician feel (average price: €35/40) where its famous octopus à feira can be savoured (also marinated or baked with potato purée and garlic), cuttlefish pasty, lamb sweatbread nuggets, king prawn bravas, oxtail or a glorious chocolate salad.
The other is the culinary dining room, which is more elegant, where a tasting menu can be savoured (€55, -€78 with wine-) where Domínguez lets his creative side run away, offering the Lúa menu, which consists of nine courses: three aperitifs, two starters, two main dishes and two desserts, which vary according to the season (and which alternates dishes such as chicken with pepper soup, scallops and cod rashers, venison loin with chestnut purée, garlic soup with red rice, poached egg and black truffle or peach gazpacho).