Pure fantasy, two words to describe David Muñoz’s travelling cuisine. This young chef earned Madrid the privilege of having, again after 20 years, a three Michelin-starred restaurant. DiverXO opened in the district of Tetuán in 2007, then moved to a bigger place in the same neighbourhood, and is currently on Calle del Padre Damián, in the area of Paseo de la Castellana.
Muñoz’s dishes are difficult to label. His two tasting menus are made of lienzos (canvases), authentic works of art on your table. The waiters serve the food in stages on a smooth, white ceramic plate, as if they were putting paint on a canvas. The chef-owner’s cuisine is ‘total, straightforward, no distractions allowed. Sort of Cirque du Soleil performance,’ he explains.
It’s all like a real performance set in a dining room, finely decorated by interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, who thought of winged pigs for the walls – a symbol of the creativity and imagination that reign supreme at DiverXO.