Following a short stay at the Villa Magna Hotel, the pioneer of ‘gastrobotanic’ cuisine returned to the kitchen in 2015. Only a year later, he was given a Michelin star in the 2017 edition of the guide. He had held a star for several years in his restaurant in Aranjuez.
Nature and fresh vegetables have always been the core of Rodrigo de la Calle’s cuisine. In his new, small and cosy restaurant at La Torre Box Art Hotel in Collado Mediano (Madrid), he serves the Vegetalia tasting menu (€88, beverages not included) – an emotional, tasty and healthy set of dishes designed around vegetables and mushrooms, using animal protein as a mere seasoning ingredient. The restaurant opens Thursday to Sunday.