After an extensive €25 Million makeover, the Madrid-Barajas Airport is now not only a hub for arriving at your destination; it’s also a culinary destination all unto itself. The brand-new Gastrohub, a 2,700-square foot gastronomic space led by celebrity chef Paco Roncero, just opened inside the airport.The new dining hub, which has space for 123 diners, was made possible with a €506,000 investment by Areas, a leading company in food, beverages and travel retail.
Travelers can choose from a dining bar area, an à la carte menu, or a set menu. Some menu highlights include Spanish classic cuisine like patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) and Spanish omelettes; modern cuisine like Madrid-style tripe, Madrid-style stew, and veal shank; and continental favorites like hot dogs and open-faced sandwiches.
“GastroHub is a concept that until now had not been implemented at the airport of Madrid: a hybrid between a tapas bar and restaurant,” said chef Paco Roncero, an award-winning leader of Spanish avant-garde cuisine. “You have the option to eat yummy tapas a little bit more original than the traditional ones, but with all the flavor of the old recipe; or sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch with some delicious dishes to choose from.”