Jump to content


Photo

Madrid


  • Please log in to reply
395 replies to this topic

#391 Chambolle

Chambolle

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,711 posts

Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

Thanks, Chambolle! I will consider everything.

Now all that said, if you were very careful and only did an entree-plat-dessert with some bubbly water and a glass or two of very modesty priced wine, you could possibly slip under the 100e threshold ... which would of course wind up being a lovely evening ... but having to be so careful takes a tad away from the sense of a splurge I say ... unless of course the budget might have just a tiny bit of flexibility ... for this is indeed a special place for traditionalists

But in general when Chambo is given a budget by others, he’ll err on the conservative side and stay safely within the specified lines ... that is, he prefers to play by the rules ... and never wants to be called out as out of bounds ... but that’s just Chambo’s style ...

#392 Tubbs

Tubbs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 444 posts

Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:15 PM

Not quite food related, but would we be silly to go to Madrid/southern Spain with our kids during holy week?

#393 Orik

Orik

    Advanced Member

  • Technocrat
  • PipPipPip
  • 22,119 posts

Posted 13 December 2019 - 11:24 PM

Not ideal but not terrible either. There are many closings (but not every good restaurant is closed) and of course hotel rates will be higher but it's not as extreme of an event as in Mexico for example.


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#394 Anthony Bonner

Anthony Bonner

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 14,310 posts

Posted Yesterday, 01:09 AM

Sevilla for holy week is very packed and on a relative basis expensive compared to other times.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


#395 Orik

Orik

    Advanced Member

  • Technocrat
  • PipPipPip
  • 22,119 posts

Posted Yesterday, 01:35 AM

Right, Sevilla and other places with famous processions etc. are likely to be worse, but further down in Andalusia it's not that big of a deal. Compare to Mexico where people rent out their parking spaces in beach towns so vacationers can put up tents.


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#396 Tubbs

Tubbs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 444 posts

Posted Yesterday, 02:20 AM

Wow Mexico is even worse? That's where my daughter really wants to go (though in trying to explain to her there aren't pinatas everywhere). Thx for the notes all.