Gourmet Insider’s Madrid Food Tour

Insider's Gourmet Tour

Madrid’s local market life

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – the great, late Anthony Bourdain

The Insider’s Madrid Gourmet Food Tour is hours of foodie heaven. Complete tastings with the highest quality Spanish products. Personally get to know fascinating Madrileñan experts from the culinary world. Understand and distinguish the difference between average and supreme Iberian ham, extra virgin olive oil, fresh and aged Spanish cheeses, herbs and spices (from a gourmet herb shop that supplies to some of Spain’s greatest chefs and Michelin star restaurants), artisanal chocolate, and more.  Pass through two of Madrid’s most characteristic neighborhoods to help grasp the cultural place this food has within Spanish society. A truly interactive visit for foodies to our favorite gourmet shops, a local market, and of course, a historical “castizo taberna”, a typical Madrid tavern, for some of the best Spanish tortilla – outside of the “kitchen of mamá”, that is.

*Children greatly benefit from this tour as they learn so much, including how to appreciate quality food and develop their palate.

Questions answered (and tasted) during the tour:

What does a professional jamonero look for when selecting hams for their shop? What makes the Iberian ham so special? How do you identify it? How is it cured and cut? And why the leg? And why you should never ask a Spaniard if this is Italian prosciutto?

What types of olives are grown and where? What are the tones and flavors telling us? What’s the real difference between extra virgin and virgin olive oil? And why is it considered “liquid gold”?

How do local markets work? How do you know where (or who) to go to? A crash course in market etiquette.

What’s the history behind the Spanish and… chocolate?

Where do the Michelin restaurants get their spices from?

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  • Price: €280 +21% vat for 2 people. More in your group? An additional 60€ + 21% vat per person.
  • Available: Monday to Saturday
  • Meeting Place: Outside the Tribunal metro stop, Barceló exit, corner of Calle Barceló and Calle Fuencarral  
  • Meeting Time: 11.00am
  • Duration:  3 hours
  • What´s included: all tasting materials and the guided visit
  • Please contact us if you would like a customized tasting & pairing. Also, note that our route may change due to national holidays.

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Some pictures of our Gourmet Food Tour

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For more information or to book a tour, please send us your booking request or write to us at  info@insidersmadrid.com and we’ll contact you as soon as possible. If you would like to go ahead with your booking, we will send you a PayPal request for your tour payment or an invoice payable via bank transfer. If the payment is made via bank transfer, any bank charges or commissions must be paid by the client.
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The Company cannot be held responsible for expenses outside the tour itinerary, or liable for weather conditions, acts of God, natural disasters, strikes, terrorism, injury, property loss and/or damage or other events beyond control.

The Company is not liable for personal injury or property damage due to occurrences, negligence, or omissions caused by tour suppliers such as but not limited to: establishments frequented, hotels, product producers, restaurants or transportation companies.

The Company reserves the right to adjust the itinerary if necessary and substitute services of an equitable or better quality if required. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Company reserves the right to cancel a tour at any time before departure and supply participants with a full refund. This does not include additional expenses such as but not limited to: passport fees and non-refundable airline tickets.

Insider’s Madrid strongly recommends travel insurance as protection against risks, including cancellation charges, loss or damage to personal property, medical expenses, personal accident or death, personal liability, loss of money and/or Travellers Cheques.

All tours and activities require prepayment. You will be charged in full for all selected tours and activities at the time of booking. You can always cancel or change the date of an activity. Any cancelation or change in date may be subject to a processing fee outlined below.
Prepayment does not apply to the Botin Experience or the reservation of the Flamenco show. For these activities, we ask guests to advise us or any change to their booking 24 hours before the reserved date.

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The cancellation fee is 15% of the total price. Costs arising from refunds made via bank transfer will be paid for by the client. Date changes are free of charge, as long as you advise us at least 48 hours before the start of the activity by email or by phone. Only one change per reservation is allowed.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the company reserves the right to cancel a tour or activity at any time before the start, and supply participants with a full refund of the amount paid. This does not include additional expenses such as but not limited to: non-refundable airline tickets. We will inform the customer as soon as possible. In the case of any other change in the activity: date, time, location, etc., we will proceed in the same way. All the appropriate refunds shall be made as long as they adhere to the conditions stipulated in our cancellation policy. There will be no refund for any partially unused services by the client decision. Prices include VAT and any other liable taxes at the time of the booking.
Please note that these conditions apply to our private and small group tours that feature on our website. Separate terms and conditions are sent to clients requesting medium and large group activities such as those suggested via our MICE page

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