Restaurant Review: Bodega de Los Secretos
Dinner tonight was at one of the coolest restaurants I've ever been to in my life. My parents and roommate accompanied me to Bodega de Los Secretos, in my own neighborhood of Las Letras here in Madrid, and the entire experience - food, atmosphere, and service - was all incredible. The restaurant is in the basement of the building, which is a former wine cellar. The walls were made of a beautifully faded brick with long corridors and archways creating an almost maze-like ambiance which was dimly lit and very ethereal, almost magical. Each table was situated in a tiny cove off the main corridors, so it was almost like a private dining experience. The decor was elegant but edgy and chic, giving the old rustic space a modern feel. The menu was a contemporary approach to Spanish cuisine, so we ordered dishes like octopus, burrata with tomato, different whitefish dishes, and rice dishes. I had turbot with mushrooms, Devon had cod with a pear aioli, my dad had lobster cream risotto (with a full lobster served on top), and my mom had pumpkin and Gorgonzola risotto (probably the winning dish in my opinion). For dessert we had an apple tart and French cake, both were outstanding. I'm pretty proud of my restaurant selection skills after this pick, I hope I get to go back sometime before I leave!