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Gigi Meet Me Bar. The fancy restaurant in Chamberí.

I love telling you about my experience at restaurants and shops that I know they’ll succeed before being too known. If you have to surprise a special person or nominate your group of friends a different place for dinner, pay attention. It’s not famous (yet) but Gigi likes doing things right and that’s the good first step on the road to success.

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Fachada. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com
Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
¿Dentro o fuera? Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

It’s a small and charming restaurant perfect if you are looking for an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Entire facade is of large windows wide. Its interior is warm and friendly, with a return to natural materials: brick walls, marble tables , wooden pillars , rattan seats and upholstered sofas. Lighting is very subtle, with nice lamps straight out of a French bistro. We were at noon , but certainly at dinner sure create a cozy atmosphere.

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Interior. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com
Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Sofás para charlar. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

I got really close to the street to enjoy the light of Madrid while I waited for my parrner (no, this time I wasn’t alone). I realized that was a good idea to come up with Sandra; if not, I wouldn’t have savoured very good things. In fact, that is precisely my first recommendation: sharing. They haven’t a very extensive menu but you’ll doubt about what to choose, I assure you.

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.

Carta de Gigi. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Tartar de tomate y cecina. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

We ordered half portions so we tasted double of dishes. We opened mouth with appetizer, hummus with fried plantains (1.5 € with bread) to go immediately afterwards to the starters: Cod croquettes with black garlic aioli and Tomato tartare with onion , mango , avocado and cecina. Someday I’ll make a special post of croquettes, in advance I’ll tell you that they’re very good, especially with a little of black garlic aioli. The tartare refreshed us with a different interpretation of the recipe, with a surprising mix and a delicious beef jerky.

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Canelones de pato asado. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com
Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Bao de pintada. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

I was accompanied, so our next bet were two of the three Roast duck cannelloni and two Guinea-fowl Pan bao with strawberry ceviche. Cannelloni had a very very soft texture, the kind that you eat almost without realizing it and surprising because of strawberry ceviche ; salty, sweet and spicy at the same bite.

 

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Chipirones en pepitoria. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com
Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
TIramisú de corvina. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

We finish off the job with Baby squid fricassee and Sea bass tiramisu with eggplant caviar; tradition and modernity together. Baby squids tasted like chicken fricassee of my grandmother, but without the chicken; rare but interesting. The sea bass was spectacular and the plate full of nuances; definitely the best of the meal.

Gigi Meet Me Bar. El restaurante chic de Chamberí.
Sacher Gigi’s Style. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

Sacher Gigi’s style was the sweet closure to this visit to Gigi. I ‘m going to aim for those days when I want to eat in a special and quiet place with low music and nice atmosphere in good company. And of course, it is added to my list of restaurants in Madrid.

Gigi
Phone: +34 911.37.31.04
Schedule: lunes a miércoles de 9:00 a 0:00 hrs. jueves y viernes de 9:00 a 2:00 hrs. sábado de 10:00 a 2:00 hrs. domingo de 10:00 a 0:00 hrs.
Average Price: 20€
Address: Luchana, 13, Madrid.

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