Habanera Colón: A Universe of Sensation
“You don’t remember the days, but the moments”Cesare Pavese
Located in the city centre of Madrid (Calle Génova 28), HABANERA, created by the Larrumba group, has a total of 11 restaurants. 900m2 of colonial style are developed with the idea of offering a different space for chilling out.
The result is a spectacular place that revolves around a patio inspired by Cuban colonial architecture. In this 8-meter-high courtyard, the old facades of Havana are reinterpreted through a perforated metal mesh, warm lighting and vegetation that recreate the tropical environment and the optimism of the Cuban capital.
The woods, the fabrics with vegetal motifs, a careful lighting and the use of the vegetation generate a space where interior and exterior are confused and that it is enveloped by the wonderful view that is obtained from Madrid’s Plaza de Colón.
In this wonderful colonial restaurant I had the pleasure of tasting three of the delicious dishes listed on the menu. My choices were the following:
1- Cuban style rice, consisting of a base of rice, casalva bacon, mashed plantain, semi-dried tomato sauce and country egg.
2– Cheek cannelloni, roasted sweet potato puree and port sauce.
3– Maria biscuit cake, chocolate and lacasitos.
“Once a year go to a place you’ve never been before”Dalai Lama