Free tastings and cooking demos in Gastrofestival Madrid

Discover free tastings and cooking demos in Gastrofestival Madrid located in different venues.The venues for these free tastings,cooking demos and workshops include museums, boutiques and food markets. Gastrofestival Madrid has always sought to include markets as they’re such an integral part of culinary and commercial life in the city and this year is no different. Here follows the list of free tastings and cooking demos in Gastrofestival Madrid:

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología will host the following free tastings and cooking demos for Gastrofestival Madrid:


Address: Alfonso XII, 68

 Date: 30th January

Museo Nacional de Antrología offers a workshop with acid and very fresh flavor, which has the ceviche, one of LatinFree_Tastings_and Cooking_Demos_Ceviche American´s dishes of excellence by par as a protagonist. Among its basic ingredients are fish, onion and lemon juice. The workshop starts with an introduction to the ceviche, its origin and its variants.This will be followed by a presentation with of the range of products that can be used in this dish. The participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to prepare their own ceviche. Chef Miguel Ángel Valdivieso (Cevicuchería ) will lead this workshop. Those interested should reserve by emailing

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas will host the following free tastings and cooking demos for Gastrofestival Madrid:


Date: 31st  January  & 7th February

This workshop is a delight those with a sweet tooth! Firstly,the participants will learn about the Spanish baking Free tastings and cooking demos in Gastrofestival Madrid_sweetstradition, techniques and recipes which have survived for centuries from generation to generation. Then they will take part in an educational tour of the beautiful setting of eighteenth century Valencian cuisine preserved in the National Museum of Decorative Arts .Afterwards, attendees can get “hands-on” experience by decorating cupcakes in collaboration with professionals from Oh my Cup! Reservations can be done by calling  910 505 755.

Mercado de la Paz 

The Mercado de la Paz in Salamanca will host tastings of both Spanish and international cuisine. In addition, after the tasting on Friday the 5th of February, detailed below there will be a jazz-country-folk performance by the group, Over the Moon at the market.


Address: Calle de Ayala, 28

Date: 4th February

Mercado de la Paz will host the following free tastings for the Gastrofestival 2016:

From 12:00 to 14: 00h

Tasting of delicious pisto manchego accompanied by an exquisite wine from the region.

Date: 5th  February

Mercado de la Paz  located in  Calle de Ayala, 28 will organize the tasting of seasonal vegetables and seafood delicacies accompanied by a good Galician white wine wheel well. There will also be a jazz-country-folk music concert at 18:30 with the group Over the Moon.

Date: 6th  February

Tasting of French products accompanied by sparkling drinks from the with the neighboring country.

Mercado Vallehermoso

The Mercado de Vallehermoso in Chamberi will also host both workshops and tastings, including sushi demonstrations on the participating Fridays and Saturdays. See the list of free tastings and cooking demos in Gastrofestival Madrid below:

Mercado Vallehermoso will host the following free tastings and cooking demos for Gastrofestival 2016:

Address: Calle Vallehermoso, 36

Date: 23rd of January & 6th  of February

  • Sushi making demo in CanelleGastrofestival-madrid-2016-alcala-queso-660x335
  • Porchetta tasting, Italian appetizers and wine from Corner DíBuono
  • Tasting of organic wines of Bodegas Qubél from select products of Tahona de Guzman
  • Tastings of quesadas and sobaos chocolate from Joselín
  • Tasting of rocklets and craft beer in Rocklete
  • History, making and tasting of artisan Calaveruela cheese in Quesería Calaveruela

Cerralbo Museum

Museo Cerralbo will host the following free tastings and cooking demos for Gastrofestival 2016:

Address: Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17


Date: 7th  February from 10.30 h

The Cerralbo Museum has been organizing events around the theme of  ‘The garden of the senses‘ exploring the 5 Gastrofestival-madrid-2016-cultura-660x335senses. The arrival of Gastrofestival means that the museum will explore the senses of touch and taste with respect to gastronomy. The session begins with a course of fusion cuisine that mixes Japanese and Spanish traditions by Miyuki Miura. His intention is to create a mini edible garden in a Bento, Japanese traditional tray on with snacks. Additionally, there will be cocktail preparation lessons paired with a collaboration of the mentalist Paul Raijenstein. Event is sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin. Reservations can be made by emailing

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