Thursday, June 18, 2009

Epicurean Masterpiece

[Photographs by Sean Patrick McArdle]

Imagine my excitement when we discovered this jewel of a market in historical old Madrid. San Miguel is one of the most emblematic traditional markets in Madrid with commerical activity as an open-air market dating back to the 19th century.

A few years ago, a group of professionals, who appreciated the architectural importance of this iron-built market, decided to refurbish this gorgeous piece of history. The idea was to maintain the range and character of the traditional market beginning with quality requisites based on fine hand-made produce and seasonal fare.

In February 2009, the doors of Mercado de San Miguel reopened, and there is no doubt everyone who walks through this epicurean masterpiece will indulge in a pleasurable sensory experience (or at least a series of drool wiping moments!).

22 comments:

  1. I am so glad you visited OSH! I love your site. The photos are so beautifully arranged. Are you in Espana?? You lucky, lucky girl! We just finished the series Spain, On the Road with Gwen Paltro, Mario Batali, Mark Bittman....loved it loved it!!! you must watch if you haven't. all about the food and culture of spain. wishing I were there!!!

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  2. you're making me hungry and it's only 9:30am! delicious photos :)

    anne

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  3. Oh what an amazing collage - I agree, you're making me hungry and I just had breakfast.This makes me want to go just to visit the Mercado...

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  4. Wow, such beautiful food photography! That salmon on bread looks delicious,and the fruit tart (?) looks heavenly! Thank you for visiting my blog too :)

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  5. Oh man - what a gorge market filled with such simple pleasures! Yum!

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  6. Ummmmmm I am afraid you are not coming home...It is just too beautiful there.
    xox's

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  7. ok ... i'm drooling here ... seriously ... these are some of my FAVE delectable foods and drink on the planet!!
    reverie ~ dreaming sweetly ~ i love the name of your blog and all of your postings ~ truly dreamy, sweet, enjoyable and blissful! ... and it must have been karma that you so kindly left a comment on my blog so that i might be guided *back* to your blog ... you see, i just found you the other day and was giddy about it but somehow lost you ... until today! i can't tell you how happy i am!
    looking so forward to daydreaming along with you ~
    much gratitude,
    prairiegirl

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I think I need that fruit tart right now.
    xo Gigi

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  9. fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffark!!! this all looks so delicious (well, except for the beans -- beans gag me!)!!! i am so hongry now. oh, i wish i was there!

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  10. Scrumptious looking, where does one start?

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  11. gorgeous , delicious, appetizing !!! thanks for sharing; have a great weekend.

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  12. Oh god, you are sending me into a whirlwind of ecstasy. Been to Madrid 2x, thought it was ok but felt that it's somewhere I won't be returning for a long time. Well...my mind could be slowly changing...

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  13. Just totally delicious...Happy weekend, xv.

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  14. These photos are drool-inducing! It looks like a fantastic market indeed. I so loved my trip to Madrid, and if I ever make it back, I will have to remember to add this to the list of places to go!

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  15. mmmm this would be a place of heavenly delight for me!

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  16. Lo quiero todo!!
    oh i'm so sure you had a fantastic time...
    Melissa, thank you for this post..I will definitely check this lovely market when i go to Madrid!

    Hope the heat is a bit less unbearable and enjoy your stay in Arcos...it must be so beautiful over there...
    hasta luego!
    :-)

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  17. Wow! those pics are amazing...i love food pics as well! Hope you are having great time on your trip!
    Gaia

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  18. Oh my goodness I'm drooling over here. Gorgeous...and now I'm starving!

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  19. Thank you so much for visiting me - I am so thrilled to have found your blog! This post reminded me of food photos I took on our last trip to Italy. I simply adore Europe - France being my very favorite place to visit.
    I can't wait to go back and read your old posts~
    xo

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