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HISTORY

SIDRERIA ZERAIN
BASQUE RESTAURANT IN THE CENTER OF MADRID

The restaurant's name, honours the origin of their owners who come from Zerain, a little village in Guipúzcoa (Basque Country). In 1997 Adelaida and her son Koldo, well known entrepreneurs in San Sebastian, decided to open an authentic Basque space in the heart of the spanish capital. This is how the first Basque "Sidreria" was born in Madrid, considered since then by the best food critics as the "Rolls-Royce" of this sector

THE SPACE
Koldo chosen the old printing house of the Editorial Magisterio Español, in the heart of Madrid. Under the guidance of the architect Pablo Galligo Estévez decided to preserve the traditional features of this space like its beautiful red-bricked walls and its differentiated areas as dining rooms. The interior décor is designed soft and elegant, showcasing the unadorned beauty of natural elements such as wood, iron columns, and big barrels to recall the cosy atmosphere of the old Basque “Sidreria”, where friends usually gather to spend a quality time accompanied by a nice Txotx cider, delicious cod omelettes and superb meat

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THE BASQUE CUISINE ACCORDING
MRS. ADELAIDA AIZPEOLEA

Adelaida created in 1997 to Zerain, a menu of traditional basque cuisine. The basque cuisine she used to eat as a child, which she perfected in the cooking courses they used to do in San Sebastian the young women of Guipuzcoa. She chose traditional dishes prepared at the time, to keep intact the taste of our excellent ingredients, carefully selected for their quality. In the kitchen of Zerain we have passion for the good food made with fresh and natural products, cooked with extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar of biological origin, garlic, onion, pepper, sea salt and an oak charcoal grill

EL VASCO DE LAS LETRAS”
You can find Zerain in the "Barrio de las Letras", in "Calle Quevedo" n. 3 - 5, the old "Calle del niño". José Echegaray, the first Nobel Prize in Spain, was born in the same place where now stands our restaurant, and also in the same place lived the great poet Francisco de Quevedo. The Quevedo street is located between the streets of Cervantes and Lope de Vega, two steps by the Lope de Vega Museum, the "Las Trinitarias" convent where Miguel de Cervantes is buried, and the miraculous church of Jesus de Medinaceli. A prime location to enjoy the centre of Madrid, walking in the same streets that have inspired poets and dramatists of the “Golden Age”, in a lovely neighbourhood that continues to express its cultural vocation through its museums, theaters, cultural circles, bookshops, antique dealers, art galleries, and all kinds of entertainment venues

ZERAIN, BASQUE TRADITIONS IN THE CENTER OF MADRID
Zerain honours every year the traditions of its homeland, such as the "tamborrada" of San Sebastian (special menu - reservations only) in January, the St Agueda day, when the voices of the Basque House's Choir come to sing for Adelaida y Koldo

 

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