Introducing Dani Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, a New Dining Concept by Lauded Spanish Chef Dani García That Trades Fine Dining for Informality
One of Spain’s most beloved chefs and a decades-long champion of the country’s culinary heritage,
On the seventh, top floor of
Dani Casts a Spotlight on Superlative Spanish Produce
For first-time visitors to Spain, an essential introduction to the nation’s superb produce will be presented through a Naked Season Produce menu, a unique concept in Madrid that puts singular ingredients centre stage. Prepared on the spot by chefs who understand the best ingredients shine brightest when treated simply, dishes including plump anchovies with just a dash of truffle jus, caviar and crab dabbed with dill, and salt-baked avocado will be served at an island counter in the centre of Dani.
Beautifully illuminated by the rising sun, the restaurant’s all-day roof terrace should be particularly popular during breakfast. (Madrid is one of Europe’s sunniest capitals and receives 2,769 hours of sunshine per year.) In keeping with
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Lunch and dinner will also be local affairs at Dani, with Madrileños just as evident as Hotel guests. Comprising seven historical buildings in the centre of the city,
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Madrid’s Most Exciting New Brunch Revealed
For afters, diners can plunder the carefully curated cheese trolley (for a flash of theatre request the homemade marmalade as a garnish - it is spritzed with nitrogen there and then at the table). Desserts include a creamy hazelnut soufflé with lemon cream and verbena, and adobo-marinated chocolate with streusel, mascarpone and spices-infused ice cream.
On Sundays, an extended afternoon brunch will include a bustle of live cooking stations, entertainment from local musicians and a "flying buffet" concept, with servers carrying specialties through the restaurant so diners can immediately enjoy whatever takes their fancy. For spontaneous socialising at
Personal Touches: Martin Brudnizki Interiors and
Designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the restaurant’s interiors amplify Dani’s easy going ambience. From the olive-green cloth that sheaths the walls to tactile fabrics embossed with golden feathers, Dani’s hues are light, soothing and natural. Simple parquet flooring and antique mirrors provide respectful nods to the brasseries of old; materials used inside and out include marble, leather, mohair and velvet. On the roof terrace, a spread of colourful flower pots and a canopy of greenery add a lush vibrancy that will contrast beautifully with the vivid pinks and warm yellows of a typical Madrid sunset.
With all these facets combined, Dani is such a complete realisation of Chef García’s vision that he decided even to curate the restaurant’s playlists. Whether waking up to classic Etta James at daybreak or spending a sociable evening with friends on a wave of playful, tasteful pop, everyone is invited to feel completely at ease at his new rooftop home right at the peak of