Hello - I am a longtime reader, and Brooklyn dweller. My husband and I are taking our first trip in 5 years sans kids to Spain. We would really appreciate some expert CH help on where to eat while in Madrid/Granada/Seville. We will also be spending one day in Cordoba. We will be there in early April.
In particular, I'd like to reserve in advance 1 or 2 really nice dinners - definitely one in Madrid and possibly one in Seville. We love to eat, and aren't picky. Nothing formal or fussy, and not the Ferran Adria-style of cooking. More interested in local, delicious, food that we couldn't find in NYC. Budget is not a huge issue - I don't want to go someplace fancy just for fancy's sake, but if the best place really is pricey, that is fine too. I have been reading the boards, but have been overwhelmed with all of the options!! Was thinking Gastromaquia? DiverXO? La Ardosa? But I have no idea if I am on the right path.
Also, any thoughts on places to eat in Seville on the dreaded Sunday when everything closes?
Finally, any general thoughts on how/where to eat for lunches or other dinners that we don't book in advance, would be extremely appreciated. My diet now mostly consists of chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, but back in the day we were real food people and I can't wait to spend a week eating grown up food again.
I am so grateful in advance for any and all help!