There was great expectation in Madrid about the reopening of the mythic and longed Florida Retiro inside the Retiro Park and we were lucky to be invited to the glamorous opening party last Friday.
We experienced the posh, fun and colorful atmosphere of that historical space revamped by Pascua Ortega. The round hall is decorated in crimson and gold, the scenery shows gorgeous cabaret dancers that make impossible convolutions to the rhythm of hip/funky/electronic music and everybody dances like crazy till the morning lights…
|The Pandora Nights Team|
The choice for food in the five restauration spaces that the complex holds is varied, from exclusive and pricey to easy going and affordable. The high end restaurant la Sala offers on Saturdays and Sundays the awesome cabaret show by Pandora Nights and a delicious menu by starred chef Joaquin Felipe. On Thursdays the Chattanooga Big Band plays in full songs by Frank Sinatra, Nat King & Natalie Cole, Chicago, Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach, Beatles, Carpenters, Elton John and many more.
Alternatively you can enjoy, day and night, a nibble and beer from los Kioskos, a street food option, have some tapas at la Galería or try the classy el Pabellón.
|Los Kioskos on Sunday afternoon|
We will see how it evolves and if it gets the credit it deserves but we foresee a great future for the Florida Retiro. We will repeat our visit for sure…
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