Madreat – a photostory

This weekend in Madrid there’s a food truck event called Madreat. After watching this film last week, we seriously couldn’t miss it!

(here’s the trailer. Because I loved it. BTW the soundtrack is *amazing*)

Actually, you know what? While you look at the photos, why don’t you listen to the soundtrack? Just click play, and enjoy 😉


This morning we went to the gardens in which the trucks were set up. There were very few people when we arrived at 12:00, which was great because we managed to grab a vermut and start an exploratory tour, chatting to some hosts (some of whom gave us freebies, yay them!), and then start eating. First up, the best Vermut in Madrid. Immediately after, the chusco cubano from the film. We had to.


The vermut, with a tiny little bit of soda water. Loved it. The best in Madrid? Maybe.

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My cuban sandwich. The cheese should have been a bit more melted (I’m an expert now, I saw the film) but the tastes worked great together. Thank you Cuban expats in Miami!


Some stands

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The Venezuelan stand. Good but pricey. Oh, the corn bread was YUMMY!


One of the most vintage trucks

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However, its burro-queso (we pondered: was it “burro”=butter in Italian? Or was it “burro”=donkey in Spanish? Turns out it was none of them, but was “burro” from “burrito”. Whatevs!) with goat cheese and apple chutney was mediocre at best and we saw the “cheese platter”: TINY!

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The Italian stand with piadina (didn’t try it. I know how critical I am and would have been disappointed for sure), Spritz (of course. It’s everywhere now) and fragolino, which was both a surprise and good.

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The posh stand, that gave us a gourmet snack and free popcorn! I suspect the popcorn was cooked in lard but didn’t have the chance to ask…


The prettiest truck – it offered crepes that we didn’t taste.

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Spicy food stand!

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More spicy food!!

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I appreciated the care the organisers took with setting up the grounds. The gardens were lovely and, unless you looked up, it didn’t even feel as if you were surrounded by extremely tall skyscrapers. There were bins every ten steps (really!) and everything was clean and festive.

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Important truck.

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I didn’t taste any of these, but they were so pretty I couldn’t not take a photo 🙂

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There were very, very few people when we arrived. When we left, however, people were starting to stream in and there were 15/20min queues for nearly all the trucks.

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We had fun! If you’re in Madrid you should definitely go!




About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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