December saw me experience my first Spanish office Christmas Party!!
We were lucky to be treated to a luxury fine dining experience at the trendy Dassa Bassa restaurant!
Located in the district of Salamanca close to El Retiro park and my home, the interior of the restaurant is a very atmospheric white washed exposed brick cellar with cool lighting and contemporary furniture. Upstairs the bar serves wine, beer and cocktails making it the perfect place for the aperitif before going downstairs or for a relaxed tapas lunch.
The food was a taste sensation, the menu offers Spanish nouvelle cuisine and is presented beautifully. I would recommend the langostino (prawns) and solomillo (steak)and to finish the Gin Tonics were to die for served in massive goldfish bowl glasses!!
Adding to the overall experience, not only was the service and staff impeccable. The delightful chef & owner Dario Barrio came to chat with us at our table, a very sociable guy with a sense of humour joined in our Christmas ritual of Secret Santa by sporting a pair of geeky glasses!! Although he still managed to look hot!! Dario a former TV chef and star of the Spanish version of Splash! is also a self confessed adrenaline junky with a love for skydiving.
The delightful Dario Barrio
Upstairs bar perfect for cocktails & tapas
Secret Santa presents....!!!