Gresca de Santo Mauro is the area where the hotel is blended, adapted and converted into a brazen meeting point between the classic style found in any palace and the fresh, modern character that only this palace can offer.
It is in these halls where the chef presents his usual Gresca dishes, always with a nod to the offal cuisine that he loves so much, serving up the finest versions of each dish.
This play is repeated on the terrace along with a wine experience at the hands of our sommelier who recommends a wide selection of natural wines on an extensive list including some of the best traditional wines.
THE SAINT'S NEW TANNINS: THE GRESCA MENU
The Gresca menu is presented with an informal, relaxed and even a little rebellious or rogue air in a Baroque, aristocratic atmosphere more in keeping with the preconceived image portrayed by the hotel as elegant as it is picaresque.
Chef Rafa Peña offers us an unpretentious, modern bistro where guests can have a bite to eat, share a dish or sample the menu, enjoying reworked classics such as Russian salad with a touch of crab and caviar, his famous Iberian loin ""bikini"", or more peculiar suggestions such as sea snails, and even sometimes going as far as the essence of the product itself without any adornment as is the case of his all-natural tuna tartare.
Gresca's spaces reflect a more informal and relaxed character as the perfect setting to enjoy this menu in the propitious atmosphere devised by the chef. The Chinese Room, the Red Room and the summer terrace take on the most informal, rebellious and fresh role in the hotel's gastronomic and experiential offering.
On the one hand, there's the Chinese Room, which mixes Oriental influences both in prints and wall coverings, Chinese figures on mother-of-pearl backgrounds and mirrors.
The Salon Rouge, on the other hand, was the great central salon, and was therefore more opulently decorated using the characteristic sang de boeuf red colour, typical of the French Baroque decorative style under Louis XIV.
Finally, in the spring and summer seasons, Greca moves to the terrace as a unique, privileged space in the centre of Madrid surrounded by chestnut trees and abundant vegetation.