Located in Plaza de la Independencia, at the feet of Puerta de Alcalá and in the heart of the capital, AARDE was born, the sixth restaurant of Sandro Silva and Marta Seco, owners and directors of Grupo Paraguas.
AARDE is a tribute to the land and to all the richeness it offers us and has given us throughout history. AARDE is the exaltation of purity and maximum respect for the product. With AARDE, Silva and Seco have looked to Africa and have returned to their origin in time, materials, forms and recipes.
The complete and original gastronomic proposal that is defined as “organic with an African touch”, stars roasted vegetables, millenary cereals and brown rice that are accompanied by fish from the Strait and organic meats. Leading role also have in kitchen, honey, coffees and spices. AARDE is an experience for the mouth that will mean a trip through each dish.
As far as the interior part is concerned, the return to the origin takes on its maximum meaning through spartans, wicker, macrame, ceramics, bamboo, plaster and the delicate craft work that floods every corner of the labyrinthine restaurant. Visiting AARDE is both surprising and delightful. The custom-made furniture is mixed with antique pieces, ceramics bought in African markets and works by artists such as Jean Roger, Etienne Moyat or Clara Graziolino. The decorative richness extends from ceilings to floors, highlighting an important carpet of 150m2 inspired by the organic forms of the aerial views of the land, which is available in different heights and volumes in beige and green tones or a spectacular wicker cabin,