To coincide with The National Gallery’s unmissable new exhibition honouring arguably Spain’s greatest artist, Goya, our head chef Alberto Hernandez has created a unique menu inspired by Goya’s works, Spain’s rich, artistic heritage and the region of Zaragoza where Goya was born.
Alberto met Dr Xavier Bray, the curator of Goya: The Portraits exhibition, to discuss the inspiration behind his dishes.
Alberto explains, “I spent time researching Goya’s works to find inspiration for the menu and to gain a deeper understanding of Goya’s use of colour. I wanted to capture the real essence of the paintings by using rich ingredients and vibrant colours throughout the menu.”
Inspired directly by Goya’s masterpieces, Zarzuela de pescadito y mariscos, a Spanish fish and seafood stew, is based on the ‘Still Life with Golden Bream’ painting, combining bream, mussels, octopus, lobster and prawns in a traditional Spanish broth. Read more +