A restaurant that is also recorded as the oldest in Guinness Book Of World Records was found in Madrid Spain in 1725, 18th century by the name of Restaurante Botin. Jan Botin opened the restaurant after his family name. The interesting fact is that the food selling was banned at that time in Spain so Jane only used to cook the food that guests themselves brought into the Restaurant.
The sad lingering news however is that it was bound to be closed when the pandemic struck. The current owner Antonio Gonzales even told the media that it was the first time since 1725 that they had to close the restaurant. Even with Spanish Civil war, the restaurant was kept open by his grandfather.
An insight of Restaurante Botin
Botin is known for many dishes like cordero asado and cochinillo asado that were popular in Spain and the restaurant would make special arrangements to get meat from 100 miles north of Madrid 3-4 times a week.
The restaurant is also known for its aesthetics and great interior which the owner calls a ‘restaurant museum’ where guests could enjoy the experience in the antiquated rooms. The building is a four-story and Gonzalez is very proud of his wine cellar. Botin used to serve 600 guests daily and it has only reduced to 60, not because of the current situation. Gonzales is however pumped up to take this as a learning opportunity and evaluate the crisis so that further improvements can be made for a brighter future.