César Anca Returns to Madrid With Radiant Restaurant by EstudiHac
After managing eateries in Alicante for two decades, chef and restauranteur César Anca returned to his native Madrid with Xanverí, a culinary hotspot that honors “the history of Chamberí and its origin, which date back to Napoleonic times,” says estudiHac creative director José Manuel Ferrero. The entrance’s paper mural honors local traditions of ceramic and stonework, while carved oak moldings in the wine cellar recreate the geometric facades of nearby buildings. La Desenfadada, the casual dining space, and the more formal Restaurante Gastronómico radiate white, gold, and blue tones befitting the beaches of Madrid. Houndstooth check, historically beloved by the Castilians, blankets the private Xispero Room, from the rug to the walls to the backlit sconces, bathed in light from BD Barcelona’s Olivdada chandelier, a nod to chisperos, or sparkers, the local nickname for smelters.