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mercer-1Diego Cabrera & Alberto Fernández

I’d been looking forward to the opening of the Mercer Hotel for months – an exclusive grand-luxe 5 star in the centre of the city, which finally opened a couple of months ago. I did stop in at the bar awhile ago, and then was invited to an “opening” of sorts, introducing the bar and its new name – FIZZ bar – as well as the new María Luísa Restaurant.

It was a fun night out, meeting up with friends, enjoying some cocktails and snacks from the Snackeria (the bar’s snack bar), and apparently an invitation to the new restaurant will be forthcoming. Well, not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening. And I was happy to finally meet famed mixologist Diego Cabrera, who not only created the cocktail menu for the Mercer, but also runs the fabulous Salmon Guru in Madrid. mercer-2