An iconic Madrid restaurant whose Spanish Omelettes have been a staple part of Madrileño going out has temporarily closed its establishment due to a suspected food poisoning outbreak.
Casa Dani has been serving their home made signature Tortilla de Patata for over 30 years in the Mercado del la Paz in the Salamanca district of Madrid
Some 30 diners were affected in what is believed to be a Salmonella related incident.
The establishment issued a statement saying that they were “ very sorry for what happened in our establishment on January 25 and 26. We are investigating internally and in collaboration with the health authorities in order to clarify what happened”.
They went on to say that throughout their 32 year history they have “scrupulously followed” Ministry of Health control guidelines and requirements and implement “daily and weekly controls required by the authorities of all our products have been carried out”.
They underline that it was their decision to close the establishment until the cause of the incident has been confirmed.
In addition they have created an email “so that affected people to whom we wish a very speedy recovery can contact us”: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casa Dani, opened in 1991 by Daniel Garcia and Dolores Cuerda is considered to produce some of the best Spanish Omelettes in Madrid and gets through some 2,000 fresh eggs and 771 kilos of potatos a day.
That and the online delivery business conributes to the over 4 million Euros of sales that it generates from its premises.
The Madrid Health officials have confirmed that so far at least 30 diners were affected with eight adults and two children hospitalized with food poisoning.