Andrea Tumbarello runs Don Giovanni, an Italian restaurant near Madrid’s Retiro Park. This famous chef received a visit from Emilio Butragueño one day and, from that moment on, his contact with the world of football did not cease. There are very many players and coaches who have stopped by their tables to taste a pizza or a pasta with truffle. Since Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival on the Real Madrid bench, during his first stage, he has even prepared some of the menus for after the games at the Santiago Bernabéu. Something somewhat paradoxical, since since he arrived in Madrid Tumbarello became a mattress fan.
This true story has inspired alfonso zapico (Blimea, Asturias, 1981), cartoonist who in 2012 received the National Comic Award for recreating in a comic the life of James Joyce in Dubliner (2011). Zapico, a press illustrator for Asturian regional newspapers, has published the graphic novels budapest cafe (2008) year The ballad of the north an ambitious tetralogy on the 1934 Revolution in Asturias whose last volume has come to light this year.
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