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Vegamar’s Champion Wine

Vegamar’s Champion Wine

The world of grapes is not as dull as it sounds. A lot of amateur oenologists will bore you to tears just reciting “white flowers, strawberry, chocolate” and soap for…

Nozomi: Hope Springs Eternal

Nozomi: Hope Springs Eternal

You all know by now that ‘illusion’ is a false friend, and that a Spanish ‘ilusión’ isn’t the same as an English mirage, hallucination or disappointment. So when José Miguel…

Cavas Bisila by Ladrón de Lunas

Cavas Bisila by Ladrón de Lunas

The Valencian winery Ladrón de Lunas elaborates 5 cavas with the best grapes of Requena under the Bisila brand. It has several types of cava so Bisila Brut is a…

Toni Montoliu: Far from the Madding Crowd

Toni Montoliu: Far from the Madding Crowd

In the Horta Nord, the agricultural land to the north of Valencia, everybody knows Toni Montoliu, and Toni Montoliu likes to know everybody who eats in his restaurant, fluttering from…

Traditional Accomodation in the Country

Traditional Accomodation in the Country

Casa Rural Terra Blanca offers you a unique opportunity to relax in a stimulating place, in the village of Beniatjar, Valle de Albaida. http://www.terra-blanca-del-benicadell.es/en/       You can also…

Hard Rock Café, Valencia

Hard Rock Café, Valencia

The Hard Rock finally hit Valencia, but fortunately this is not an example of American Gastro-Imperialism, as the owners have opted for high quality local produce to satisfy international appetites.…

Aoyama

Aoyama

Finally it has happened; after years of sacrifice and money poured down the drain on frivolities such as education, one of my sons finally invited me to supper! It was…

Bacco: a Light Meal

Bacco: a Light Meal

If you like fairy lights with your lunch and wish it could be Christmas every day (an exhausting idea) then you will assuredly enjoy Bacco d.o.c The word ‘grotty’ will…

Itaca Consul del Mar Hotel

Itaca Consul del Mar Hotel

In Avenida del Puerto there is a curious old house built in 1905 with its labyrinth of corridors filled with old maps and period prints. The foyer reveals its stately…

Casual Hotel Valencia

Casual Hotel Valencia

Juan Carlos Sanjuán is a man with a lot of energy, the kind of person who, to quote The Beatles, works eight days a week. It’s curious therefore that he…

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