Posted on Oct 20 2014 - 1:36pm by andreuescriva
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Mood Food’s tiny space at the city centre is the perfect package for its philosophy: honest, super-fresh food cooked in front of you. Barely four or five tables –most of them for only two diners- and a small bar is all they need to perform an innovative cuisine based on strong but well harmonized flavours. With Asian and South-American influences (delicious burritos...

Posted on May 19 2014 - 6:40pm by andreuescriva
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El Palmar is a hamlet (now a district of Valencia) that was once an island in the Albufera Lake. There are still plenty of water channels and –this is where we are talking about it- dozens of restaurants. Most of them boast a similar carte and a parallel set menu: one starter, one paella dish (or for sharing) and dessert. How can anybody choose were you’re surrounded...

Posted on May 11 2014 - 8:50pm by andreuescriva
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Asian cuisine is a vast and unexplored realm of the food universe for many Europeans. Used to disappointing fake Japanese or Chinese restaurants, many people don’t show any interest in it. But there are some stubborn foodies that keep saying just the opposite: the Asian cuisine is so tasteful and delightful that deserves to be well explained.   Apetitte is a...

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 6:29pm by andreuescriva
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Sandwiches have also suffered some sort of revolution in the last years. They used to be strict mixes between bread and something else: you’d order a chorizo sandwich, a tuna sandwich or a ham & cheese sandwich. That, however, has changed and now it is quite usual to find some strange yet delicious mixes: camembert & blue cheese, lettuce, capers & oregano....

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 6:18pm by andreuescriva
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For sure you will see dozens of bars and pubs with “We have orxata” advertisements in the centre of Valencia. However, and if you ask the natives, they’ll send to towards Alboraia, a small and close village located in the orchards surrounding the city. Why? Because there, in Alboraia, is where “xufa” – the plant from which is obtained the tuber from which...

Posted on Mar 15 2014 - 7:07pm by andreuescriva
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Best Gintonics in Valencia? Probably. In a very elegant and fashionable bundle (it is located inside the SH Boutique Hotel Inglés), Clandestino offers nothing but the best drinks, cocktails and liquors of the city. An expert bartender, who will wisely suggest you what fits the most the requirements you have stated (dry? hard? soft? sweet?), commands it. Although...

Posted on Mar 15 2014 - 6:50pm by andreuescriva
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When we think about Asian influences on Mediterranean cuisine, we mainly think of Chinese and Japanese. But there are other sources of inspiration for our chefs to dig in: Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam or Myanmar. Few are more willing to explore than Steve Anderson, an Englishman who came to Valencia in 1991 and has gained a reputation for mixing those influences with...

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 5:40pm by andreuescriva
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Although Valencia’s churros are not as nearly as famous as those from Madrid, there are some tearooms where they equal the inner Spain pastries. One of those is “Horchatería Chocolatería Santa Catalina”, located in the Reina Square. Whereas in summer they sell hundreds of litres of orxata, on fall, winter and especially in Fallas (this is, on March) they...

Bar Tonyina (Tuna Bar, in Valencian) it’s a new of the so-called gastrobar that have opened during last years in Valencia. However, and unlike most of them, Bar Tonyina is not part of that fragile bubble that pretends to sell “innovative, low cost” cuisine; instead of those mediocre, pretentious dishes, they serve delicious food wrapped in superb recipes. Tonyina’s...