• Food
    ‘UNO’ AT MERCADO CENTRAL

    UNO is the emblematic new stand of the Mercado Central. It’s a place to meet and sample food at the Central Market of Valencia. UNO fits right in at the Mercado Central so enjoy a snack, and take the opportunity to re-discover local products. It is the project of the very amiable and experienced owner […]

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    MULTI-COLOURED VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI!

    MULTI-COLOURED VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI! By Helen Westwater In the neighbourhood of Benimaclet, where La Ola Fresca is situated, we are swinging into Spring kicking off in April with a series of monthly organic food markets and talks which explore the production of food through ecological and sustainable methods. It’s Ecomaclet! Check out Facebook Ecomaclet for the […]

  • Food
    A day at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana

    I MADE THIS! (AGAIN!) Regular readers of this column will know that, though I love paella Valenciana, if I want to make my own I have to do it in the privacy of my own home with no Valencianos to witness me in the act. Valencia’s seriously believe you have to be Valencian to make […]

  • Food
    BAR ALMUDIN

    RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH: BAR ALMUDIN There’s a restaurant behind the Cathedral that was originally established in 1933 and has seen good times and bad over the years. It is now in a good phase, a great phase even. It is now proudly owned and run by Beni (José Manuel Benito), a great chef who […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA WINES IN SPRING

    Spring in Valencia… The new Vintage emerges! Introduction Just like butterflies, the new wines are beginning to make an appearance and what a good vintage 2016 looks as though it is going to be. A long hot Summer with no rain saw an early harvest, the grapes all being collected before that very wet Autumn […]

  • Editorial
    Agua de Valencia (Valencian Cocktail)

    AGUA DE VALENCIA: FROM AVANT-GARDE TIPPLE TO BOTTLED SUPERMARKET TRAVESTY Agua de Valencia was first concocted by erstwhile artist and barman Constante Gil, who started serving it in his bar, the now sadly defunct Cerveceria Madrid in C/ Abadia San Martin, in 1959. The bar, with its live piano music and its alcoves and poky […]

  • Food
    VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA!

    VEGAN VALENCIA: VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA! Being a vegan in Valencia has not always been easy. Despite being blessed with the climate and the huerta which gifts a year round supply of delicious fruit and vegetables, veganism as a movement has seemed slower to take off here than in some other parts of Europe. A […]

  • Food
    EL OLIVO

    TAPAS BAR OF THE MONTH Friends of ours live very close to where we were to dine for this month’s article, so we arranged to call in on them for a pre-dinner drink. We left a glass or two of a very nice red wine later and walked through the Barrio del Carmen’s flooded streets […]

  • TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT

    RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH: TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT When we first arrived on these shores some 18 years ago, it was hard to find restaurants serving international cuisine and there were just a couple of Indian restaurants. One of them was ‘Taj Mahal’, which is still going strong and has just recently been completely […]

  • Editorial
    LA OLA FRESCA

    CHINESE DUMPLINGS ‘JIAOZI‘ By Helen Westwater: LA OLA FRESCA The 28th of January saw the start of the Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the Rooster, a sign associated with wealth. Last year’s naughty Monkey seems to have left us with a certain wealthy mad rooster creating havoc (!) so let’s hope that by […]

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