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    VEGETARIAN HAGGIS By Helen Westwater: La Ola Fresca Chances are that at Christmas you joyfully belt out the chorus of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at New Year’s Eve celebrations and never have had a clue about the rest of the lyrics or the origins of the song. So getting ready for the festive season, the pen behind […]

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    YUSO We went for lunch at this new venture of brothers and partners Willy and Jaime on Friday. Valencian resident D, myself and P on a flying visit from cold and dank London. It wasn’t quite warm enough when we arrived to sit on their ample terrace, so we took a table on one of […]

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    WILD MUSHROOM AND ROASTED CHESTNUT RISOTTO By Helen Westwater With the change of the clocks, shorter days and chilly nights…here’s a warming recipe to get the taste buds flowing using two of the latest arrivals from the seasonal kitchen, wild mushrooms and roasted chestnuts. One type of Spanish wild mushroom that you will start to […]

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    AMEYAL ALTA COCINA MEXICANA Mexican fine dining, straight from the source Mexican fine dining? That’s Ameyal’s proposition. A reviewer must have an open mind but ‘Mexican’ and ‘fine dining’ in the same sentence? I had no idea what to expect. Take a moment to mentally list all the stereotypes that come to your mind about […]

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    VEGETABLE AND TARKA DAL By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca It’s never advisable to go trekking unprepared and certainly not in the Himalayas. Nevertheless; many moons ago, setting out from the hilltop station of Darjeeling, myself and two companions in inadequate clothing and flimsy footwear set out over the border to Nepal. After several days […]

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    Traditional Pub Of The Month Finnegan’s of Dublin opened in October of 1995 and was the first Irish pub of the city. It is set in the beautiful Plaza Reina, in the heart of the historic centre of the city. Finnegan’s is twinned with the famous Finnegans of the Dublin area, in the pretty city […]

  • Sri Lankan Restaurant

    BARCEILAN: Interview With Sasha Dayal Fernando 1.Tell us something about your upbringing, travels and experiences I have lived my whole life in the U.K but spent three years studying at the Overseas School in Sri Lanka, in my early teens. After returning to the UK, I studied cooking and hotel management. Due to having a Chef’s qualification, […]

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    El Patio De Pepa (PINCHOS Y TAPAS)

    Tapas Bar Of The Month Nestled in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen and just a stone’s throw from La Lonja…you will find the newish ‘El Patio de Pepa’, which serves tapas and pinchos with your wine, beer and spirits.  This is Mediterranean food with Latin touches. It is set in a 19th century […]

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    Pan de Queso

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca With just under two months to go to the opening of the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we get ahead of the game with our recipe for Brazilian “Pão de Queijo” (pan de queso). Pão de queijo originated from the African slave trade and was made from […]

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    Sofartcafé is Sofartcafé! This is a different kind of chill out experience that combines relaxing with a coffee alongside enjoying cultural events every week. You will find it in the centre of town but it is set on a mellow street, away from the cars and the crowds. Check out the library where you can […]

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