• Food
    Hannah Banana Cake

    By Helen Westwater It may be a strange phenomenon but in La Ola Fresca most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much- pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and […]

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    Cannellini Bean Puree

      By Helen Westwater On Saturday 16 April, the barrio of Benimaclet will host a fresh food market and an eco-organic tapas tour. Revving up to the event, and recently back from Italy where I was lucky to take part in an olive oil tasting under the guidance of olive oil expert Johnny Madge, we […]

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    Colmado La Lola

    Thank goodness for Colmado LaLola, a great new tapas and wine bar by the management of Restaurant LaLola just around the corner. Let’s take a look at the venue first, it’s a smallish space up a couple of steps at the foot of El Miguelete, the bell tower of Valencia’s beautiful cathedral. A tall bar […]

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    Salsa Verde

    A SUPPER CLUB VOYAGE  In December 2015, Salsa Verde sailed into Valencia. It might be easier to explain what it is by explaining what it isn’t. Salsa Verde isn’t a restaurant, bar or cafe. It’s a workshop, show-kitchen and supper club. And sometimes a school and a laboratory. At 24/7, we were intrigued to hear […]

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    Red Valentine Beetroot Soup

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  This month’s recipe combines the earthy red of beetroot and the pure white of coconut milk with a heady mix of spices, to steer off any last winter colds and cheer the hearts of any lost Valentinos. Beetroot, happily a vegetable that is available all year in Valencia, is […]

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    Picnicity

    If you walk down C/ Calatrava in the Barrio del Carmen, look for a tiny door that leads to Picnicity – blink and you’ll miss it. Inside is a narrow bar filled with a delicious variety of empanadas, salads and a large selection of great looking (and tasting) cakes. ‘Picnicity’ is the brainchild of an […]

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    Croissants!

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  So, while a well-known UK supermarket blows up a storm of scorn from the French…for launching a new, straight- lined croissant that is easier for their customers to spread with butter and jam…this March we get back to basics, roll up the shirtsleeves and make our own. With these […]

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    Kaña Makan… Once Upon a Time in Syria…

    On C/ Sueca, the aroma oozing from Kaña Makan is so warm and thick; you could spread it on toast. This is all the advertising it needs: with such a smorgasbord of choice in Ruzafa, why not let your nose decide where to eat? The toasty spices grabbed me by the nose and hauled me […]

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    Black (and Very Good) Coffee in the City

    As if they were using alchemy, ‘Retrogusto Coffeemates’ takes making and drinking coffee very seriously. Scales, thermometers, timers, quality equipment and, of course, excellent coffee. In a space no more than three meters long, this small coffee shop is revolutionizing the city of Valencia. In Retrogusto Coffeemates, you can buy coffee beans and also savour […]

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    98 Degrees Dim Sum Experience

      Steaming to Success Walking through the streets of the Barrio del Carmen on the way to our table at 98 Degrees Dim Sum Experience was a little like being on the set of ‘The Walking Dead’. We pass people with major stab wounds, gashes on their faces, hollows where there should be eyes, and […]

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