• 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 […]

  • Editorial
    Paella in Valencia

    RICE TO THE OCCASION Whether it’s your birthday, your saint’s day, some friends are visiting, it’s Fallas, you’ve come into a bit of money, or it’s just a weekend family lunch; at the heart of any celebration in Valencia is the regional dish. Paella: Rabbit, chicken, rice and vegetables, fried and boiled, together in a […]

  • Food
    Ciao Bella

    D and I have been on a low-carb diet following a two-week visit to the folks back home in England and gigantic meals throughout the stay there. Every new house meant another lunch or dinner, or even brunch, sometimes all three in the same day. This, of course, led to expanding waistlines and ultimately – […]

  • Food
    SANTA COMPANYA TAPAS BAR

    SANTA COMPANYA: INTERVIEW WITH OWNER RUFO 1. Tell us something about your background Since I came to Valencia 15 years ago, I have dedicated myself to the world of cuisine in a diverse manner via restaurants, catering and bars. First-hand, I have seen how Valencia gastronomy has really developed, paying special attention to the world […]

  • Food
    VEGETARIAN HAGGIS

    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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    RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

    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 […]

  • Food
    WILD MUSHROOM AND ROASTED CHESTNUT RISOTTO

    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 […]

  • Food
    AMEYAL ALTA COCINA MEXICANA

    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 […]

  • Food
    VEGETABLE AND TARKA DAL

    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 […]

  • Food
    Finnegan’s

    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 […]

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