• 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • 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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    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 – […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Food
    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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