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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 […]

  • 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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    Sofartcafe

    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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    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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    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 […]

  • AL CANTONET

      Deep in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, Valencia’s historic centre, you will find ‘Al Cantonet’. It’s the Valencian name for ‘little corner’ and claims to be one of the narrowest bars in the world. Luckily, it has a great terrace outside so you can enjoy the bar inside or at an outside […]

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