24/7 VALENCIA: Please could you inform our readers some more about this distinctive Spanish tapas bar?
‘COLMADO LALOLA’: Over the years, we have been expanding our gastronomic offer to the public. Across from the entrance of the cathedral of Valencia, you will find ‘EL COLMADO LALOLA.’ Violeta Villanueva, the late and great mother of the current owner Jesús Ortega, originally ran a grocery store here, transferring her experience to this new more contemporary version. It is a fitting tribute to the typical local stores of the barrio of yesteryear, where food & drink was bought and tasted in the same place. Iberian cut ham, artisan cheeses, local products of the sea (Valencia oysters, ‘clotxina’ mussels), homemade croquettes, smoked & salted fish and, above all, authentic Valencian tapas with a creative turn.
24/7 VALENCIA: Could you tell us more about LALOLA BEER?
‘COLMADO LALOLA’: With our beer, we wanted to pay tribute to the Barrio del Carmen in Valencia. To its streets, its squares and especially to its people, who for a long time represented the artistic, bohemian and musical spirit of the city. It is a light beer, blonde and very fresh, with a citrus touch and aromatic orange blossom. It is a local craft beer and ready for you to enjoy in our neighbourhood stores.
Interview by ’24/7 Valencia’ team
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