València has an autumnal shine this October as the list of new ‘Soletes’ of the Repsol Guide 2023 has been released, and there are up to 8 more additions in València, 6 in Alicante and 5 in Castellón. Among this list are ‘Vinorte’ and ‘Dalima’, two of the restaurants that ‘Brava Agencia Creativa’ works with. Additionally, ‘Kukla’ and ‘El Aprendiz’ maintain their place obtained in 2022 and 2021, where they were recognised as relaxing establishments where it is possible to enjoy gastronomic quality that is accessible to all.
Of course, there are many more restaurants that are rightfully on this list. Within the city of València the others who have also received their first Solete are; Bodega Alenar, Quesomentero, Casa Baldo 1915, Acapulco Bar, Min Dou and Ramen del Sur y Norte. The new establishments in the municipality of Alicante are Maldita Gloria!, Sip and Wonder Coffee Shop, 344, El Cantó, Hermanas Martínez and Alma Cocina Viajera. Castellón de la Plana adds Trenkaclosques, Los Chamacos, La Bicicleta Café, Sirope and El Colmado, closing a list of 19 winners in the Community.
Soletes are delivered to all types of establishments, whether they are beach bars, cafes, ice cream parlours, bars or taverns, whose menus are usually “more informal” but nonetheless credible. The array of establishments host many popular and appetising dishes, where the strength lies in their seducing atmosphere. With varied classic and innovative venues, these spaces with Soletes are “an affordable pleasure”, where quality is not sacrificed. An expert team in gastronomy spread throughout the country tastes and reveals which places deserve this recognition in each of the 50 provinces of Spain.
One of the new ‘Soletes’ in the Repsol Guide is Vinorte. This is a beautiful wine bar. It is an authentic place to enjoy some of the best Spanish wines in València. It can be said that this venue really has a love story with ‘vino’.
There is also Dalima, which offers Peruvian Mediterranean fusion cuisine. With time it has become a lot more than a tavern where you can have a good time and informally enjoy Peruvian cuisine too…but it is also a great example of diversity in gastronomy as there are Mediterranean influences regarding the cuisine as well. Dalima always provides a really welcoming atmosphere and does amazing ‘Pisco sour’ cocktails with various recipes to enjoy too.
Report by Alice Teasdale
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