The gastronomic group Grupo Vlue have just launched La Vie en Vlue, a restaurant in the renovated square of Plaza de la Reina. This new gastronomic proposal comes from Ángel Brandez and Carmen Collado, who started their journey a few years ago with Vlue Arribar in Valencia’s port. After the renovation, the square is now a bustling hub of Valencia, full of vibrancy and life…something that is captured in the essence of La Vie en Vlue. The restaurant blurs the boundaries between land and sea, offering exquisite fish dishes in the heart of the city centre. Drawing parallels with its sister restaurant at the port, La Vie en Vlue evokes the Mediterranean Sea. With earthy, golden tones and the blues of the sea…the artistic splendour of the decor recalls the natural world. While Vlue Arribar captures the natural and relaxed vibe of the port and offers quality rice dishes by the shore, the new establishment is more urban remaining true to the authentic essence of Valencia.
Offering Mediterranean tapas and sandwiches, the menu boasts a variety of dishes with all local produce including fish from the fish market and vegetables from the central market. Menu highlights include emblematic tapas such as Titaina and Chivito croquettes, as well as entrecôte and Cecina de León sandwiches. There is also a take-away option which appeals to both locals and tourists alike with the famous fish and chips or Andalusian-style squid! The decision to include take-away options is a nod to times gone by, when street vendors used to perch in corners to eat their lunch. If you’re not just after a quick fix though, the restaurant is well-equipped with an attractive terrace where guests can enjoy the sunny Valencian weather.
The new establishment also intends to host a variety of different cultural activities and experiences, from April onwards, including workshops on ceramics and watercolours. Keep your eye on their programme of events coming shortly after Easter.
Report by Imogen Hockings
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LA VIE EN VLUE
Plaza de la Reina, 18
Tlf. 962 831 238