One of the reasons I like Benidorm.

Discussion in 'Spain' started by Snowbird, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,116
    Likes Received:
    16,298
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    We went to one of our favourite restaurants for lunch today leaving at noon and returning at 6pm. Menu of the day for 5 courses including wine 16 Euros. This place should have a Michelin star. Its in the beautiful Jalon valley and if it were in any part of the UK you would expect no change out of £100 per head.
    G&T aperitif, just to get the stomach juices working, followed by home made thick celery soup and hot bread rolls. A full wedge of hot bread crumbed Brie and salad. Followed by Mixed sorbet. Main course of salmon and prawn in tarogen cream sauce with roasted Mediterranean vegetables. Finishing off with Baileys cheesecake and coffee. Superb. image1.JPG image2.JPG image3.JPG image7.JPG
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 30, 2015
    • Like Like x 22
  2. Sheddy

    Sheddy Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    860
    Likes Received:
    2,676
    Location:
    Burry Port South Wales / Benidorm
    Looks very nice Dave
    Yes pleeeeease.
    OK, I,ll start the list.
    1. Dave and Pat
    2. Ed and Shirley
    3. ?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,431
    Likes Received:
    6,960
    Location:
    Tropical Bar,Benidorm.
    Looks very nice Dave
    Yes pleeeeease.
    OK, I,ll start the list.
    1. Dave and Pat
    2. Ed and Shirley
    3. Brisey & Pamelaaar.
    4. ?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,564
    Likes Received:
    11,543
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    That's not Benidorm, that's real Spain. :xgrin:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Gosh, the Jalon food presentation has gone 'all posh' since my days there.. Note to self....... must take a return trip, soooon , bet the weather is better than the UK, too :cooler:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Popeye

    Popeye Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,703
    Likes Received:
    16,870
    Location:
    New Forest
    Looks very nice Dave
    Yes pleeeeease.
    OK, I,ll start the list.
    1. Dave and Pat
    2. Ed and Shirley
    3. Brisey & Pamelaaar.
    4. Griff & Jackie (popeye) I've just phoned for a flight.

    .............What a fabulous menu, I'd have chosen all of those even if it wasn't a fixed menu..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. teensvan99

    teensvan99 Funster

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    Margate
    Love Beni. We used to over winter there for 6 years till ill health stopped it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,116
    Likes Received:
    16,298
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    You are of course correct, its not Benidorm, but who in there right mind would want to camp in "Real Spain" in the winter. Its closed. At least Benidorm is open and "Real Spain" is just up the road to visit when the mood takes.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  9. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,345
    Likes Received:
    7,899
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    I'd be full after the soup. Rest would be wasted on me I couldn't eat it.:xsad:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,530
    Likes Received:
    25,647
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Glad to see you are still keeping to that strict diet of yours Mr Snowbird...

    The kilos must be falling off you like marbles rolling down a hill... :xThumb:

    JJ :xcool:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,116
    Likes Received:
    16,298
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Thats why I chose the salmon as opposed to the lamb shank JJ.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Spottycatz

    Spottycatz Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Racodorm
    What's the name of this place please. :)
     
  13. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,564
    Likes Received:
    11,543
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Motorhome Fun. :xgrin:
     
    • Like Like x 5
  14. stuurman

    stuurman Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    in my van all over Europe
    Restaurant Victoria in Parcent.
     
  15. jonegood

    jonegood Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    803
    Location:
    Shrewsbury (sometimes)
    I agree - with a little care, the food in Spain rarely dissappoints. so much choice and good value and quality is readily available.

    Our Chistmas lunch in Benicassim was 5 starters followed by a nice steak, desert coffee and as much wine as you wanted excellent quality and only 20 euros each.

    Jon
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,530
    Likes Received:
    25,647
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    €20 EACH?

    OMG!

    JJ :xcool:
     
  17. jonegood

    jonegood Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    803
    Location:
    Shrewsbury (sometimes)
    It was xmas day so I went with it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. walburga

    walburga Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Leyland
    Love the Jalon Valley. Did the Almond blossom walk (twice) in spring 2015...ended up in one of the restaurants adjacent the bodega...didn't eat, only had refreshing coke 'cause it was that hot.
    We were on Toretta and used the scooter to get to Jalon.
    Quite a few wilding on the elevated car park as you enter the village.
    Love Benidorm.

    Allen & Eileen
     
  19. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    That lot looks OK for the starter Dave, (minus the green stuff)but what's for main course ?:xsmile:
    terry
     
  20. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,116
    Likes Received:
    16,298
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    Well, Ste had the home made steak pie. I hasten to add, it was not one of JJs FBs. image4.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page