Food and Drink

Bodegas Parcent



For those interested in wines a visit to the Bodegas in Parcent is worthwhile.
Parcent is a delightful village inland from Benissa. Drive through Benissa in the direction of Calpe and take the right hand fork just outside the village, signposted Jalon. From Jalon continue towards Alkalali, and Parcent is signposted. The journey takes about 45 – 50 minutes from Benissa.

The wines are quite fruity using various grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, etc. for the red wines and Chardonnay, Moscatel Romano, etc. for the white wines. The area is famous for their sweet Moscatel

In 1996 the company started to make wines using grapes from their own land and everything is grown organically and made by hand, including picking, pressing, bottleing and labelling. It took almost ten years of experimenting before they had a range of seven wines, two reds, La Quintana and Comtat de Parcent, two whites, Gra d·Or and Auro, the latter being judged the best white wine at a blind tasting in January of this year, and others.. The bodegas also received the Baco de Bronce award in 2004.

Bodgegas Parcent is situated at Placa del Poble, 4, Parcent. Tel: 636 53 66 93

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Posted by on 10/08/2008 18:01:00

Carrefour and La Marina Shopping



A visit to Carrefour Hypermarket and La Marina Shopping complex is an interesting one and it is a good idea to go if the weather is inclement since La Marina is under cover.
The hypermarket sells just about everything, including a very good selection of china, kitchen ware, glasses and cutlery, also videos, CDs, washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, the latter three all very reasonably priced. They also sell T.V. sets, DVD players, electrical goods, plus a large assortment of clothes, toys, bedding, food, wine and much more.

Just above the hypermarket you will also find Lidl supermarket and opposite this is the La Marina Shopping complex. This houses many clothes shops, including Zara, Mango, Punta Roma, sports clothes shops, many shops for men, children·s clothes shops, also shops selling jewellery, telephones, house items, furniture, plus some bars and cafes.

Carrefour is situated just off the N332 in Benidorm. If you are travelling on the A7 take the turning off signposted Terra Mitica and Poniente Beach and follow the signs to the N332. As you enter the N332 you will see the sign to the Hypermarket.

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Posted by on 10/07/2008 17:47:00

David's Fish and Chips, Moraira

David's Fish and Chips, Moraira

David’s Fish and Chips, Moraira

This restaurant is situated in the shopping complex just past the Da Vinci Restaurant on the Moraira to Calpe road, on the left hand side driving towards Calpe.
There is a newly refurbished dining room and sunny terrace and during the winter the terrace will be enclosed and heated.

On Mondays to Fridays from 12.0 – 3.0 p.m. a meal can be obtained and a drink for €5.00 Thursday night curry is available, together with all the accompaniments, bread and a half bottle of wine for €10.0, as well as the normal menu. The restaurant is open from 12.0 until 10.0 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and is also open on Sundays from 6.0 – 10.0 p.m.

Fish available – cod, haddock, plaice, hake and scampi, plus homemade pies, homemade chilli, all types of curry, lasagne, kebabs, ribs, southern fried chicken and homemade fishcakes. The chips are homemade.

Takeaway is also available, and you can even telephone your order on 96 649 8395 and it will be ready for you when you arrive.

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Posted by on 10/07/2008 17:45:00

Gastronomic Fiesta, Moraira 6-12 June

Espai La Senieta Moraira

Espai La Senieta Moraira

Gourmet Fiesta

Gourmet Fiesta

The gastronomic fiesta will be held in the “Espai la Senieta” building in Moraira. This is situated at the roundabout diagonally opposite the BBV Bank.
Every morning at 11.00 hours there will be cooking demonstrations and at 12.30 hours there will be gourmet offerings. At 17.00 hours there will be wine tasting. Special menus will be offered by participating restaurants. On 11th October there will be workshops of salted fish at the Fish Port. On 12th October there is a Gin-Tonic competition in the theatre. Also on 12th October there is an octupus competition and at 19.30 hours there is presentation of prizes.

A detailed programme is available from the Tourist Office.

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Posted by on 10/07/2008 17:40:00

Andalucia Restaurant and Fish Port, Calpe


Fresh Fish Calpe

Fresh Fish Calpe

There are six restaurants in a line at the fish port in Calpe, all vying for your custom. Most offer a glass of sangria or morsel of food to tempt you inside and all offer good value for money.
The Andalucia restaurant is situated at the far end, right by the beach and offers splendid views of the sea and coastline. At the front of the restaurant is a fantastic display of different fish dishes ranging from anything from €20 to €89 (for two to four people) or you can opt for the menu del dia which is extremely reasonable. Starters include fish soup, salad, fried artichokes, spaghetti bolognese, prawn cocktail. Main courses include grilled sole, sardines, plate of mixed fish, hake, salmon, all served with chips, as well as chicken or pork. There is also a choice of desert, plus half a bottle of wine per person and bread. The price is €8.40 plus IVA.

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Posted by on 10/06/2008 17:28:00

Beer Festival Calpe (Octoberfest)

Every year in October there is a beer festival. This year the venue has been changed and it now takes place behind the Tennis Club, Calpe.

It commences on Thursday, 2nd October at 8.0 p.m. with the opening of the XXI Fiesta de la Cerveza de Calpe by the President of the Club Carnaval Calpe 1982 “Carlos Jahnke”. The first barrel will be opened by the Mayor of Calpe. The Queen of the Fiestas de Beer 2007 will present the new Queen of the Fiestas de Beer for 2008. There will be amusements with Andy and the Steinsberger Music.

Friday, 3rd October. 6.0 p.m.Andy and the Steinsberger Music will perform together with a mid-night show with Jean Pierre.

Saturday, 4th October. Music as above plus Oldie Night with music from the 70s,80s, and 90s, also Dream Show Grand Tombola.

Sunday, 5th October. Day of the Tourist. 11.0 a.m. – 14.00 hours Calpe Rock Band 12.30 p.m. – 14.20 p.m. Free beer and a paella tournament. 18.00 hours Music

Monday, 6th October. Music with Steffi and Bernd.

Tuesday, 7th October. 18.00 hours. Music with Andy, and the best songs of the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 8th October Festival of beer with Andy and Grand Tombola.

Thursday, 9th October. 11.00 – 14.00 hours. Jazz direct.

Friday, 10th Oc tober. Similar to Thursday.

Saturday, 11th October. 18.00 hours. Final Party plus Special Guest “Steffi” Singing, dancing.

Sundayd, 12th Oc tober. 11.00 hours “Bike-Day”

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Posted by on 10/02/2008 17:24:00

Restaurant Salamanca, Jalon

This restaurant is a family run concern and is in Calle Salamanca, Jalon.

It used to be a wine bodega, is 200 years old and is very tastefully renovated and during the summer you can dine on the terrace under the grape vines.

The menu of the house is €14.95 and there is also an a la carte menu. The menu includes home made chicken liver and port pate, honey roasted goats cheese on a bed or red peppers or homemade soup. Main courses include duck breast served in a cranberry orange and ginger sauce, beef and Guinness casserole, fillet salmon on a bed of spinach, topped with smoked salmon and lobster sauce. Vegetarian dishes are also available and the chef will cater for dietary requirements if requested when booking. There is a good selection of home made desserts.

The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday evenings from 7.0 p.m. till late, also Sunday lunch from 12.0 to 3.0 p.m.

To make a booking telephone 96 648 0430 or 628 538 323

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 17:04:00

El Andaluz Moraira

For a pleasant evening with dinner and entertainment the El Andaluz has lots to offer.

This restaurant is situated next door to the large pottery shop on the new roundabout just past the Paichi Garden Centre as you take the road to Benitachell.

Most Saturdays there is a flamenco show, on Thursday evenings there is a singer/entertainer and on Friday evenings there is a male vocalist. The programme can change so it is worth telephoning, 96 649 0151.

The menu is quite reasonably priced.

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Posted by on 06/23/2008 16:57:00

Music at the Manor House Benidoleig

On 29th June, there is a Candlelight picnic with music at the Manor House, Benidoleig.

Dress up and take along a picnic in the private and exclusive gardens of Casa Santonja in Beniarbeig for a fantastic evening of entertainment.

You will receive a champagne cocktail welcome and then invited to enjoy your candlelight picnic to an overture by concert pianist and Musical Director, Anthony Castro, followed by exclusive appearances of Graham Bickley and Mary Carewe, who will perform a complete programme of musical entertainment ranging from London and Broadway musicals to concert hall classics.

Gastes open at 5.30 p.m. and the concert commences at 7.30 p.m. Table seating and advance reservations only, bar facilities with waiter service. Ample parking.

Tickets: Adults €45, children under 14 years €30.

Book on line or tel. Marcella 605843917 or Heidi 610298190

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:54:00

Guided Tours of Vineyards and Wineries

There are two bodegas which offer traditional home made meals, walks around the vineyards, wine tasting and harvesting.

The first one is Bodegas Castano in Ctra.- Fuentealamo, 3, Yecla, Murcia, tel. 96 879 11 15 and the second one is Bodegas Sierra Salinas at Paraje del Puerto s/n, Villena, Alicante, tel. 96 980 12 71.

The day starts with a walk around the vineyards, then a tour at the winery, attended by an expert. During the visit there will be opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as having a traditional home made meal, accompanied by a good variety of wines. .

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Posted by on 06/11/2008 16:46:00