We had driven past the sign for Asador Izaskun lurking above the trees on the motorway the day before and I said to friends in the car that looks like it could be a nice restaurant. Without realising, this was to be our third and final restaurant visit on our short trip to Sax in Alicante to visit our friend Howard Goldsmith.
On arrival we found a restaurant set in beautiful surroundings with manicured gardens.
We where taken to a large dinning room with large window views to the gardens.
The restaurant can be used for large banquets, weddings etc.
The restaurant is Basque influenced and specialises in gri...
This is the second restaurant we were taken to by our friend Howard Goldsmith, who lives in the area. It is a completely different experience to the first one, which was very traditional, but both are very good in their own way.
Titas gastrobar is in the old historic centre of Villena and serves tasty and well presented food whether you are vegan, vegetarian or carnivore.
There's a real buzz about the place with lots of locals sharing tapas at the bar. This gastrobar has a typical trendy modern bar layout, bright, busy and noisy and would not seem out of place in Soho, London.
El Rincon De Juan is on Calle Episodios Nacionale which is one of the side streets off Calle Ronda and Avenida Alfonso XIII and there are plenty of parking opportunities nearby.
I had met Alexis and his father Juan at the gym (Paidesport) recently. Alexis speaks fluent English and we had a Spanglish conversation about Spanish food when he told me that his parents own El Rincon De Juan in Elda and that I should take my wife Gail, one day, and try it out.
Alexis told me that his father cooked the most wonderful paellas and rice dishes, especially the caldosa which is the soupy rice vari...