This was a covid time visit to Back! where David Olivas and Fabián Villar, chef and sommelier, respectively, are the creators of Back! A colourful and modern restaurant, with a focus on traditional and updated Andalucían cuisine.
Although it does state, that this is a tapas bar and restaurant, it is probably more of a restaurant.
The menu caters for tapas, sharing plates, set menus and new inventive culinary creations.
On this occasion, we had the Menu, Grand Back 2020 (9 steps for €55)
Artisan brown bread, fermented for 24 hours and white bread fermented for 12 hours.
Chef de Mar Ángel León Gonzales now, has his third Michelin star in this ultra modern restaurant, which he has recently moved into. It is, a converted 18th century flour mill, overlooking the estuary and most appropriately looks out to sea, by the banks of the Guadalete River.
The old restaurant is now an up-market tapas bar/restaurant and is called
It is not easy to have tapas bar crawl in Marbella. At least, not in the strict sense of the term, as the bars are not very close together. So we were pleasantly surprised with our evening stroll in mid-January.
The geography of the town is quite peculier, without a clearly defined old town or centre, which means, there can be a bit of walking between bars. There are various styles here, including tapas and pintxos, markets and seafood cuisine, from traditional small wineries, to flash, gaudy looking, new designer gastro bars.
Please note, it is always best to try and avoid the franchises, which are ruining...
Cádiz is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating back 3100 years. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was the trading port with the Americas during the 18th and 19th centuries.
This famous spot in the Casco Antiguo (the older part of Cádiz is within the remnants of the city walls and is commonly referred to as the Old Town) it is an old school restaurant and tapas bar (the name means house of Lard!).
It is steeped in history and its walls are like an atmospheric art gallery from a bygone age, covered with various bullfighting memor...
The Pedro Domecq Bodega (famous for Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Terry’s Brandy and Fundador Sherries) is a really interesting experience that can be arranged shortly before visiting.
The guides speak good English and give a very in-depth guided tour around the bodega, explaining, how the different types of sherry and brandy are produced and stored, bottled and marketed under their different brand names.
The solera system is explained, where a third of the wine is drawn from the oldest barrel at the bottom of the solera for bottling and replenished with a third from the next...
This restaurant is Chef Dani Carnero’s new venture. Kaleja is a gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter and based on reinterpretations of the traditional Málaga recipe book and enhancement of humble ingredients that have sometimes disappeared from large restaurants, such as beans, lentils etc.
There are two different dining areas in the restaurant, where three menus are offered. “it is a kitchen for everyone” says Dani , who continues to run his other restaurant La Cosmopolita, also located in the historic centre of Málaga.
One table is set in the kitchen and has a capacity for a t...
To find a nice lunch in the sun, with a view to the sea, head east, along the coastal road from Málaga for about 6 km and you will arrive in Pedregalejo. It's a pleasent walk a or short taxi ride from Málaga centre.
Looking back towards Málaga City
Just before you get to Pedregalejo you will see Baños del Carmen, a summer seaside resort that was opened for the rich and famous in 1918. The still beautiful building and its ruined gardens are now a restaurant and bar looking out to sea and is a great spot for a drink to watch the sunset.
The still, very traditional village of Pedregalejo has kept its local characte...