23 Jun 2020

HOSTAL RESTAURANTE CAPRI

Located around 100 metres from the seafront in the little tourist village of Es Pujols, this restuarant/hostal is one of oldest (since 1963) on the island and has always been owned by the same family.

If you are looking for 100% fresh fish, seafood and rice dishes, and a non-hectic, calming place with white tablecloths and pressed napkins in a relaxed atmosphere, where cooks are trained and know what they are doing, well, you have come to the right place. Capri is all about food and service, with no pretence.

The old school staff are really attentive, friendly and professional.

It is in a beauti...

18 Jun 2020

A few days in Málaga after COVID-19 lockdown easing.

After ten plus weeks in lockdown, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the prospect of a few days in Málaga was something to look forward to with relish. We normally tend to stay at   

Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel
Calle Atarazanas 19, 29005 Malaga
+34 952 12 19 10
www.atarazanamalaga.com

This is a nice, basic hotel, centrally placed next to the Mercado Central de Atarazanas (Málaga’s daily food market) and also near the oldest bar in Málaga, the Bodega Antiqua Casa de Guardia.

On leaving the hotel our first visit here is always to, 

Mercado Central de Atara...

14 May 2020

Can Salinas Manuel El Rey de la Fideuà

Wonderful Valencian style paella and fideuà are served at this family run restaurant away from the busy summer crowds of Ibiza on the way to ses Salinas beach and its famous chiringuitos like Sa Trinxa and Jockey Club.

Start with the local pan y aioli

Fideuà is a dialectal pronunciation of the Valencian or Catalan word fideuada (which means a large number of noodles) it is a seafood dish originally from the coast of Valencia which is similar to paella (paella is actually the name of the pan it is cooked in) and even more to arròs a banda, but with noodles instead of rice. The main...

24 Apr 2020

After meeting Jonathon Lipsin and Bernadette Mundy on Facebook through our joint love of Ibiza, Formentera and music, I invited them over to Ibiza for a days tour of the Island for food, fun and frolics each year.

This was to be our second trip and we met at our usual meeting place outside the Café Mar y Sol in Ibiza Town after their short sea trip from Formenter, we were joined this time by my friends from London, Danny and Pankaj.

Once settled in our hire car I gave them a CD I had made of their favourite music (this had become a regular tradition) and we set off for our tour. Leaving the busy Eivissa (Ibiza town) w...

23 Apr 2020

I took a pill in Ibiza and it was an antacid by Jonathon Lipsin

If you click on the people or places highlighted in BLUE it will take you to a link for further info. 

It was a perfect day really.

Bernadette and I drove to the ferry and boarded an 8am boat to Ibiza. We landed at the old familiar dock and made our way down the street to Mar y Sol Cafe. This has been the spot to grab a good coffee and breakfast and watch people and meet people since the twenties when it first opened. "Meet you at Mar y Sol" is the standard reply for a discreet or otherwise rendezvous.

It was also the favoured place for the Nazis and t...

23 Apr 2020

After meeting Jonathon Lipsin and Bernadette Mundy on Facebook through our joint love of Ibiza, Formentera and music, I invited them over to Ibiza for a days tour of the Island for, food, fun and frolics!

We arranged to meet outside the famous

Mar y Sol
Carrer Lluís Tur i Palau, 22, 07800 Eivissa

In Ibiza Town.  This was traditionaly the first port of call when disembarking your boat or ship in Ibiza town.

After their short sea trip from Formentera, we were joined by my friend Frank. Once settled in our hire car, I gave them a CD I had made of their favourite music (this was to become a regular tradition) we then s...

31 Jan 2020

KALEJA 

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...

21 Apr 2019

RESTAURANT GRESCA


This restaurant is a hidden gem. From its very discreet tiny entrance you would hardly guess that this could be, a fantastic culinary trip. But then again as we know, great food comes in small portions.

We arrived early on a Monday night for a 9 pm booking and the place looked like it was closed, so we went for a drink around the corner. On our return there was still only one other diner, we were suspecting a quiet night.

Within half an hour the place was full, including ex Barcelona footballer and TV pundit Gary Lineker. He obviously had local knowledge.

The main room, which is plainly...

4 Apr 2019

Cañabota

If you are looking for fish, this is the place to go to in Sevilla. 

This is a restaurant specialising in fish and seafood, offering both the informal ambience of a tapas bar and the bright appeal of an open-view sushi bar. The superb display cabinet of fish and its charcoal grill are the star attractions.

There is an open plan kitchen, where you will be able to see the fish being prepared and cooked to your preference and method of cooking.

All the seafood comes from local waters near Huelva, which has a very interesting and wide variety of choice.

Be aware, this place, is really a...

28 Jul 2018

RESTAURANT CAN RAFALET

I can't believe I ate the Whole Thing! by Jonathon Lipsin

Tonight, for my birthday dinner it was mixed paella finished off with a hierbas liquor from the Balearic Islands served "on la casa" by the friendly restaurant staff.

The place I chose for this orgy was Can Rafalet in Es Calo de Sant Agustí which boasts the prettiest views on the island.

Here the sea is at it's turquoise best and I like the paella here. Where as other places serve rice with "some things in it" this place serves a paella worth it's salt, studded with meat and seafood.

As soon as you sit down you get a delicious aioli loaded w...

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