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Lolola is one of the most respected and well-established restaurants in the historic centre, it has been serving happy customers for 15 years with a great atmosphere and authentic cuisine by the Cathedral tower. This month marks the 15 the anniversary of Lalola, which first opened its doors to the public on November 14th in 2002! It is a rather tranquil refuge with plenty of plants, which converts the terraza into an oasis.
Silvia Gómez. They go for wines with soul and originality like the recent inclusion of ‘Tecot 2015’, for example. Lalola is a restaurant with the official ‘Q’ stamp of quality tourism and is also part of the Restaurant Club for Celiacs, meaning that gluten-free dishes area also served here throughout the year. All menus include ‘healthy heart’ dishes as evaluated by the Universitat de València.
The gastronomy of Lalola is characterized by their seasonal rice dishes (authentic rice dishes!), including some interesting varieties like ‘El Albufera’. The menu is led by soupy rices, traditional paella and an explosive fideuà with mushrooms and duck. It is Mediterranean cuisine, with products from the Mercado Central and with a distinctive touch.
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Editorial NOV´2017 ‘24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE’ November can be a strange month in Valencia. Lots of people already have an eye on the Christmas holidays and the colder weather temporarily takes some of the joy away from living in a coastal city. It’s a time of reflection but there’s always plenty to do in this town… For ‘Restaurant of the month’, we head to ‘Volare’ in the historic centre for a very Mediterranean dinner, in the widest sense of the term. In ‘Tapas & dishes’ we review the dynamic and modern ‘La Huerta de Ramonet’ for Spanish cuisine with a twist. Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’ has a ‘Swiss Chard Leaves’ recipe just for you. We have an exclusive article on the legendary Ernest Hemingway and his many visits to Valencia. Wine connoisseurs Riki Wigley and Marian Darás look at some interesting wines from the Valencia region. Bez is a dancer, percussionist, activist, celebrity & politician and this month we have an exclusive interview with this living legend in Valencia. He is more alive than ever… either because of or despite his wild past! It’s fitting, therefore, that ‘24/7 Valencia’ (24 hours a day and seven days a week) pays homage this November edition to the ultimate ‘24 Hour’ man of the people. So, we are
very proud to dedicate this month’s magazine to Bez! See you next month! 24/7 Valencia team “Twenty four hour party people Plastic face can’t smile, the white out… Cause I have to wait for you to conduct Press the pause of the self-destruct With the twenty four hour party people… Now better, you’re the white out I need full-time, I don’t need part-time I need 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 3, 6, 5 all the time I need 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 third time I don’t need a part-time, I need a 3, 6, 5 Oh, no days off…” “24 Hour Party People” by Happy Mondays
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BEZ INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN VALENCIA WITH THE LEGENDARY BEZ OF HAPPY MONDAYS, BLACK GRAPE & CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER! ‘24/7 Valencia’ interviewed Bez in Valencia in a hotel in the hip barrio of Ruzafa. This was a few hours before the legendary dancer & percussionist and his son played a 4am DJ set at PLAY CLUB, just around corner. For someone who has been described as a cultural icon and one of the most hedonistic figures of the late 20th century, we found Bez to be cool, calm and collected and disarmingly approachable and unassuming.
1. Tell us something about your background…
I’d rather keep it to myself…
I’m originally from Lancashire. My father was a policeman and he believed in the iron fist. I’ve been in full-blown rebellion going back to being a five year old. I was involved in petty crime and in and out of borstals, young offender’s institutions and jail as a teenager and young man. However, my dad was man enough to apologize to me many years later for not understanding who I really was. I was somebody so alien to him, in the way I saw and understood life. We get on fine now and we’re great friends. These days they’d probably give me some mad name like “Attention Deficit Disorder”. Maybe it was vaccine damage. It’s worth looking into what’s really behind compulsory vaccines…
3. How did you get into music?
2. How do you get on with Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays and Black Grape?
You could argue that the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Elton John and Jim Morrison were all guilty of selling drug culture to the youth and helping the “programme.” They were all involved.
Yeah, he’s great. He’s very funny and very dry. I think we’ll be mates until the day we die. We went out to Panama to record with a local tribe with the Happy Mondays for the new album that was released this summer. Black Grape are less known but we actually sold a lot more than the Mondays ever did, we even got to number one in the British charts. Michael Hutchence of INXS was a big fan and he befriended us not long before he passed away. I have my own theory about how he died but
As a kid, I loved the acid vibe of 60s psychedelic music and my whole aim with the Happy Mondays was to recreate that vibe, which I lived and breathed…the music and the drugs. I am a product of drug culture. I had such a great time on ecstasy, it changed my life. It was a way of expressing myself. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the drug culture… Having said that, I gave up drugs 18 months ago. I used to think I was being a rebel by taking drugs as a kid but then I found out that I was just part of the “mind control programme”…interested in distracting people from really changing society for the good.
4. Did those musicians actually know they were part of a plot to control the youth?
In my opinion, the fuckin’ Beatles did know what they were doing regarding “the mind control programme” and were admirers of that right evil cunt, the magician Aleister Crowley. You’ll find they
used a lot of that sort of magic in their songs. (Eerily, the hotel radio is playing the Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ at this point of the interview). I was brainwashed by drugs. Drugs are a diversion tactic. Even though I don’t regret taking them and I had such a great time on them, I knew that I had to escape the fuckin’ monkey on my back…
5. What helped the change?
I have my own stage at the Glastonbury festival and I was invited to what was for me a life-changing experience with ‘The Vision Quest.’ You go out into the wilderness on your own, with basic survival gear and you fast for four days and four nights. It’s like a cleansing. You are given directions and instructions. The West is death; the South is dealing with all your issues from childhood to present day. The North is responsibility and discipline. So, for example, when you face the North you deal with those specific areas. The first night, I built a little fire during the setting sun and burnt a piece of paper symbolically with ‘free will’ written on it, thinking all it has ever done for me is to get me in trouble! The process partly comes from the Native American tradition as an initiation rite from boy to man. As a boy playing games, I always preferred being an Indian to a cowboy. Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia
At the time, I was reading and inspired by the South African writer Deon Meyer. One of his books teaches that we live in a state of awareness and consciousness that is both male and female. The Holy Trinity concept is real as is the Aphrodite state. Another of his books is about the warrior state and I love a good scrap but he shows us that the fight is within us and therefore with yourself.
6. So, Bez, to misquote George Best: Where did it all go right?
Ha-ha! I also gave up drugs for health reasons and made lifestyle changes, I live organically now. I juice every day and I make sure I get exactly the right amount of nutrients for my body each day. I like to know exactly what I’m putting in my body and that includes distilling my own drinking water. Fluoride calcifies your spiritual development. I discovered that my body was being poisoned by the chemicals that they put in our food…
7. Donald Trump just released thousands of secret papers on the JFK as-
sassination today. What is your view of what really happened?
Kennedy was talking about ending the Federal Reserve so I think the bankers were involved on some level and did him in. They rule the world. You don’t get in their way. Divide and Rule. There’s always a conspiracy theory for everything. Regarding Britain, look at the Bank of England. We have been part of the state of Germany since 1960 something. Our Queen clearly has German roots from the Hanoverian royal dynasty and the British police drive around in BMWs and Volkswagens for fuck’s sake! That should give you a massive clue! They say that all world leaders are 33rd degree masons…
8. You founded ‘The Reality Party’ in 2014 and stood as a candidate for Salford for the UK general elections in 2015 and it disbanded in 2016. What was the manifesto?
We were described as an anti-austerity party, interested in renationalization and socially managed hou-
sing. You don’t always need money; you can create many things without a currency. I live the life I preach, which is within a self-contained little community on the Herefordshire/ Welsh borders. I have a small place surrounded by people living in caravans. I share what I make and have. I’m all for communal living. I don’t see it as a revolution to bring the fuckers down… it’s more like evolution. I keep my own bees and brew my own ale and cider and elderflower wine and I grow my own vegetables. I was invited to anti-fracking protests in the Manchester area, which was one of things that reignited my interest in politics. When I wrote to Theresa May that I was withdrawing my assets from the state in protest of a serious injustice I suffered in a court case, she sent me a one sentence reply in a letter: “You can get in trouble for that, Mr Berry.” Iv’e been getting into trouble all my fuckin’ life!
9. Tell us about your memories of Valencia…
is off his head, we can’t understand a word he says, blah-blah! I really got on well with Germaine, we had some interesting chats. John was a really nice bloke as well and really solid away from the public eye. However, he decided to play the pantomime horse for the public and get booed and all that! He was actually a really likeable fella.
11. Do you still follow Manchester Utd?
I remember first going to Valencia with the Happy Mondays and the La’s. It was mad! We played at some club on the beach and went on stage at 7.30am! Another time, we flew thousands of miles from England to Spain and we were due to play in the ‘Plaza del Toros’ bullring in Valencia with The Pixies but the stage collapsed… so we didn’t play! I remember ‘La Ruta de Bacalao’ period in Valencia. It was great, very free. There’s plenty I would like to tell you about them days but I can’t because, for one, we were breaking the law a lot. We were coming to Valencia and scoring here and taking stuff back to Ibiza, which is not a good thing. I spent quite a lot of time in Valencia, you could do whatever you want, it was all kicking off here with the raves on the beaches… Infact, I’m off to Ibiza tomorrow to take part in a silent film. It’s directed by Julian Temple, about the history of the Ibiza. I’ll be playing the Phoenician God of dance ‘Bes’, the island of Ibiza was named after him. The cult of Bes was called ‘Iboism’, which eventually became the ‘Ibiza’ we know. He was a Dionysian-type, a party lover. He was the god of safety and dance. It has been written that: “He would ward off evil spirits by dancing and making noise like a jester.”
Bes came from Egyptian times, he was a demi-god and he was also a protector of the people and I was given the part to play in the film. In the times of Atlantis there was a Toltec priest who was also called Bes…so the tradition is a long one. The fact that it is also my name is just a complete coincidence!
10. What did you learn from being on Celebrity Big Brother 3?
That I actually won it was surprising in itself. Having said that, when I saw the people I was with I thought: Fuckin’ hell! If I don’t win this then there’s something wrong with me!!! (Laughs) Do you know what I mean? You had Brigitte Nielsen, Jackie Stallone, Germaine Greer, Caprice and that racing fella John McCririck and more. I was in with a lot of people who cared about winning. There were some fuckin’ strong characters and they were very competitive. I realized that from ‘Day One.’ The whole household were trying to evict me. What they didn’t realize was how fuckin’ strong and massive the Happy Mondays fan base was. The reason that I actually did win it is that I stopped bullying in the house. I can’t abide bullies. That had won me over to the older women. They had thought before that fuckin’ Bez
Yes, I have had some great times at Old Trafford and still go occasionally and take my sons. I remember keeper Alex Stepney running down the players’ tunnel with a cig in his mouth, with smoke bellowing out of his mouth and putting it out just before he got on the pitch! I remember the 1970s well, when the players all used to have little beer bellies in them days. However, I have become a bit disillusioned with the modern game. You don’t know if it’s all betting. You can’t trust the results anymore, there’s so much money because they are all prolific gamblers you don’t know how much debt they’re in…
12. You are DJing at Play Club in Valencia tonight with your son. What sort of music will you be playing?
Bez’s son: We play stuff like 808 state, New Order, the classic bands from the 90s like the Stone Roses and Mondays and sometimes new stuff like Cabbage. People like to hear what they know. (With a gentle smirk) Bez’s son to Bez : “You don’t really like playing the Mondays much!” Bez: You adapt to the crowd you are with. If I played them stuff from my record collection like Can or Cumbia it would put them off! We do weddings, funerals and bar mitzvahs! Interview by Owl
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LA HUERTA DE RAMONET
This new venture started just six months ago but it is already starting to make waves. Chef Ramonet and his partner Tamara have made this compact restaurant bar one of Valencia’s best open secrets! They are a local couple and always warm & welcoming every time that we have popped by… Away from all the noise of the Barrio del Carmen, it is still just a stone’s throw or so from the Torres de Quart! It is based in the mellow & increasingly arty barrio of Botánico, which is literally across the road from the historic centre. ‘La Huerta de Ramonet’ is open to all nationalities. There is definitely a positive energy to this place. It is popular with all sorts of ages and backgrounds regarding the local Spanish clientele as well as discerning foreign visitors looking for quality and originality in an unpretentious atmosphere… No paella! They differentiate themselves from the competition by not doing rice dishes and they do not have a fixed menu…rather a tasty combination of tapas and fish, meat and vegetable dishes, depending on what the chef has brought fresh
from the Mercado Central that day. Ramonet spent 15 years away from his native Valencia, cooking in Berlin for 8 years. He studied cuisine in Vietnam and Cambodia and also cooked in Australia. He has also lived & worked in Chicago, Ibiza, Barcelona and London. He speaks six languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Valencian and “reasonable” Portuguese! . As you enter, there is a most distinctive “chandelier-style” lamp decorated with flower shapes that has an emblematic feel and sets the tone for the two floors. The downstairs bar has a warm wood finish with attractive, distressed brickwork wall. On the walls, you will find works of art, including a painting by self-taught Valencian artist Eduardo Bermejo, reminiscent of the great Pablo Picasso. Indeed, there is an occasional Andalusian touch to parts of the menu (more of which later) and there are weekly flamenco jams. We were fortunate to have a rather urbane flamenco guitarist discreetly accompany our tapas during the mellow Friday night that we last dined there. We were gently serenaded with a memorable and understated ver-
sion of Pata Negra’s ‘Yo me quedo en Sevilla’. We ended up having a fascinating chat with him afterwards about what seemed like every subject under the sun! Upstairs there are more tables and there is more space, which makes it perfect for groups and families. The white tablecloths, comfy white chairs and vintage white walls gives it an ‘Ibiza’ vibe and the music soundtrack includes flamenco, blues and jazz… Instead of red wine, it was their expert experience that suggested we savour our tapas with their ‘vermut’ from the region. Tamara suggested we try two different Valencian vermouths, both of which were by ‘Carmeleta’ with its distinctive design. For the man, she suggested a ‘Raiz de naranjo’ and for the woman a ‘Flor de Azahar.’ They have discovered that these are the most favourable flavours for their clientele’s palate, according to gender. The orange vermouth had presence and freshness while the flowery liqueur had a lighter. touch… First up was ‘Crema de Calabacin’(mashed courgette), which was presented in a glass and was quite
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warm, smooth and tasty making evident the superior quality of their ingredients. They dared us to try their ‘Steak Tartare’ which was a raw ground beef dish which we were slightly trepidant about… but ended up savouring. Served on black platters, it was a subtle dish, with plenty of textures or ‘matices’ with the olive oil, herbs, salt and Worcestershire sauce combining perfectly. No after effects were felt. One of the most memorable dishes we tried was their ‘Huevo trufado de Ramonet’, which were truffled eggs with potatoes and a light chorizo sausage. You really felt the love put into this dish by Ramonet and served by Tamara. By the way, it is a lot easier to slowly enjoy this dish in person than it is to photograph to try and do it justice! To go with the 1940s jump blues seeping out of the speakers of the bar, our final dish was a ‘Pargo Imperial’ snapper fish. It was tender and delicious and it was probably the dish we took most time over with our vermouths. The lovely long brown strips of sautéed onions really brought out all the flavours that included
fennel, curry, pepper and thyme. Desserts include ‘Crema de Chocolate a La Naranja o Fresa’ and a favourite with the locals: ‘Homer Simpson Doughnut with blue vanilla.’ Tamara tells us that they are especially popular for their exquisitely prepared fish dishes like ‘Pez de Roca con Limón’ which is a rock fish dish typical of the South of Spain.’ They also have vegetable dishes according to the season like pumpkin or courgette. Favourite meat dishes with local customers include ‘Secreto Iberico’ and ‘Ternera de Vaca Vieja’. On Sundays they have ‘Domingos de Cuchara’ with warm and nutritious “spoon dishes” like ‘Lentejas’ (lentils), ‘Potaje’ stew and ‘Sopa Castellano’. Ramonet tells us that they choose their wines from small and independent winemakers, which change according to the season. Their Gins include raspberry and ginger ale flavours. Overall, we had a memorable evening of top quality dining, creatively presented and with welcoming and informed hosts. It’s somewhere sli-
ghtly off the beaten track and worth making a reservation for due to the limited space. A wonderful place to take visitors if you want to take them somewhere really Spanish in its own way, with a natural vibe and quietly dynamic too. They have already developed a loyal fan base in Valencia in recognition of their good work. We’ll be back here before the month is out! 24/7 Valencia team
LA HUERTA DE RAMONET
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HEMINGWAY IN VALENCIA
The writer, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner and original Guiri loco Ernest Hemingway described Spain as “the last good country left”. His highly romantic and unapologetically hedonistic template for enjoying the country has inspired generations of TEFL teachers and Erasmus students to come over. They immerse themselves in the culture, live the life and get steaming drunk. Hemingway is most closely associated with the cities of Pamplona and Madrid but he also had strong lifelong links with Valencia, visiting here on numerous occasions. He came especially in the month of July for the bull fights taking place during the Feria de San Jaime. It is said he attended the Feria on 15 separate occasions, nearly always staying for months on end. Valencia appears often in his work, the city is referred to, one way or another, in seven of his novels including “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Death in the Afternoon”. As a young largely unknown writer, he first came here in 1925, arriving by train straight from the Sanfermines festival in Pamplona. The festival was over up in Navarra but Hemingway wanted to carry on the party… so he followed his favourite bullfighter Cayetano Ordoñez (with whom he would become
great friends) down to Valencia. Arriving at the Estación del Norte, he immediately fell in love with the city. If the station’s colourful ceramic tiles and Modernist architecture impressed him, what really swung it was the huge bullring which was the first thing he saw as he came out onto the street. In a letter which he sent during this visit, to his friend Waldo Pierce, he told him how much he was enjoying Valencia. He also expressed some strange ideas about Valencian eating habits: “In Valencia it’s dammed stupendous at the beach or in the city to eat a melon washed down with a real cold jug of beer”. I must try that some time. The first place he stayed in the city was the Hotel Reina Victoria in C/ Las Barcas, and it was on the balcony of his room in this hotel where he started writing his first novel “The Sun Also Rises”. Years later he would tell how he spent those days in Valencia writing during the morning in bed, and then having a late breakfast, continuing writing until the time for the start of the bullfights. Then in the evening he’d go down to Malvarrosa for a swim. Hemingway finished this first book in Valencia: “I’ve got 60,000 words” he told his father, in a telegram he sent from the grand central Post Office in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. In the following years he would re-
turn many times, more often than not staying at the Hotel Inglés in front of the Palacio Del Marqués de Dos Aguas in C/Poeta Querol. He took his first wife Hadley there on his second visit in autumn 1925. In 1937, in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, it also became his favourite place to take his then lover, the renowned war correspondent Martha Gelhorn who later became his third wife. Gelhorn had agreed to go to Spain with Hemingway to report on the Civil War. She worked for ‘Collier’s Weekly’ while he wrote for the ‘North American Newspaper Alliance’. During some of the war, Valencia was the capital of the Republic. Hemingway reported on and photographed the bombing raids on the city carried out by the “Nacionales”. When visiting wartime Valencia, he and Martha would head each day to the Foreign Ministry to get passes to the front or to send their articles. This being Hemingway he would usually stop for a few drinks in one of his favourite bars at the time, which was located in the basement of the Ministry. It was the cafeteria ”Alianza de Intelectuales”. This once famous bar was in the building which now houses the Hotel Vincci Palace in C/ de La Paz and there is a plaque on the wall in remembrance of the anti-fascist intellectuals who met there. Despite the air-raids, compared to some other cities Valencia was re-
latively far from the front for most of the war. Being the capital of the Republic it was full of politicians, soldiers, artists, foreign diplomats, intellectuals, spies, refugees and war correspondents coming from all over Europe and the rest of the world. People living fast, not knowing what was around the corner. All of which fermented a very active and interesting nightlife in the city which was a great attraction for the writer. One of the standout bars which were symbolic of this time was the “Café Ideal Room” in C/de La Paz on the corner with C/Comedies. These days it is another shop but it still has its beautiful Modernist windows and on the inside its 1920s stucco decoration. Here Hemingway would discuss art, politics, the war and whatever else with his friend the writer John Dos Passos along with other regulars like Francisco de Ayala, W.H. Auden, Octavio Paz and Antonio Machado. Further up C/Paz was another favourite “intellectuals” haunt the “Café Del Siglo”, which also no longer exists but whose name you can still see on the façade of the building above a shop entrance just before the corner with the Plaza de la Reina. Hemingway loved to go to these bars but possibly his favourite place in Valencia (after the bullring) was “Restaurante Pepica” at Playa
de Las Arenas. It is still there now, a somewhat pricier option amongst the numerous paella restaurants along the beach front. It still conserves some of the atmosphere and style of old and there are a number of photos of the writer sitting at its tables. The restaurant gets a mention in his book “The Dangerous Summer”: “Dinner at Pepica’s was wonderful. It was a big, clean, open-air place and everything was cooked in plain sight. You could pick out what you wanted to have grilled or broiled and the seafood and the Valencian rice dishes were the best on the beach. You could hear the sea breaking on the beach and the lights shone on the wet sand.” When the war ended in 1939 with Franco victorious Hemingway swore he would never return to Spain under a dictatorship. He did, however, return in 1953 older, more taciturn and starting to show the effects of the years of drinking. He was now a celebrity who was referred to by everyone as ‘Don Ernesto’. Too celebrated and too famous to be ignored, he was humored by the regime he had railed against. He still had a few wild days left though. He was even thrown out of the Hotel Metropol on C/Játiva. So the story goes, he decided to take some shooting practice from his hotel window trying to light the cigar which his friend and
fellow bullfight fan, Orson Welles, was holding in his mouth in the street below opposite the bullring. Indeed, ‘24/7 Valencia’ interviewed British writer & long-term Valencia resident Christopher Wright who knew one of Hemingway’s tearaway friends in Valencia: “Reggie Bowler was another character and wonderful raconteur. He knew author Ernest Hemingway, both in Africa and Valencia. In fact, they were both banned from what was the Hotel Metropol infront of the bullring. Continuing the fiesta, which had started at the Pepica restaurant on the beach, they squirted the hotel customers, including the mayor, with gin-filled water pistols.” The last time Hemingway came to Valencia was in 1959. He stayed at the Hotel Royal, which was on the corner of C/las Barcas and C/Pascual y Genis. The famous Alicante photographer Paco Cano, who specialized in bullfights and bullfighters, photographed him there. The photograph is exhibited in Valencia’s Museo Taurino, the big man standing tall with bushy white beard next to the bullfighter Antonio Ordoñez the son of his great friend Cayetano. The man who had first brought him to Valencia nearly thirty-five years earlier. David Rhead and Jose Antonio Marín
At ”La Pepica”
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RESTAURANT EL ARENAL OF THE MONTH
VOLARE On a brisk Wednesday evening, a couple of the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team breezed down the winding streets of the historic centre to the now well-established ‘Volare’ restaurant. It was nice and warm inside, a respite from the chilly weather outside. Just a stone’s throw from the famous Torres de Serranos, this restaurant is run by kindly and welcoming sisters…the chef Karina and your host Raquel. We’ve dined here on a number of occasions and they really know how to make you feel at home. It’s a family affair and their wise mother can often be spotted in the kitchen too… The sisters are from Uruguay but are of Armenian descent and Raquel lived in Italy and speaks the language. Their culinary concept is quite an original one. The cuisine encapsulates a wide range of Mediterranean influences including Spain, Italy, Greece and even the Lebanon, which many people know has a historic connection with Armenia. The interior is spacious with a particular emphasis on the colour red,
which reflects the warmth of the owners. On the walls, there are vintage-style posters of classic port cities like Alicante and Salerno and countries including Greece, Syria and Morocco. You will also find black and white photos of singers from a different era, which reflects the nostalgic roots of ‘Volare’, which is said to be the most played Italian song in history… With a gentle music soundtrack to accompany the diners dotted around from around the world, we browsed the elegantly presented menu that is conveniently in Spanish & English & Italian. This time around, we asked our hosts to choose some typical tapas dishes to share from their ample selection. We wanted to try out the Valencian ‘Venta del Puerto no 12’ red wine, which Raquel tells us is doing very well at the moment. It was quite intense without being overpowering yet balanced and it lasted us the entire evening. We savoured a ‘Humus de albahaca con tostaditas,’ which was presented most artistically on trendy, rectangu-
lar black platters known as ‘tablas’ .The Hummus on toast had a delightfully fluffy texture and a nice tang of basil, which is an Italian influence. Raquel tells us that us that this hummus is typical of Syria, Lebanon and Israel among others… Next up was a ‘Chicken tempura with tzatziky sauce’, which had a wonderfully refreshing Greek yoghurt with dill, cucumber and garlic. It contrasted well with the fresh & crisp chicken, which is always donein-the-moment and cooked in sesame oil. It had a lovely flour with a touch of cerveza. This tempura style of cooking originated in Portugal and is typical of Japan as well as the Lebanon. Again, the presentation was beautiful… We were next offered ‘Stuffed Aubergines with cream cheese and walnuts’. The Berenjenas were smooth and combined nicely with the crunchy walnuts and queso. “Fue esquisito” was the summing up of our Spanish-speaking dining partner
and experienced home cook. The following dish was squid, attractively presented in quality flour. They were tasty, with a light touch, and nicely salted and just right “en su punto.” As you would expect, a cut above what you will find for ‘calamares’ in a normal tapas bar. We finished with Spanish mussels in white wine, which is an Italian influence. Combined with parsley, it was an understated and subtle dish. For an exotic dessert, the sisters presented us with Chajá (pronounced Cha-ha) from Uruguay. It was a delicious peach merengue sponge with cream and a touch of dulce de leche. ‘Volare’ travels far and wide. The International clientele ranges from twentysomethings to pensioners. This is delicious food to enjoy during the week and at the weekend. You can see and taste that love is put in these dishes. There is that added homemade touch of affection in the cooking making all the difference to the final product as well as the professional presentation. The majority of the vegetables and fish dishes are from the Mercado Central and the lettuce comes from ‘La Huerta’ in the Valencian countryside. 24/7 Valencia team
VOLARE VOLARE (La cocina mediterranea) C/ Roteros, 12 (near Torres de Serranos) Tel:96 0 64 35 40 www.volarevalencia.com Red wines from 12€-40€ White wines 12€ -16€ Salads 11€ -13€ Tapas 5€ -18€ Main dishes 14€ -21€ Homemade pasta 11€ -12€
Rices dishes including paella 11€ -14€ Desserts 4€ -5€ Menu degustación 17€ Menu de tapas 12€
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FOOD BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA
SWISS CHARD LEAVES FILLED WITH MINTED LEMON RICE
While kale seems to be the vegetable of the moment, let’s not forget Swiss chard, a leafy green vegetable in the same family as beets and spinach. More publicity shy than kale, it hides under a variety of names such as silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, seakale beet, mangold, or even just as spinach in South Africa. Despite what its most common name implies, it originated not in Switzerland but in the Mediterranean region. Its leaves have a delicately bitter taste and are more robust to use raw in salads or blanched as in this recipe. Around this time of year there is an abundant supply of Swiss Chard but, as with many greens, the leftover stalks very often end up in the compost. However, this tasty recipe makes full use of all of the vegetable, which, like more publicity hungry kale also gives you a good dose of all its benefits; Vitamins K, A, and C, as well as of magnesium, potassium, iron, and plenty of dietary fibre. Combined with cooked rice, this is a fresh and healthy, colourful meal for a November day. Method So, keep your energies up for a month of activities ahead this October, starting with the not-to-be-missed, ‘Benimaclet Confusion Festival’, 7th and 8th, Valencia Day on the 9th, plus on 31st La Ola Fresca will be celebrating its’ 7th anniversary with a special Halloween party, aided and abetted by French Bluegrass band, ‘Ohio Sunshine’ First select nice full chard leaves. Cut
the stems off, making a little v-shape into the leaf. Prepare boiling water and blanch the leaves for about 3 minutes and then dip in iced water. Remove and leave to one side. Chop the stems into 2cm lengths and quickly blanch them also in the water. In a large frying pan, gently heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and when bubbles start to sizzle on wooden spoon add the onion and garlic and cook gently. Next, add the chard stalks. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, followed by the dried mint, salt and pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the cooked rice and chopped fresh parsley and continue cooking for a few minutes. Add the lemon juice and finely grated rind and a further tablespoon of olive oil. Mix and adjust seasonings to taste. Heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. On a chopping board, take the leaves one by one. Place the rice mix in the middle then fold end to end and side to side to make neat little packages. Place on an oven proof baking dish side by side. Lastly fill the baking dish with the prepared vegetable stock. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Decorate with cut 1/2 lemon and pomegranate seeds, accompanied by a fresh salad with dressing of your choice
SWISS CHARD LEAVES FILLED WITH MINTED LEMON RICE Ingredients - 15 chard leaves (choose a mix of colours) - 150g short grain rice cooked (2 cups) - 1 onion chopped finely - 1 tsp dried mint - 1/2 lemon squeeze + grated rind - 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - 2 skinned tomatoes chopped - 1 garlic crushed - 1 handful fresh chopped parsley - 1/2 pint of vegetable stock
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(Zona Campanar) Calle Ricardo Micó, 3 Facebook 16 Tonelades New rock club and indie disco in the Campanar area, near the Rio Turia.
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Reservations: 961 133 418. Facebook anita.giro Off the beaten track. Nera to the Quart towers but far fom the crowds in the Carmen. Quality food at an aerage of 15-20 a head including drinks. Good beer on tap; 2,70€, a pint before 21:30h adn only 3,50€ afterwards. Arelaxed, informal atmosphere. Tables available outside on a quiet, pedestrian street. English speaking staff.
C/ Musico Peydro, 7 Movil: 684047434
C/ Santa Teresa, 19 Tel: 96 391 41 51 A legendary club in Valencia’s old town. Free, eclectic disco Monday - Sunday nights, live amenco every Tuesday @23h. English language nights Thursday @20h with Britpop music till late. Funky and friendly club. Club legendario en el centro histórico. Flamenco en directo los martes. Intercambio de inglés los jueves. Discoteca gratis los nes de semana.
Plaza San Jaime, 8. Slavia is a long-established classic of the Carmen scene. Open since 1996, with an ample selection of cocktails, gins and beers.
Plaza Sant Jaume, 1 New! Set in the very heart of the centro historico. Cocktails, music, art & design, fashion, young urban crowd. Vintage sofas too. Watch the people of the barrio stroll by. Lovely terrace too.
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C/ Cristo del Grao, 16 Móvil: 637 86 05 28 Attractive, bohemian interior with crowd to match. Tortilla is a speciality.
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C/ Pavia, 37 Set in the increasingly hip barrio of Cabanyal. Art space with café-bar, art exhibitions, live music and more.
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C/ Alcira, 25 Tel: 963 287 456 www.cracoviabar.com Groovy café-bar with healthy cuisine, art exhibitions, live gigs, DJ sessions and more
Zona El Carmen
Pl. Dr. Collado, 9 Tel. 96 391 94 84 An excellent café bar in one of Valencia’s most atmospheric plazas. Good mixed crowd of students, locals, visitors and a very popular terraza. Open 09.00h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. A legendary cafe-bar that is 36 years old. Set in the historic centre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available everday. Salads, sandwiches, Snacks, Montaditos, Desserts. Fine choice of cocktails including Mojito, Daiquiri, Bloody Mary. Agua de Valencia, Sangria & Paella too. Warm interior and beautiful terrace. Un clásico del centro histórico, terraza amplio, interior relajado, tapas y cócteles. Bohemio, literario, y abierto a todos.
Zona Puerto / Playa LA3
c/ Padre Porta, 2 www.groovelives.com Indie & electrónica sounds on 3 foors.
Zona Campanar FRYDA
Avenida de Las Cortes Valencianas, 58 Movil: 692 85 25 55 New! Disco & Restaurant with stylish terraza, 3 ambiences, house music and
Pintor Domingo 7 (near the small garage next to the Quart Towers).
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C/ Museu, 7 Tel: 960 72 50 47 Facebook Café-Museu Bohemia at its nest, with a mellow terraza in a tranquil part of the Barrio del Carmen. Breakfast, brunch, teas, coffees, beers, newspapers, magazines, acoustic concerts, exhibitions and more. “Esta original cafetería, con techos abovedados, ventanal ovalado y terraza, sirve desayunos, bocatas y tapas.”
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CAFÉ DEL NEGRITO Pl. Negrito Tel. 96 391 42 33 Classic Carmen hangout. Liberal 30-somethings, arty crowd, lots of people wearing glasses!
CAFÉ TERTULIA 1900 C/ Alta 4
discos montereydiscos.bandcamp.com/ Monday –Friday 17h-01h Saturday 12h-15 / 18h-01.30h Sunday and holidays: 18h-01h
MUEZ (CAFÉ-LIBRERIA GASTRONÓMICA) Plaza del Mercado, 26 Tel: 96 0067822 7 Movil:627406094 Hip and increasingly popular café bar with attractive terrace near Mercado Central and a bohemian clientele. www.muez.es
RIVENDEL RESTO BAR C/ Hospital, 18 Tel: 96 392 32 08 www.rivendelrestobar.com
NOV 17 open to all.
Zona Ruzafa EL PATIO DE RUZAFA
C/ Literato Azorin, 13 Spacious cultural centre with bar and tapas, rich variety of activities including talks, workshops, and more. Centro cultural amplio con bar y tapas, gran variedad de actividades como charlas, talleres y más.
C/ Dénia, 18 Tel: 605 838 299 Bohemian cafe-bar, vegetarian dishes, live music Wednesdays.
C/ Pintor Salvador Abril, 34 Tel: 96 3 25 05 82 / 693 593 037 Arty and welcoming café-bar.
Calle Literato Azorín 13 Valencia www. facebook.com/ubikcafe Mon-Tues: 17h - 01:30h Wed-Sun: 12h - 01:30h Thurs: 12h - 02:00h Fri-Sat: 12h - 03:00h Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa. Wonderful, spacious and welcoming cafe-bar/ second-hand bookshop. Spanish & Italian tapas, beer, wine, bohemian crowd, friendly atmosphere. Closed Monday.
CAFETÍN (Café.Cocktail. Bar) Plaza San Jaume, 2 Movil: 652 38 32 28 firstname.lastname@example.org Situated in the heart of the barrio del carmen in Valencia with more than 30 years of history. This is a relaxing, agreeable and welcoming place where you can enjoy the best of teas and coffees. Specializing in AGUA DE VALENCIA. Un lugar tranquilo,agradable y acogedor donde disfrutar cada dia de los mejores tes y cafés.Especializados en el AGUA DE VALENCIA (LA MEJOR) hecha de forma tradicional, con una amplia variedad de COCKTAILS
ERMITA CAFÉ CULTURAL C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo, 4 (just off C/Caballeros) Tel:96 3916759
LA CAVA DEL NEGRET C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01
C/ Zurradores, 9 Movil: 665 04 15 08 Friendly Spanish tapas & café Bodeguita bar with terraza and popular owners.
MONTEREY BAR & DISCOS C/ Baja, 46B (Barrio del Carmen) Tel: 96 3917 929 www.montereydiscos.es email@example.com www.facebook.com/montereybar-
C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01 Valencia Café society par excellence. Set in what may be the best corner of the centro histórico, this long established café bar has a cosmopolitan crowd, lots of room upstairs and one of the best terrazas in the city. Watch the characters stroll down C/Caballeros. Sant Jaume es un clásico del centro histórico con unas de las mejores terrazas en Valencia.
SOL I LLUNA
C/ del Mar, 29 Tel. 96 392 22 16 www.solilluna.net
C/Moret, 4 (just off C/Roteros) Music includes: Ultra-mod, ye-ye, Garage, Britpop 60s. Freak-Beat
THE LOUNGE CAFÉ-BAR
Estameñeria Vieja 2 (behind La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 80 94, www.theloungecafebar.com
Zona Plaza Xuquer ROCAFULL CAFE
Pl. Xuquer, 14 www.rocafull.tk A key meeting point of the ‘indie’ community.
Zona Plaza Cedro CAFE INFINITO
C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, no 35 Tel: 617 27 20 42 www.cafeinfinito.net Superb! International multilingual staff with a friendly atmosphere and packed agenda including theme nights, language exchange, live music, quiz. Wednesday Ruta de la Tapa del Cedro’. Good food too.
C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 A meeting point for faces from the indie and electronica scenes. De nitely worth checking.
C/ Moret, 10 (near Plaza del Carmen) Open since 1974, Trombon is one of the oldest bars in the Carmen. Table football, good music and local crowd. Friendly service. Open from 20h – 03.30h from Tuesday to Saturday and 21 © 2017 24/7 Valencia
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Zona Benimaclet CAMINITO
contacts, S&M, bears, fucking, sex, glory-holes, motor bikes. Fiestas Sex’ every Monday (Slip or Naked) and Friday from 22.00h. Each month: ‘Fiesta Slip’ 1st and 3rd Thursday from 22h (jockstrap/ swimwear) ‘Fiesta Naturista’ 2nd & 4th Thursday from 22h. (naked) Free cloakroom service and free condoms and lubrication, ask at the bar. Every Friday Porno/ Live Show. Happy hours todos los dias. Open every day from 13.00 pm to 04.00 am. Gay sexbar. Cuartos, duchas, laberintos, videos, slings, valencia, contactos, gay, nuncadigono, bar, sm, bears, sexo, motos.
C/ Santo Espíritu, 14 Reservations: 601 169 069 / 601 244 546 Great tapas bar with big terrace and deservedly popular with local bohemian crowd...
LA OLA FRESCA
Calle Músico Magenti 11, Benimaclet Reservations: 610026305 A ‘cafecito’ with a big heart and a fabulous terrace • Speciality in brownies and homemade cakes • world food cooking Juice therapy • local artesanal beers • fairtrade tea and coffee workshops and special events • Sunday BRUNCH Facebook: La Ola Fresca Valenbisi: 116 Comidas del mundo, servicio excelente, sabroso y actividades cada semana.
Zona Puerto LAZOTEA SKYBAR LOUNGE Plaza del Tribunal de Las Aguas, 5 Av. Del Puerto junto al Puerto de Valencia – Hotel Alazanas
Edi cio Veles e Vents Movil: 682 613 446 / 677 72 53 21 Sunsets, Beers & Music. Chill out to different sounds including Soul, Funky, House, Downtempo, Ambient, Flamenco, Funky, Hip-Hop, World, Indie and live music too...
C/ Juan de Mena, 7 (Zona Botanico) Facebook Cross Valencia www.crossvalencia.com Just 2 minutes walk from Torres de Quart in the tranquil Botanico barrio. Cross is one of Valencia’s most popular Gay Clubs. Open each night from 22h to 03.30am with Wednesdays and Tuesdays featuring ‘get naked’ parties. Every Friday parties with Dj. Saturday show with Drag Queen. Closed Monday. Uno de los pubs gays más populares de Valencia. Lunes cerrado, jueves noche karaoke, viernes estas preparadas por Dj, sábado noche show de Drag Queen.
LA BELLA DE CADIZ
C/ Cadiz, 54 Facebook labelladecadiz54 Set in the hip barrio of Ruzafa, this friendly café-bar has a terraza and an international vibe and an incredible collection of camp antiques in the very spacious interior.
C/ Cadiz, 86 Tel: 639 517 703 Popular with lesbians in evenings. Open to all.
Pl. Vicente Iborra, 9 Tel. 96 392 41 39 The seven deadly sins are served after you enter the gates of hell of this restaurant.
C/ Guillem de Castro, 80
SANT MIQUEL Pl. Sant Miquel, 13 Tel. 96 392 31 29
SEXBAR OHLALA C/Doctor Monseratt,28 Valencia
C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop
Pl. Músico Lopez Chavarri, 2
C/ Salamanca, 4 Tel. 96 374 14 31 www.cerveceriabeer.com Facebook Cerveceria Beer
GAY / LESBIAN Codigo G
Gay Discoteca & Club (Zona Ruzafa) Carrer dels Tomassos, 14. A Gay disco, next to Russafa market. 3 floors with House, Disco, Guateque, Pop, Petardeo. http://codigog-club.blogspot.com.es/ https://www.facebook.com/codigog
LOS PIKAPIEDRA NUNCADIGONO
C/Doctor Monseratt,28 The latest gay sex-club with rooms, showers, labyrinths, videos, slings, 22 © 2017 24/7 Valencia
(Zona Carmen) C/ Caballeros, 25 Tel: 96 3 919 876/ 681 215 545 www.bar-lospicapiedra.com Great! De nitive of the alternative Carmen scene. Highly popular with
24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS students, punks, hippies and adventurous tourists. It is a friendly, alternative hangout that is run by a multilingual, well-travelled owner and is open to all. Set on 3 floors with room for groups and couples. After 18 years of deserved popularity with locals and visitors, Los Pikapiedra is without doubt an essential part of the Barrio del Carmen scene. Easy to nd too! Reasonable prices. They now have a wonderful selection of Spanish tapas. Ask at the bar for their carta. Special offers every WEDNESDAY! 1 litre Porrones 4,50€ (Cider, Beer, Calimocho, Tinto de Verano). Jarras 1 litro 8€ (Agua de Valencia, Sangria, Mojito). Cubatas 3,50€. Menu 6€ (Salad, Drink, Tabla Iberico of hams, meats & cheeses). Porrones 4.50€ on Thursdays too! Bar Los pikapiedra es un bar alternativo legendario, con gente bohemia, porrones, música ecléctica y tapas españolas.
Av. De la Horchata, 41 Alboraya, Valencia Tel: 96 185 88 66 www.horchateria-daniel.es Legendary Horchateria on the outskirts of Valencia, in the traditional Alboraya district.
ZONA ABASTOS GEORGE BEST
C/ Alzira, 12 Great name, good beers, indie music. The fifth Beatle would surely have approved. Where did it all go right?
ZONA EL CARMEN BEERS & TRAVELS BAR
Plaza Manises, 3 Tel: 96 392 60 50 Zona Carmen Facebook Beers and Travels Bar www.beersandtravels.com ‘Beers & Travels Bar’ is a traditional pub set in the heart of the old town and just a stone’s throw from the legendary Torres de Serranos. At the pub, you will nd 13 different drinks on tap, which includes beers from Ireland and ‘Maleoc’ cider from Galicia. Check out their ‘O’Hara’ Red, Pale Ale and Black beers.
BIRRA & BLUES BREW PUB VALENCIA
Av. Maria Cristina, 12 Tel: 96 392 56 41 Zona Centro Valencia 46001 www. birraeblues.com At ‘Birra & Blues Valencia’ the prize is our homemade craft beer, and the great food that goes perfectly with
your drink. In our restaurant bar, centrally located on Av. María Cristina, 12, in the very heart of Valencia, you can taste the ten ales that have won international awards and that we produce in our Patacona brewery. We combine this with quality cuisine, pizzas and tapas. Next to the Central Market, we have three different spaces with ‘bluesy’ decoration and an attractive terrace so that you can enjoy our understanding of good beer and good food. We have menus with beer included from 12.50€, homemade pizzas and the best tapas.
Pl. de la Reina Tel: 96 392 28 62 www.finnegansofdublin.es
SAINT MARTIN’S URBAN IRISH
Calle Abadía de San Martin, 2 (near San Vicente) Tel: +34963942171 46002 Valencia firstname.lastname@example.org Saint Martin’s Urban Irish is our new pub right in the center of Valencia! Enjoy international beers & spirits and great snacks to ll you up not only with beer. Enjoy all major sports events through our 6 extra large FULL HD screens. You will enjoy like never before. Sky Sports on with all major events broadcasted! Our international atmosphere and our location manage to unite the tradition of an Irish pub with a young and relaxed atmosphere. (Find us between Plaza de la Reina and Plaza del Ayuntamiento, just off San Vicente street). Nuevo Pub irlandés moderno y céntrico donde disfrutar de todos los eventos de deporte, con cervezas de importación, snacks, copas...
C/ Danzas / Cajeros (Near La Lonja) Tel: 961 054 050 Facebook: the market cerveza artesana The Market serves homemade beer in a warm setting with tostas & tablas to savour with your brown beer. Great music and experience owners. Open every day from 19h. Cervecería artesana, tostas y buena música. Cerca de la Lonja y Mercado Central.
TYRIS ON TAP
Taula De Canvis, 6 (near La Lonja) Tel: 96 1 13 28 73 Great! Just a stone’s throw from La Lonja and Mercado Central, you will nd ‘Tyris on Tap’, which is the taproom of local Valencian brewers Tyris. All their cervezas are craft beers so you won’t
NOV 17 nd any commercial brands here, just lovingly brewed beer. Enjoy an ample terrazza and a hip yet relaxed interior of wooden tables & chairs and colourful posters lining the walls. On the wall, there is an attractively designed graphic explanation of the steps taken to brew beer. Tasty tapas, gourmet burgers and salads too. Cerveza artesanal, hambuerguesas gourmet en una terraza excelente.
ZONA CANOVAS PORTLAND ALE HOUSE
C/ Salamanca 10 Yes! Valencia’s rst true American pub, run by a friendly American team with draft beers available, sports and an increasingly mixed crowd of locals, visitors and English and Spanish speakers.
ST. PATRICK’S IRISH PUB
Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 69 Tel: 96 351 36 42 www.stpatricksvalencia.com “A true Irish pub” that knows the craic! Friendly helpful international staff who speak Spanish and English! FREE WIFI to all customers. Open every day from 4pm ‘till late! Lots of events: Live Music every Friday at 23h. Parties with prizes. Open Saturday and Sunday at 13:00h pm. Reservations at email@example.com See Facebook for more details!
Zona Avenida Aragón MANOLO EL DEL BOMBO
Pl. Valencia Club de Fútbol, 5 Tel: 96 930 460 A traditional Spanish bar with a different interior - a football museum with photos of the legendary Manolo del Bombo, the chap with the massive beret and drum. Just across from Mestalla stadium, a Mecca for football fans from all over the world. Friendly atmosphere.
ZONA PLAZA XUQUER MAX MAX
C/ Vinalopó, 11 (Pl. Xúquer) Tel: 96 362 68 67 23
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ZONA PLAYA SPAGHETTI & BLUES Restaurante Pizzeria
Av. Mare Nostrum, 34 Tel: 96 355 04 74 Zona Playa de la Patacona 46120 www.spaghettieblues.com
RESTAURANTS AFRO-CUBAN BABALÚ
C/ Manyans 17 (next to Plaza Redondo) Tel: 96 315 50 40 ¡Fiesta! An excellent restaurant-bar-club for those who love authentic Cuban food.
Paseo de las Facultades, 3 Authentic Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful and spacious interior www.balansiya.com
Dr Sanchis Bergon, 27 Excellent Moroccan cuisine with a beautiful interior and experienced owners. Set in the mellow barrio of Botanico by the Rio Turia gardens.
SAHARA (ZONA CARMEN) C/ del Mar, 52 Tel: 96 394 32 76 Movil: 698 579 148 www.sahararestaurante.com
ASIAN FUSION MA KHIN CAFÉ (COLONIAL ASIAN FOOD)
Mercado Colon / Jorge Juan, 19 Tel:96 352 8132 TAO TAO TABERNA ASIATICA C/ Cadiz, 37 Tel: 96 091 2915 / móvil: 615 725 320 Set in the hip barrio of Ruzafa... Authentic & Asian run fusion restaurant with Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese cuisine.
FUSION RESTAURANT SÉSAME
C/ En Bou (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 391 30 62 Highly popular. The well-travelled French owner proposes a wide variety of creative tapas and dishes with an original Greek & Mediterranean/ Asian/ French and Vegetarian fusion using only fresh local produce.
GREEK EL RINCON GRIEGO
C/ Conde Montornes, 23 (just off C/ Mar and corner of Poeta Liern) Tel: 96 394 4443 Mobile: 639608867 www.stratosm.es Zona Carmen
24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Intimate and Greek owned and run, well- established restaurant in a quiet corner of the old town. Enjoy Greek tapas, sh and meat dishes, cheeses, yoghurts, pastries and Greek wine too!
as well as Spanish & Italian wines. The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team has always found the atmosphere welcoming and often international, especially at the weekends. Restaurante muy distinto, con el interior como una cueva. Muy romántico para parejas. Carta extensa de pizzas y pastas.
C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20, Tel: 96 330 62 64. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast. Authentic Indian cuisine, chefs with 12 years Brit experience. Classic menu with all the favourites: Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, King Prawn Tandoori, Lamb. Variety of rices, attentive bilingual staff on hand to serve ‘English’ or ‘Spanish’ version of spicy. About 18€ per head. Taj Mahal now has home delivery until midnight for minimum price of 20€. Check out the British and Indian products at their shop next door! Curry powders, corn akes, ketchup, tinned beans, and loads more. An expat’s dream! Uno de los mejores restaurantes indios en Valencia con comidas y cenas típicas del país. Muchos productos indios en su tienda a lado también.
INDIAN / PAKISTANI TAJ-MAHAL (ZONA AV. PUERTO)
ITALIAN ZONA BOTANICO LA FORCOLA
C/ Borrull, 29 Tel: 963 155 909 www.laforcola.com Highly popular Italian owned & run pizzería & restaurant with quality food at reasonable prices and friendly staff. Set in the tranquil Botanico barrio.
C/Baja, 12 Tel:960713859 / 6956 15692
C/Corona, 8 Tel: 96 105 65 81 Spacious & classy restarant, with historic interior with authentic Italian cuisine with experienced hosts from Rome.
C/ Bordadores, 5 (next to Cathedral) Tel: 96 391 89 15 www.viciositalianos.com Popular Italian restaurant without pizza and emphasis on Piadinas and pastas.
C/ Quart 17 Tel: 96 392 41 77 Excellent! Hip pizzeria and pasta restaurant just a brief stroll from Torres de Quart. 8€ daytime menus, around 15€ at night. Salads, antipasti, piadine, italian tapas, pizza, pasta, meat and sh dishes. Wines from many regions of Italy.
ZONA CANOVAS DON SALVATORE
ZONA EL CARMEN AL POMODORO
C/ Conde de Altea, 41 Tel: 96 334 13 04 www.donsalvatore.com Spot the Valencia footballer!
C/ Conde Altea, 31 -36 Tel: 96 334 07 53 lambrusqueria. wordpress.com/about.George Clooney did eat here!
C/ del Mar, 22 Tel: 96 391 48 00, www.viciositalianos.com Very popular, good value, great pizza. C/ Derechos 29, bajo (1 min from La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 19 65 This is the real deal. Bacco D.O.C. is a distinctive and authentic Italian restaurant in the centre of the historic Barrio del Carmen. It is original, good fun and it is baroque! It has a stunning cave-like interior of “bejewelled and mirrored” stalagmites and stalactites, tasteful lighting, lots of nooks and crannies and three oors. So it’s no surprise that this restaurant is highly popular with romantic couples looking for something original yet tasty and genuine. Their carta is extensive with a wide selection of pastas & pizzas including chicken, bacon, cheese and tropical fruit specialities. Lovers of Italian vino can enjoy their Lambrusco
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JAPANESE KOKURA AUTOMATIC SUSHI Plaza Pere Borrego I Galino, 10 (C/Alta con Na Jordana) Tel: 96 3 911 102 www.kokura.es
Mercado de Colon Tel:960 709 175 www.momji.es Quality Japanese cuisine in upmarket surroundings.
TORA (TABERNA JAPONESA)
C/ Pedro III El Grande , 13 Tel: 96 311 94 29 Great! Finally, an authentic Japanase taberna in Valencia run by a Japanese
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MEDITERRANEAN KAÑA MAKAN
C/ Explorador Andres, 24 (Plaza Cedro) Tel: 96 0150 796 C/ Sueca, 61 (Ruzafa) Facebook Kaña Makan Smells delicious! Exotic and tasty Mediterranean tapas with Arabic in uences and interior and friendly Syrian owner.
Conde de Salvatierra, 39 Tel: 96 3205 837/ 96 3 236 153 www.ameyal.es Upmarket Mexican cuisine in a spacious and beautiful interior in a cosmopolitan zone.
Tel: 96 341 75 14 Great! An authentic Portuguese café bar with lovely cocktails and trendy interior.
Literato Azorin, 18 Movil: 697 95 52 94 Dig the trendy & kitsch interior and enjoy sardines, cod, ‘vinho verde’ and fado music in the hip barrio of Ruzafa. Wouldn’t look out of place in Shoreditch!
C/ Subida del Toledano, 6 Tel. 96 1 14 40 63 e-mail: geral@restauranteportuscale. es www.RestaurantePortuscale.es Authentic Portuguese restaurant with Portuguese owners. Next to the cathedral.
SPANISH / VALENCIAN ZONA PLAZA AYUNTAMIENTO ALKAZAR
PALARDI CAFFE RESTOBAR
C/ Cuenca, 31. Come and chill on our terrace, in this new friendly cafe bar. Copas, cócteles, coffee and great food. Tex-mex menu available day and night. Every Thursday is the day of “ Burger and Beer”. Closed Mondays. English and Spanish spoken. Relajate en nuestra terraza y bar acogedor. Copas, cócteles y buena comida. Cada jueves es el día de “haburguesa y cerveza”. Cerrado los lunes. Hablamos castellano e inglés. facebook.com/PalardiRestobar
C/ Caballeros, 10 Tel: 96 1 93 03 57 www.simalurestaurante.com Classy Peruvian restaurant of the highest quality in terms of product and presentation. This is authentic Peruvian cuisine with real avours of the land.
PORTUGUESE CAFÉ PESSOA
C/ Literato Azorin, 2
C/. Mosén Femades, 9 y 11 (Zona peatonal/ Pedestrian street) Just off Plaza Ayuntamiento 46002 Valencia · T. 96 352 95 75 · 96 351 55 51 firstname.lastname@example.org www.restaurantealkazar.com This is the real deal. Quality Valencian cuisine. With over 60 years of experience, Alkazar is perfectly placed right in the centre on a mellow & traf c–free street, very near to Plaza Ayuntamiento so easy to find. Mariscos y arroces auténticos con 60 años de experiencia.
C/ Martínez Cubells, 4 (off Passeig Ruzafa) Tel: 96 342 77 80, www.carpediem-vlc.com A genuine Spanish restaurant right in the centre of Valencia, on a mellow side street, dead easy to find!
EL COLMADO DE LA RIVERA
NOV 17 Run by the legendary chef Quique Dacosta with fine produce, creative cuisine and impressive wine list designed by Manuela Romeralo, an award-winning somellier. Expect to pay between 40€ -50€…
ZONA EL CARMEN ALMA DEL TEMPLE
C/Almirante, 14 Tel: 96 315 52 87 www.almadeltemple.com Upmarket restaurant in beautiful setting with historic Arabic wall as part of the interior, re ecting Valencia’s Moorish past. Wide range of rice, sh and meat dishes.
C/ Almudin,14 Near Plaza del Virgen. Tapas bar since 1932. Rice dishes, tapas, wines and spirits. Attractive and well-established. An old-fashioned interior with real character. No telephone number. You have to visit in person to make a reservation! DOS AGUAS C/ Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6 Tel: 96 251 64 26 Good value Spanish menu del días, great view.
EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN
C/ Calatrava, 6 Tel: 96 009 16 57 Beautiful old building, located in a mellow corner of the historic centre, with lots of space for groups and couples and plenty of attractive nooks and crannies. Fresh Mediterranean cuisine including seafood, Spanish tapas and rice dishes including genuine paella! An ample selction of wines and great Gin’n’Tonics. Dig the vintage British Red telephone box by the window! Cocina mediterránea fresca incluyendo mariscos, tapas españolas y platos de arroz, incluyendo paella genuina! Una amplia selección de vinos y grandes Gin’n’Tonics.
C/ Ribera, 14
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Avenida Marqués de Sotelo, 6 Tel:96 2565653 www.hardrock.com Enjoy food, music and more…
LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR
C/ Barcas, 13 Tel: 96 206 78 52 Movil: (+34) 656 265 229 www.lotelitovalencia.com You can enjoy breakfast early in the morning, almuerzo around midday, lunch or dinner a la carta or menu as well as enjoy a wide range of spirits & cocktails.
VUELVE CAROLINA www.vuelvecarolina.com C/ Correos, 8
9:00 - 01:30 todos los días
C/ San Miguel s/n www.tascaelbotijo.com Spanish tasca in the Barrio Carmen! 25
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NOV 17 Great terraza & excellent service, great variety of delicious tapas, a top ensaladilla rusa and nice cheeses too. Good selection of beers & wines. Kitchen and bar is open everyday from 9h -01.30h. Clasica tasca situada en el Barrio del Carmen, cocina siempre abierta, servicio excelente, gran variedad de tapas, vinos y cervezas.
24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Good selection of wines from 8€ to 16€. Menú del día 10€ including drink. Saturday & Sunday lunch 14€, drink extra. Dishes from 4.50€ to 7€. Authentic Spanish cuisine. Restaurante Español íntimo, rústico y con comida casera muy buena; rabo de toro, croquetas, jamón ibérico, calamares y más.
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KA’RAK (RAQUEL CERNICHARO)
C/ Músico Peydró, 9 Tel. 96 315 45 88 Set in a quiet corner of the atmospheric old town. Run by a friendly and experienced owner, enjoy wonderful homemade Mediterranean cooking.
C/ Soguers, 2 Tel: 96 392 2532 30 years old emblematic restaurant of the Barrio del Carmen with Mediterranean dishes and cosy yet spacious interior.
Pl. Tundidores, 2 Tel: 96 392 20 90 Legendary paella restaurant, prime location by La Lonja and Plaza Negrito. Restaurante legendario de paellas y más arroces. Bien situado entre La Lonja y Plaza Negrito. Terraza encantadora.
C/ Roteros, 9 Tel:96 3 912 627 Tasty and intimate cuisine and near Torres de Serranos.
ESCALONES DE LA LONJA C/ Pere Compte, 3
EL PONY PISADOR
C/ Zurradores, 7 (Near Plaza Santa Catalina) Tel: 638 196 289/ 635 849 390 Homemade Spanish food, rustic interior and run by a friendly Spanish couple. Try their Croquetas de Jamón Ibérico, artichokes, baby squid with paprika, strawberry cheese cake. In a quiet corner of the Centro Histórico.
C/ Moro Zeit Tel: 96 391 04 97 Every major Spanish city has a tapas bar regarded as ‘quintessential’. Established in 1917, this one is high up on the list in many guides. Veteran waiters serve excellent tapas: habas, ensaladilla rusa and the famous mussels. Open daily midday to midnight just off Plaza Tossal, not hard to nd. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... El bar de tapas más histórico en el centro de Valencia, especialidad en clóchinas, buenas habas y ensaladilla rusa.
LA LLAR DEL CHEF
C/ Pintor Domingo, 29 Tel:96 044 6829 Facebook Restaurante La Llar del Chef This is special. On a quiet street near to the Torres de Quart. A la carte and daily tasting menu. Quality and authentic Valencian and Mediterranean cuisine including home made paellas, meat and sh dishes created with artistic panache.Very well-travelled and experienced chef owner Teresa Camacho Giménez vision is to fuse traditional Valencian & Mediterranean cuisine with innovative presentation. Vegan and gluten-free choices too. Comida mediterránea, rica en verduras, arroz, aceite, frutas seleccionando
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C / Roteros, 9 (near Torres de Serranos) Movil: 696 119986 Bar - restaurant to go for tapas. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to closing. Closed Monday. Spontaneous atmosphere, friendly and fun. Home cooking. Drinks and hot tapas with a hint of fun. Easy to nd as it is just a stoneʼs throw from the Torres de Serranos. Nice and spacious interior too! L’ Aplec has a great terrace. Enjoy their homemade, fresh and authetic paella to order in advance for groups. Enjoy classic and original Spanish tapas. Gay & Lesbian friendly.
24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tapas caseras, divertidas, servicio amable y buenas paellas para encargar. Muy cerca de Torres de Serranos. Auténticamente español y abierto a todos.
C/ Subida de Toledano, 8 Tel: 96 391 80 45, www.lalolarestaurante.com firstname.lastname@example.org. This is ‘nueva cocina española’! Authentic live flamenco every week.
T. 961 043 540 email@example.com www.escueladearrocesypaellas.com C/Obispo Don Jerónimo 8, 46003 Valencia
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C/ del Padre Huérfanos, 2 Tel: 96 315 48 84 C/ Roteros, 21 Tel: 96 392 31 68 Very near Torres de Serranos so easy to nd. Creative cuisine with highly experienced owner and staff. Mattilda combines succulent tapas and quality cuisine with artistic presentation with a loyal and cosmopolitan clientele. Clean & attractive vintage style interior. Muy cerca de Torres de Serranos tan fácil de encontrar. Cocina creativa con propietario y personal altamente experimentado. Mattilda combina suculentas tapas y cocina de calidad con presentación artística con una clientela leal y cosmopolita. Interior limpio y atractivo del estilo vintage.
MERCAT DE LA REINA
C/ Avellanas, 9 Tel: 96 392 51 66 www.mardeavellanas.com Classy cuisine near Plaza Reina. MARIA MANDILES Plaza Manises, 2 Tel: 96 04 60 57
TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN
REFUGIO RESTAURANTE DEL CARMEN
C/Bolseria, 40 Tel: 963 91 15 38
C/ Arolas,11-bajo. 46001-Valencia Telefono de reservas: 961141112
SIDRERIA EL MOLINÓN
C/Bonaire, 23 Tel:96 3767054 Enjoy different types of oysters, prepared in the style you choose, with your white wine and more…
OCHO Y MEDIO
Plaza Lope de Vega, 5 Tel: 96 392 20 22 www.elochoymedio.com
Tel: 963921447/ movil 685893736 Facebook: Restaurante San Miguel
C/Juristas, 5 Tel: 96 0 014 584/ 695 478 914 Facebook Embrujo dl Carmen Delightful Spanish restaurant with warm and colourful interior, relaxed terraza and friendly service. Spanish and Andalusian cuisine to savour and just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral in a quiet spot of the centro historico. Live music, paella, friendly service. Cocina española y andaluza para saborear y sólo un tiro de piedra de la Catedral en una zona tranquila del centro historico. Música en vivo, la paella, el servicio amable.
Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel:96 3 925 789 / Movil:629381846 Quality produce include tapas, pinchos and meals with a modern twist.
C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo 8 Tel: 961 043 540 www.escueladearrocesypaellas.com firstname.lastname@example.org Highly popular with discerning customers and for all the right reasons. This is an authentic Valencian restaurant where you not only savour Valencia paella you can also take a certi ed course in order to become pro cient in cooking your own paella! This includes a trip to Mercado Central to pick the ingredients as well as cooking with an expert chef in one of their 2 restaurants. Check it out! Paella auténtica valenciana con cursos de paella ofrecidos por expertos cocineros. Plaza del Tetuan, 18 Tel:96 352 1081 www.elrestaurantellienzo.com Upmarket and reliable. Excellent tapas with seafood a speciality. Tapas 5€-15€. Menus 27€-55€.
Plaza Reina, 18 Tel: 96 3 155 020 www.restaurantepicofino.com Classy & classic Mediterranean cuisine and tapas on a beautiful terraza in the heart of Valencia.
RACÓ EL FALLERET Guillem de Castro, 114 Tel: 96 064 28 72
C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 The ‘Cooking Revolution’! Refugio is truly a restaurant of the Carmen. Run by a warm, bohemian Valencian couple with years of culinary experience this is now a Mediterranean fusion restaurant with International cuisine. Warm, wooden interior with intimate corners.
C/ Corretegeria,33 Tel: 96 4 910 952 Cuisine from the Mediterranean...
SAN MIGUEL C/ San Miguel, 7
C/ Corretgeria, 38 Tel: 963 154 599 / 636 429 329 Like a ne wine? Oh, that’s superb! Tapas, cheese, and meat too! Tinto no is a wonderful, classy tapas bar restaurant with an extensive collections of 50 wines from Spain & Italy as well as delicious tapas from the mediterranean. Live acoustic music every Wednesday. Tintofino es un tapas-bar de mucha calidad, con vinos de Italia y España.
C/ Calatrava, 12 Tel: 667 719 897 www.trece.com Hip new restaurant with mediterranean fusion dishes and original, vintage interior.
C/ Roteros, 12 Tel: 96 0 643 540 Very near Torres de Serranos. Quality mediterranean cuisine from every corner of the region, Spain, Italy, Greece, Lebanon ...Spanish, English 27
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NOV 17 and Italian spoken. Lovely staff. Cocina mediterránea de calidad, España, Italia, Grecia, Líbano... Cerca de Torres de Serranos. Se hablan idiomas. Personal acogedor.
C / de la Cruz, 4 izquierda and Plaza del Carmen, 6. Tel: 96 315 39 67 The real deal. Valencian chefs and Valencian staff. Superb paella, arròs en fesols i naps, arroz a banda, patatas bravas, salads and more. Near Torres de Serranos. There are now two Yusos, near to each other. La autentica paella valenciana. Cocineros valencianos, una paella estupenda. Ahora hay dos Yusos, cerca de Torres de Serrano.
C/ Conde Altea, 26 Tel:96 08859 92 Attractive interior and romantic terrace with paella, meat and fish dishes…
MAMA RACHA TABERNA
C/Ciscar, 15 Tel: 960 065 558 Tapas with soul with a welcoming interior.
C/ Conde Altea, 21 Tel: 96 320 11 78 Galician bodega...
ZONA CALLE JESÚS LA MORA
ZONA BOTÁNICO LA GRETA
TABERNA ESPAÑOLA Pasaje Ventura Feliu, 20 Tel: 96 3324 106 Quality tapas and memorable lunches & dinners. Popular with locals, which is always a good sign.
LA HUERTA DE RAMONET
Plaza Pintor Segrelles, 7 Tel: 96 0 642 867 Creative tapas and traditional dishes with terrace, original interior, great pints and top Gin’n’tonics!
C/ Bon Fill, 7 Tel: 96 3 32 24 47 Enjoy tapas and wines in warm surroundings. English and Spanish spoken… C/ Lepanto, 4 (near Torres de Quart) Movil:657 167 924 The real Spain. Tasty and fresh Mediterranean gastronomy with delightful and welcoming & very well-travelled English Speaking Spanish owner Ramonet. Authentic live flamenco gatherings on Wednesday evenings...
ZONA CÁNOVAS ALFÀBEGA
C/ Conde Altea, 30 Tel: 96 3 738 815 Quality and wide range of rice dishes.
Conde de Altea, 51 Movil: 717 12 22 35 Set in the cosmopolitan Canovas restaurant where you can enjoy Spanish / Mediterranean tapas and delicious & authentic barbecue ‘parrilladas’ with hamburgers to enjoy too. Good value prices too.
Conde Altea, 12 Tel: 96 3 951 178 www.de-calle.com Popular with the professional boho crowd. Dine in a chilled out and relaxed ambience with creative, well-cooked cuisine…
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ZONA BENIMACLET PATA NEGRA
C/ Barón de San Petrillo,3 Tel:96 389 09 54 Vintage-style interior, quality Mediterranean tapas and dishes, jazzy soundtrack...
ZONA PUERTO NEPTUNO HOTEL ON THE BEACH
with this new project in an untouristy area of Valencia. Prices range from 50€ -120€.
ZONA RUZAFA CANALLA BISTRO
Maestro Serrano, 5 www.canallabistro.com Tel:96 3 740 509 From New York to Japan, this is a fusion restaurant with an urban and cosmopolitan vibe. Another creation of award-winning chef Ricardo Camarena.
EL RODAMON DE RUSSAFA
C/ Sueca, 47 www.elrodamon.com Hip and happening with tapas from all over the globe made Valencian by a well-travelled staff…
Calle Pintor Salvador Abril, 28, Tel:96 3 03 46 70 Superb, creative cuisine in the hip barrio of Ruzafa with a highly popular 35€ ‘menu degustación’ that is ticking all the boxes for a growing clientele…
CULLERA CASA SALVADOR
Legendary rice restaurant in Cullera. Tel. 961 72 02 36
TAPAS BARS BODEGA BAR VALERO
C/Palleter, 51 (Zona Juna Llorens) Genuine Valencian Bodega off the beaten track with a bohemian atmosphere and popular with an alternative crowd of all ages and open to all. Run by 2 brothers for over 30 years...
Tel: 96 3567 777 www.hotelneptunovalencia.com Excellent Valencian cuisine with paella, cocktails and menus…
TABERNA LA PICONERA
C/de la Peanya, 15 (near Avenida de Puerto) Off the beaten track, delightful Andalusian style taverna-restaurant that is family run. Valencian paella, squid, Gazpacho, Salmorejo, salads.
Veles e Vents Muelle de la Aduana s/n Tel: 96 3746 665 www.restaurantelasucursal.com Legendary restaurant that was once part of the IVAM and is now set in the port area.
ZONA RIO TURIA GARDENS RICARD CAMARENA RESTAURANT *****
Bombas Gens Centre d’Art Avda. Burjassot, 54 (P1-3ª) Tel:96 3 355 418 www.ricardcamarenarestaurant.com Highly creative chef combines Mediterranean dishes with cosmo influences
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Plaza del Árbol, 4 (end of C/ Baja) Tel: 96 391 70 87 Authentic Spanish tapas in the historic centre. Highly popular with alternative crowd and visitors. Amongst their many specialities you will nd artichokes, homemade croquettes, grilled sardines, fried prawns, octopus, cured ham, a selection of cheeses and much more. All tapas are made in the moment, which
24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS means you can take your time over a glass of wine or beer. Auténtico bar de tapas español con dueño de familia andaluza con alcachofas, croquetas, sardinas, opciones vegetarianas y mucho más. Popular con gente alternativa, gente del barrio y visitantes. Excelente terraza.
ZONA BOTÁNICO VINYL EYE
Music textile design C/Turia, 35 Tel: 96 1478033
ZONA EL CARMEN AFRIC ART
Avenida Maria Cristina, 4 Tel: 96 315 41 76 www.amilloatlante.com
COLLA MONLLEÓ CERAMISTES
DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD C/ Quart, 41B · Valencia · 626 355 997
C/ Sueca 61, Ruzafa C/ Explorador Andrés, 24( Plaza Cedro) Tel: 960 15 07 96 www.kanamakan.com Open everyday from 19h - 00.00h Middle Eastern tapas fusion with attractive interior and friendly crowd.
C/ Roteros 21 Tel:961 100 805 La Santa Companya is a wine & tapas bar, with more than 15 years of experience, where you can learn to compartir (share) with friends or as a couple. Savour the atmosphere at the long bar or at tables with wines that they can recommend to accompany your tapas that are homemade in a hip yet warm environment. TABERNA ARANDINOS C/ de la Cruz, no 1 (Plaza del Angel) Mobile: 639259581
C/ Santo Tomas, 18 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 960 654 449 www.vivamascaraque.com Very classy tapas bar and restaurant in spacious listed building on 2 oors in the heart of the Carmen. Cuisine is Spanish and Mediterranean fusion with exquisite quality and with avant-garde presentation. Friendly kitchen.
C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6 Tel: 96 3815181
C/Quart, 41-B (Zona Carmen) Movil: 626 355 997 Very popular with all ages and it has only been open for a month! Delightful twist on a Fast food burger bar... in that all the food is only vegan! The Vurger is well-designed and thought out. It’s great fun and the food is very inexpensive and surprisingly good. Delicioso giro en una barra de hamburguesas de comida rápida ... en que toda la comida es sólo vegana! The Vurger está bien diseñado y pensado. Es muy divertido, la comida no es cara y esta sorprendentemente buena. Cerca de Torres de Quart.
Plaza Redonda, no 11 -12 Tel: 96 392 30 43 Facebook Colla Monlleó
Calle Calatrava 11 Vintage style and creative.
Plaza Comte de Bunyol, 1. (C/ Caballeros) Quality clothes shop & very well situated in the heart of the historic centre. Mov: 605 31 63 04
C/ Trench,15 & C/ de los Derechos,19 Tel: 96 105 76 99 Mov: 665 06 06 86 www.kupkacuero.com
ZONA CANOVAS LA GALERIA JORGE JUAN C/ Jorge Juan, 21 www.lagaleriajorgejuan.com
(STYLE THAT ROCKS) Cirilio Amoros, 65 Tel: 960 214 031 Mov: 655 840 553
SANJAHARA(Eva Crespo) C/Cirilo Amoros, 70 Tel:96 0221280
TASTE OF AMERICA
Avenida Reino de Valencia, 6. Tel: 962 06 64 65 www.tasteofamerica.com
ZONA COLON MERCADO COLÓN
www.mercadocolon.es C/de Cirilo Amorós An impressive ‘Modernista’ market that is over hundred years old and 3,500 metres squared, covering 2 floors. Since being reformed, it has become an upmarket collection of boutique shops, trendy Spanish and Asian restaurants, cafe-bars, clubs. Great horchata and fartons served here too!
C/ Serranos, 36. bajo. derecha. Instagram: @llepolies.artesania facebook.com/llepolies.artesania/ Tel: 963 066 080 Mov: 658 562 165 In the shadow of the Towers of Serranos, a place where you can nd the handscraft by locals and other countries. Specialists in ecodesign, you can not miss their bags with vinyl records. ¡Elige ser diferente y comprar artesanía hecha en Valencia para tus recuerdos y regalos!.
C/Danzas, 3 Tel: 96 315 44 76 Chic!
(Espai Creatiu) C/ Calatrava, 4 Tel: 655 301 390 29
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NEEDLES AND PINS
C/ En Bou, 3 needlesandpinsvintage.com
C/ Baja, 28 Tel: 696 95 10 55 Facebook: Pannonicavintagedeluxe A cosy vintage store where you can find all kinds of little treasures. From ne clothing and Antique accessories to a great selection of Import Jazz on Vinyl.
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for sale at the shop. He has been based in Valencia for the last 35 years. English and Spanish spoken. Easy to nd as it is very near to the famous Torres de Serranos! Arte y regalos y complementos.
C/ Belén, 9 Handmade & independent Valencian craftwork in a little corner of the historic centre…
C/ San Fernando, 17 Sebastian Melmoth is a unique design shop with objects collected from around the world by the globetrotting owners. Art exhibitions and acoustic concerts.
SOHO DEL CARMEN
Calle Derechos 33, Valencia Tel: 96 391 2463
TAMALA TIENDA ETNICA Etnic Gallery Shop C/ Caridad, 2. Plaza Santa Cruz. Mov. +34 672 929 300
UNO, Mercado Central Main entrance Mercado Central. www. facebook.com/unomercadocentral Tel: 963 82 92 51 UNO is the emblematic new stand of the Mercado Central. It’s a place to meet, to sample food at the Central Market of Valencia, which is known as the ‘Mercado Central, where UNO ts right in. Enjoy a snack, and take the chance to re-discover local products. UNO es la emblemática nueva parada del Mercado Central de Valencia. Donde el mercado encaja. Un tentempié, nuestras cajas para comer, aquellos productos locales que (re)descubres... Es el proyecto de Rafael Valls para revalorizar la cultura de ultramarinos, de ‘picar’, de probar novedades locales.
LLIRIA SWEET HOME
Plaza Jaime Roig, 1 Tel: 960 629 367 Email: email@example.com Facebook sweethomeliria www.sweethomeliria.com New supermarket in Lliria with quality British food including Quorn, Marmite, Golden Syrup, Linda McCartney veggie bugers, Yorkshire tea and so much more! There are Polish, Romanian,
LA NIÑA LOS PEINES (Zona Carmen) CRICKET CLUB
Levante CC are a new cricket club based in Valencia that have regular league games with teams throughout Spain and also welcome touring sides to the city. The club train most Thursday evenings at the Camp de Beisbol in the riverbed, start time 8pm. New members welcome. www.levantecc.com Jason: 654071182 Barry: 652291897
C/ Santo Tomas, 24 Tel: 96 392 52 82 Fantastic hair salon that is renowned in the city where highly experienced professional experts get to the essence of each person’s head of hair for the cut you are truly looking for. Combining health, pleasure and imagination there are a wide range of services, cuts, colours, styles available. They are make up experts who have worked with a number of lm directors, designers and photographers too. There is also an erotic corner for customers... “La Niña Los Peines mueve las tijeras y zapatea, a na el tono de los colores cuidadosamente, mima tu melena mientras te la modela al ritmo de tus deseos. Y en el gabinete de belleza te arregla de la cabeza a los piés. Calidad Schwarzkopf, trabajo cuidado y trato personal ¡Óle!”
C/ Serranos, 36 bajo izquierda Tel: 96 3127532 / Movil: 696 397 225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.yessy.com/vkieski Looking for original presents over the festive season? Check out one of Valencia’s most original gift shops. Run by entertaining Londoner Vladmir Ksieski, a distinctive artist who also has his own paintings
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24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS email@example.com C/Quart 101, bajo, Valencia. Sirio Simó Calatayud Tel: 676 758 709 This is an alternative health centre with classes including Yoga, Chikung, Tarot, Massage therapy, Reiki. Run by the highly trained and experienced Sirio.
Tel: 687605722 Personal Trainers specialising in Pilates techniques for single or double classes. Reformer in our studio or at your home. Marta & Mike.
HOSTELS HOME (Zona Carmen)
Pl. Vicente Iborra Tel: 96 391 37 97 / 96 391 62 29 C/ La Lonja, 4 www.likeathome.net Two of the funkiest hostels in town, set in the heart of the centro histórico.
PURPLE NEST HOSTEL VALENCIA
Avenida Cortes Valencianas, 52 Tel: 902 14 44 40
LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR
Plaza Tetuan, 5 Tel: (34) 96 353 25 61 www.purplenesthostel.com
Calle de La Paz, 36 Tel: (34) 96 3 427 168 www.rednesthostel.com
Rooms/ Apartments/Free Wi-Fi C/ Virues, 6 (corner C/Barcas) Tel: 96 306 09 30 www.lotelito.com C/ Paseo de Neptuno, 2 Tel: 96 356 77 77 www.hotelneptunovalencia.com
Petit Palace Germanías ***
C/ Sueca, 14 Tel: 96 351 36 38 www.petitpalacehotelgermanias.com
RED NEST HOSTEL VALENCIA
SERCOTEL SOROLLA PALACE****
Av.de las Cortes Valencianas,58 46015 Valencia (ESPAÑA) Tel: 961 868 700 Fax: 96 186 87 05 www.hotelsorollapalace.com
HOSTAL ANTIGUA MORELLANA
(Zona Carmen) C/ En Bou, 2 Tel: 96 391 57 73 www.hostalam.com SINGLE/ INDIVIDUAL 40€ (IVA included/ Incluido) DOUBLE/ DOBLE 55€ (IVA included/ incluido) Lovely hostel in the heart of the old centre with comfortable rooms, good service and all modern conveniences.
HOSTAL EL RINCÓN (ZONA CARMEN)
C/ Carda 11 Tel: 96 391 79 98 / 96 391 60 83 Single: 10-13€, Double: 18-24€
QUART YOUTH HOSTEL C/ Guillem de Castro, 64 Tel: 96 3 270 101 www.quarthostel.com
THE RIVER HOSTEL VALENCIA (Zona Carmen) www.riverhostelvalencia.com Plaza del Temple, 6 Tel: 96 391 39 55
HOTELS ALKAZAR HOTEL
C/ Mosén Femades, 11 (peatonal) Tel: 96 351 55 51/ 96 352 95 75 www.hotelalkazar.es
Avenida del Puerto, 129. Tel 963 44 78 87 www.checkinhoteles. com
HOTEL LAS ARENAS *****
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HOTEL MELIÁ VALENCIA PALACIO DE CONGRE-
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Eugenia Viñes 22-24 Tel. 963 120 600
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RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH
VALENCIA EL ARENALFOOTBALL
TRUE TITLE CONTENDERS Valencia fans struggle to contain their excitement as the team continues to win game after game and currently split the two Spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid, at the top of La Liga. The seven game winning streak, after their 3-0 victory over Leganes, leaves pundits and supporters alike convinced the team can make a serious push as title contenders. At the very least fans feel secure that there will be European football, once again, at the Mestalla for next season. The magnificent seven started with the 5-0 thumping of Malaga at home, a tricky 3-2 success at Real Sociedad in San Sebastian,
BY JOHN HOWDEN
and another 3-2 victory against Athletic Bilbao at the beginning of October. Next followed an assault on the two clubs from Seville. In an amazing game at the Benito Villamarín stadium, Valencia found themselves four goals to the good, through efforts from Kondogbia, Guedes, Rodrigo and Santi Mina. Betis were given a lifeline when a sloppy back pass from Parejo allowed Joel Campbell to reduce the deficit in the 78th minute. Five minutes later, the home side were searching for an equaliser after rapid strikes from Sanabria and Cristian Tello. A nervy end to the game ensued until Zaza finished clinically from a breakaway move, with barely three minutes of normal time remaining. Just for good measure, the substitute Andreas added a
sixth in stoppage time to give the visitors a comprehensive victory against one of the better teams in the league. The visit of Sevilla to the Mestalla always generates interest. Both teams seem to have a dislike for each other and there have been some unsavoury match ups in recent years with the Andalusian club. The fixture came at a good time for the home side, as the visitors had suffered a 5-1 drubbing in Moscow at the hands of Spartak in mid-week. They looked to be still suffering from that Champions League ‘hangover’, when Guedes fired Valencia into the lead with a spectacular right foot shot just before the interval. A second for Zaza just after the break killed the game as a contest and a tired and listless Sevilla did little to suggest a comeback was on the cards. To the delight of the
Mestalla, the home side showed little mercy and added two further goals through Santa Mina and Guedes before the final whistle. The Mestalla is once again turning into the fortress it was in the days of Rafa Benitez and the counter-attacking abilities of Zaza, Guedes and Rodrigo will challenge any team when Los Che go on their travels. Deportivo Alavés away was next on the calendar and this was always going to be a tricky fixture. The home team had made a poor start to their league campaign but were finally starting to find some sort of form as Valencia CF went North to visit Mendizorroza Stadium.
zilian keeper. The three points were finally secured when a goal bound header from Rodrigo was handled by an Alavés player. With the regular penalty taker Parejo suspended the current Spanish international stepped up and calmly slotted the spot kick home. Parejo returned for the visit of Leganes. The team from the outskirts of Madrid are surprising everyone this year and are currently well placed in the table after some impressive league results.
Valencia went into the interval with a one goal lead, thanks to an instinctive effort from Zaza after pressure from the visitors forward line led to some slack defending from Alavés.
They have a strong and physical approach to the game and with a 1pm kick off to the match; it seemed to be a lethargic start from the home side. The stubborn resistance from the team from the capital was then finally broken by a Parejo free kick after Guedes was brought down just outside the penalty area.
Former Valencia player Alexis levelled the encounter with a header from the corner spot just after half time. Another former Valencia player, Munir, tested Neto with a rasping shot that would have crept inside the post if it wasn’t for the outstretched palms of the Bra-
Looking too difficult to get up and over the wall because of its close proximity to goal the Valencia captain duped the Leganes’ players by driving his free- kick low. The protective line of defence jumped in unison, only to look back in horror as the ball went under their
feet and past the wrong footed goalkeeper. The stamina of the home side eventually won through with two second half efforts added to the team’s impressive league goal tally. A Rodrigo header from a superb Andreas cross doubled Valencia’s lead and then Santa Mina won a penalty from nothing, after chasing down a ball parried safe from the goalkeeper. A clumsy challenge from behind from a Leganes defender followed and the forward was flattened to the ground despite having his back to goal. Interestingly, Santa Mina picked himself up and converted the spot kick …despite both Parejo and Rodrigo being on the field. The three different penalty takers this season have all now been successful and this variety and depth sums up perfectly Marcelino’s attitude to the game. No one at Valencia is guaranteed a start and every position has quality competition. Home grown players that have been nurtured through the ‘B’ team are also now pushing for La Liga starts. Several of the youngsters did get Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia
a match in the Copa Del Rey contest in Zaragoza. Jaume, Nacho Vidal, Nacho Gil and Lato all lined up in the first leg at La Romareda and the teams professionalism was rewarded with a comfortable 2-0 victory. With the International break looming, the next two league games see Valencia matched with the two Catalan giants. First they head to El Prat for a game against Espanyol and then the Mestalla hosts the mouth-watering contest against the mighty Barcelona. Whilst Valencia may be rueing the timing of the International weekend, for Levante it will be a welcome break. Winless in the league since September, they have been slowly dragged to the fringes of the relegation places. A cluster of draws and a good start to the season have helped to give them a little breathing space from the bottom three but another month like October could well see them in a dog fight to keep their La Liga status. John Howden
Anyone wishing to get tickets for Valencia or Levante games can go to the box offices at the stadium or visit their respective websites. www.valenciacf.com www.levanteud.com
FOOTBALL CALENDAR SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER
Español - Valencia 4.15pm
Getafe - Valencia
Las Palmas - Levante 6.30pm
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER Valencia - Celta Vigo Levante - Athletic Bilbao
stadium, 11,70 bus, Machado metro, Estadi del Llevant tram. Tickets available at ground on matchday and in advance from club shop (C/ColÃ³n), LUD website.*VALENCIA CF Mestalla stadium, Aragón/Facultats metro, lots of buses incl. 9, 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 79, 80. Tickets on sale from the stadium, club shop (Pl. Ayuntamiento), VCF website.
*VALENCIA CF **Mestalla stadium, Aragón/Facultats metro, lots of buses incl. 9, 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 79, 80. Tickets on sale from the stadium, club shop (Pl. Ayuntamiento), VCF website.*
LEVANTE UD Ciudad de Valencia stadium, 11/70 bus, Machado metro, Estadi del Llevant tram. Tickets available at ground on matchday and in advance from club shop (C/Colón) and LUD website.
Levante - Atlético Madrid Valencia - Barcelona
28/29/30 NOVEMBER Copa del Rey Valencia - Zaragoza Levante - Girona
*LEVANTE UD **Ciudad de Valencia
Would you like to discover as much as possible while you are staying in Valencia? You don’t have that much time here? Would you like to have a lot of fun? If your answer is “yes” to all these questions, consider some of the Segway Anyway tours.
What is Segway?
A Segway is not a private or public type of transport. This is a new concept regarding moving through the city, which is absolutely clean and eco-friendly. This environmentally-friendly type of transport allows drivers to move through an area by leaning in the direction they want to go. These motorized vehicles are driven through the pedestrian zones with an experienced monitor to guide you while moving in a line, consisting of tour participants. That’s why riding Segway is very popular among tourists as a green form of transportation.
Why should you choose Segway in Valencia?
Being well-known for a perfect climate, the city of Valencia is glad to accept visitors throughout the whole year. Although the city routes are quite easy to cross, it can be such a challenge to explore all the highlights in only one day. It becomes worse if you would like to visit the places that are far away from each other. For instance, you are planning to
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visit the City of Arts and Sciences, the Malvarrosa Beach, the Cabecera Park, the neighborhood of Ruzafa, and the Central Market all on the same day. This is where Segway comes in! Segway is supposed to be the best solution for those who wish to go briskly from one side to another regarding Valencia and have a more or less complete vision of the city in a short time.
The most popular Segway tours in Valencia.
Acting as a self-balanced, stand-on machine, Segways reminds one of vehicles from the Sci-Fi movies. That certainly makes them excellent for gliding around the City of Arts and Sciences (La Ciudad de las Arts and Ciencias), an entertainment-based architectural and cultural complex of futuristic buildings in Valencia. There are several Segway tours which help you to see above-mentioned places. Here are some of the most popular ones: Turia Gardens tour ( includes the most
spots you wish to see. So, “Segway Anyway Valencia” allows you to enjoy and discover the city of Valencia in a very modern, rather elegant and ecological way. WE SPEAK ENGLISH!
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beautiful gardens of Valencia) - 60 min City of Arts and Sciences tour (La Ciudad de las Artes and Ciencias) - 90 min Valencia Port tour (Marina & Cabanyal) - 120 min Grand City tour (Nature / the City of the Future / the Seaport) - 150 min Moreover, you can even create your own route by picking the interesting Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia
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THE VALENCIAN COMMITMENT TO MONOVARIETAL ALTERNATIVES VÍ Vid is dedicated to promoting the wines of Valencia and we spend a lot of time tasting the primary local varieties (Bobal, Utiel-Requena: Monastrell, Alicante: Moscatel Alicante and Valencia: Merseguera, Valencia etc). 15% of the vineyards of the Denominations of Origin (DO´s) are planted with the ‘noble varieties’ such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc et al. Fortunately, we are often invited to tastings andalso run our own, most notably through the ‘Circulo de Vino de Pedralba’. This is a private tasting group, which started there some 7 years ago and which celebrates its 80th tasting in the village on December 10th 2017. Today, members come from across Valencia and with experience of that many tastings (8 wines per month), VÍ Vid is always looking for wines which are good examples of their varietal characteristics. This article is dedicated to some of the best we have tasted during the October and November tastings.
OCTOBER-THE AULA RANGE FROM COVIÑAS Coviñas is the largest bodega group in Requena, serving the whole of the Utiel-Requena DO. It was founded in 1965 and is currently led by President Jose Miguel Medina who is concurrently President of the DO and Diego Morcillo Fortea, Technical Director. They are well known here for their supermarket range ‘Enterizo’ and for the ‘Toro Loco’ range in the UK and Northern Europe sold through Aldi. In October, we were privileged to be able to show the following monovarietals from their Aula Range.
Bobal Rosado, Aula de Autor, 2016, Coviñas , DO Utiel-Requena, 12% ABV.
A lighter style of Rosado, this won the Bronze medal in the Proava monovarietals competition. A pale rose, light strawberrycolour, clean, bright, with a very expressive nose. Red fruits, strawberry, raspberry, fresh with lollipop notes but not as ‘in your face’ as some rosados. In the mouth the balance between the fruit and the acidity is perfect, refined with a good long finish. This would be ideal as an aperitif as well as with food. We matched it with tuna and tomato salad, beef empanadas and bollo de Requena.
Syrah 2015 Aula de Autor, Coviñas, DO Utiel-Requena 13.5%ABV.
This is one of the wines chosen by the DO for their promotional events. Syrah is normally an expressive variety and this is no exception! Medium bodied , black cherry colour, with slow, fat, long legs. On the nose there is an explosion of fruit, black cherry and raspberry which is persistent. In the mouth super entrance and pass, soft, mature black fruits, blackberry, blackcurrant and floral notes of violet. The fruit is maintained in a full long finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Aula de Autor, Coviñas, DO Utiel-Requena, 13.5% ABV
Garnet in colour, this is typical of Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied with long legs. On the nose green peppers and forest floor. In the mouth, this is fruity and full with blackberry and notes of pepper. Well balanced with a full body and long finish. A very good example.
Merlot, 2014, Aula de Autor, Coviñas, DO Utiel-Requena, 13.5%ABV
Winner of the Bachus d’Oro award, this is much deeper in colour and fuller bodied with long slow legs. The colour is more of a deep plum. On the nose you cannot miss the American and French oak as it blends with ‘Rowntrees’ wine gums, plums, blackcurrant, morello and
notes of oak, vanilla, and cinnamon and chocolate. In the mouth, rich, very full, very round with additional notes of black pepper and a smooth, sweet fruity finish. An excellent and textbook Merlot. November, the wines of Cent Piques. For November we tasted wines from Cent Piques, Bodegas Vinados. This is a bodega which has a base in Picassent, from which it takes its name. But the wines are very much in the style of their creators Salvador and Guillermo. They buy grapes and make their ecological wines using the spare capacity of other bodegas throughout the Valencian community. In the past, our group has enjoyed Viognier, Bobal, Syrah, Gewurztraminer, Merseguera and Vermuts amonst others.
Cent Piques 2016 Graciano Joven Autor, Bodegas Vinados, 14%ABV
Only one other bodega (Heretats de Taverners) produces a wine from Graciano which is more common in Rioja and Italy. This is textbook in terms of its varietal characteristics. Deep black cherry colour with a vermillion edge. Long slow legs. On the
nose cherry and other red fruits, a little patisserie, (English cherry tart), compote. In the mouth a huge explosion of ripe fruits, very big, round and with a typical touch of acidity. Long finish with over ripe fruit in the aftertaste. (This wine gets better when it has been opened for 24 hours.)
Cent Piques, 2016 Monastrell Joven Autor Bodegas Vinados 14%ABV
This young Monastrell has a deep black cherry colour and long slow legs. On the nose it is initially floral, a very special fruit, figs, plums, damsons. In the mouth it is immediately big, round, with ripe red fruit has a creamy texture with a long finish and full, fruity aftertaste.
Cent Piques, 2016 Graciano Autor (8 months oak) Bodegas Vinados 14%ABV.
The same wine as the joven above but with oak ageing. As a result the fruit is muted a little, but it gains liquorice on the nose, as well as hints of oak. In the mouth the fruit is all cherry, ripe but not so jammy as the young wine. Very big, round and very elegant. This is a wine which will improve with bottle age!
Cent Piques 2016 Monastrell Autor (8
months oak) Bodegas Vinados 14% ABV As with the Graciano, this is the same Monastrell as the joven but with oak ageing. This is a little closed on the nose still and needs more time in bottle but with 24 hours of decanting it is a big, elegant, floral with blackberry and plum notes. A wine to keep! VÍ Vid recommends you look out for these wines and others from the two bodegas as all are good examples of wines from the ‘imported varieties’! This article was prepared by Riki Wigley and Marian Darás whose VÍ Vid project promotes Valencian wine and Gastronomy. VÍVidBlog (http:// vvidblog.wordpress.com ) reports regularly on bodega visits, launches of new wines etc, and restaurant reviews. Recent blogs have seen the publication of reports on Arròs Caldós from Llutxent and Putxeros from L’ Alcudia . VÍ Vid are also in Facebook, Twitter (@vividvinos) and Instagram (@Vivid8402)…..have a look at our activities there for more information on Valencian wine and Food!
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VIKTORIJA PILATOVIC 1.Tell us something about your musical background and experiences.. I was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, I was involved in different musical activities from a very early age. When I was six years old, I started playing classical piano. I was part of a very strict classical music world until the age of 13. My teenage years were filled with rehearsals and songwriting for my rock & pop band. I was playing guitar, singing and writing songs. At the age of 18, I started my first bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at the Lithuanian academy of music and theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. After a couple of years, I did an Erasmus exchange and went to The Netherlands, the Prins Claus Conservatorium. I took a year off from studies in Lithuania and in 2012 finished both bachelor degrees, in Holland and at home. Right after that I was accepted to a Master’s programme at Berklee College of Music, Valencia campus with a full scholarship and from there everything really started. After finishing my Masters, I was offered a job in Quito, Ecuador. I was living there until 2016 and since then I have been living in Valencia, performing and teaching at Berklee and Sedajazz.
2. What is jazz for you?
My favorite music, lifestyle, language, excitement, risk, beauty and inspiration. 3. Could you describe a typical month for you regarding music?
On Your Knees
Some months are busier than others. These last two months I was lucky to perform every weekend, with different projects, in different countries. I went to Poland for the Sopot Jazz festival, directed by Greg Osby, and to Portugal to perform with OJA Big Band and many places in Spain. On average, I am busy 2 weekends of the month and the rest of the time I teach and practice. 4. Take us through the tracks of your latest album, ‘Stories’ Rising Sun was written right before going to Ecuador, dedicated to someone I was afraid to lose and the lyrics explain how to make the waiting easier. New 2 – I wrote that in Ecuador, it is
about unconditional and prohibited
– that was written in The Netherlands, dedicated to people who are confused about what they want…whilst praying or saying sorry. The recording features a wonderful guitarist from Madrid – Israel Sandoval. Conviction – is about addictions to
friendship, getting attention and is also about melancholy and strong feelings of homesickness. The recording features a very well-known Spanish saxophonist from Valencia, Perico Sambeat. Stories of England – has nothing to do
with England , I wrote the song based on a story my friend told me. The story has impacted me a lot and after coming back home I had to write about it to get it out. Question Me – absolutely my favourite,
also featuring Perico Sambeat on saxophone. Dedicated to people who inspire me to continue my job, which sometimes turns out to be hard. Apart from the creative part there are a lot of things musicians have
to deal with such as: admin work for your band, the frustration of looking for concerts, being far from your family and friends, long-distance travelling, dealing with many different people, simply feeling tired and uninspired but having to continue. So, there are some musicians and people in my life that just make me forget all that and continue creating and performing.
Palau – piano, Ales Cesarini – bass, Mariano Steimberg – drums, Perico Sambeat – saxophone, Israel Sandoval – guitar. The album was recorded in Millenia Studios, Valencia, by well-known Spanish engineer Vicente Sabater. Mixed in New York at Electracraft Music Works by Ian Kagey. Mastered at SchullerSound by Pablo Schuller. Produced by Viktorija Pilatovic.
focus on management for my CD, writing new songs and planning performances for 2018 Spring/Summer. I have a couple of concerts with an amazing guitarist Joan Soler. Last week we recorded our first tracks together, we also shot some videos. On the 23rd of November we are playing at Mar D’Amura and on the 16th of December in Sedajazz.
Nice Odd – ahh nice odd, it is like a pre-
6. How do you find Valencia as a place to live and work?
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view of the song that I want to evolve and be part of each future record. It has a poem. It will appear on my next records. Every Home – written in Lithuania,
about my room, my space and memories.
5. Could you tell us about the musicians and studio where you recorded the album?
The team that worked on the album is absolutely amazing. I am grateful to be able to mention and thank these people again. Featuring some of the best Spanish musicians: Alberto
I feel wonderful in Valencia since the first day of my arrival, I love it. I work a lot, it is easy to travel to other cities and countries. It is always warm, fresh fruits and vegetables all year long, prices are great, the city is a perfect size, not too many tourists and people are just lovely! And of course – the beach!!!
7. What are your plans for your music in the coming year?
As I mentioned earlier, I had a concert marathon from August until the last days of October. So now it will be pretty chill. I will use this time to
O F F I C I A L W E B S I T E : https:// www.viktorijapilatovic.com I N S T A G R A M: https://www.instagram.com/viktorijapilatovic/ F A C E B O O K: https://www.facebook.com/viktorija.pi... W A T C H official videos: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg0Pp... https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=-1Vcc... L I S T E N to the newest album “Stories” https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ viktorijapi... https://viktorijapilatovic.bandcamp. com https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ sto... Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia
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