I started moving up the greasy pole and worked for some years at one of the best hotels in
Running a golf club in Surrey kept me busy before making the move to sunny Spain and in that time I got various food and wine qualifications. I still hold my licensees card so if the going gets tough selling houses I have an escape route back to the
Now living and working in
Food being a driving force in my life a recent holiday was organised so some great eateries could be visited around Andalucía. First stop was near Antequera to Hotel La Paloma owned by an Italian family.
They have created a superb and great value menu in the busy restaurant and brought an Italian twist to traditional local ingredients. A great wine list too with shock horror wines from outside
Next stop was
Pork cheek stew, Cola de Toro (stewed oxtail) fantastic white Huelva prawns and a really cheap wine list starting at 7€ a bottle and all served with a smile. One of the waiters in his 60s was showing the whippersnapper 35 year old waiter the fine art of Serrano ham carving. A really cheap buzzing place and well worth a try if ever in
Next the old town of
It’s a bistronomic tapas bar and everything that comes from the kitchen is divine. Being a fussy type I can honestly say it’s the only place that makes me try things I would usually avoid.
The cochifrito (roast suckling pig) is the most sublime thing ever to pass my lips and so delicious I popped back in for a tapas as I simply had to give it another try before bedtime. Excellent service and beautiful presentation! At 3.5 hours drive from
Awesome stuff indeed and a real gem. Bar El Suave in Sorbas was a pit stop on the way home where they do great value meals for only 5/6€ including beef rib so worth a visit too.