His request to me for this week’s column was for a quality bowl of chicken soup aka Jewish Penicillin to put him to rights.
There is no doubt of the popularity of Jewish style delicatessen but strangely they seem to close as soon as they open on this Coast.
The exception to this rule is Chris of Cravings fame who has stood the test of time in three different locations and has just opened seven days a week in his latest and most spectacular location in Nueva Andalucia, Puerto Banus.
Chris is no stranger to Jewish style Deli Food, having been involved in the Nosh Bar in
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this type of food, and as Zak pointed out enthusiastically Jewish Food comes from all over the World.
Gloria, a novice at this type of fare chose the courgette fritter to start with.
I decided to try the house white. A 2010 Rueda Visigodo, a brilliant little number at €12. Great value for Banus.
The salt beef at Cravings is legendary. This time it was the best ever. I chose mine with a toasted bagel, and some strong horseradish. Plus pickled cucumber.
It’s amazing how often you will meet wealthy people at Cravings – those who frequent Polo House, and those who own it, to sample the excellent eggs Benedict! Indeed so popular now that we are getting to the point where Barclays Bank next door are telling their customers that they are located next to Cravings.
Our meal wasn’t over yet, though.
The Sunday lunches at Cravings are gaining momentum too. Quality roast beef, chicken and turkey, all served with roast potatoes, mash, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, cabbage and cauliflower cheese. Only €14 for 2 courses, or €15 with one of their excellent home made puddings.
Excellent value too. Cravings also keep themselves busy with takeaways – I saw many people come and go with their orders while I was there. All great stuff, and Chris deserves your support now that they are open 7 days a week from 8 till 6.
Remember, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy their excellent cuisine, but if you are, Happy New Year!
Cravings, Centro Comercial Iberico. Local 3, Nueva Andalucia (next to Barclays Bank) Tel. 952 818 732 or 607 864 014
Allow €10 per head excluding wine