Monday, 7 January 2008

Valencia - the eating continues

Wandering along the streets near the hotel we were staying in, we searched for eating options. We came across the "Taberna Hol". For the unbelievable price of 17 euro, they offered a 12 dish meal, including drinks. (a fact we didn't realise until the end when the bill came). Unbelievable.

Ok, so I guess you couldn't call it haut cuisine, but here is what we got for our 17 euros (thats 25 USD, or 28 AUD)

Salad:Bread, sprinkled with paprika:Exquisitely sticky chicken wings
Fluffy potato & ham croquettes:A sort of ham bake:
Crepes filled with gambas & mushrooms
Different sliced sausages & cheese
Rolled pork drizzled with lemon juice & olive oil:
Smooth pate with crisp toasts
Spinach stuffed ham:A country style terrine:Two desserts: a sponge cake soaked in sugar syrup, and a rich chocolate cake:

In fact there was also potatoes bravas, but I didn't get a snap shot of it.

So if you are ever in Valencia, look out for "Hol Taberna", avenida Aragon 14-18. I must warn you, there wasn't a choice - you just got what you got, and you had better like ham!


Cynthia said...

Sounds like you enjoy the visit and eating your way through... good times.

A very happy and prosperous new year to you and your loved ones. It was a pleasure meeting you last year and I look forward to our continued friendship.

Peter said...

Hey not bad for 17 euro! I love jamon or ham as its known here and what a selection you had. How I envy you in Spain. Such a gastronomical country. Thanks for popping by