BISTRO SELENE, JALON 602600751
Look out for the seals
Bistro Selene opened this summer in the Riu Rau building on the Jalon to Benissa road that up until 2009 housed Caramull and thereafter until 2011, Ganivet i Forqueta. There are a couple of seals standing in the garden in front of the restaurant which makes it easy to find.
The menu del día is priced at €15, drinks not included. The chef is Belgian and he particularly impressed with his exquisite starters which included a goat´s cheese salad, sardines and homemade pate sandwiched by pastry with a drizzle of honey.
To accompany these dishes we had Martin Berasategui Rueda Verdejo and Navarra Tempranillo Cabernet, both priced at €10.
Our choice of main course included confit de pato, grilled tuna, cod with a white wine sauce and pork tenderloin with a mustard sauce.
These were all cooked to perfection but were a little bland. Our host traded up on the red wine choosing a Toro called Matsu (€15).
Whilst we lunched in the Naya looking onto the seals, the restaurant´s interior is very modern and elegant. Cost p.p. €23.60
WE REVISITED THIS RESTAURANT ON JUNE 5; 2020; AND IT WAS RATED 5 STARS !