CASA GRAU, JAVEA

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Apr 212017
 
CASA GRAU,                JAVEA              965792756

 ★★★☆☆ 

Miniature mussels in historic Javea

Located in one of the narrow pedestrian streets in the Centro Historico district of Javea at Calle Major, Casa Grau is a small restaurant with a lot of charm and atmosphere.

We decided against eating outside as it was a chilly day and the street is quite narrow.

Whilst Casa Grau is renowned for tapas, we all opted for their menu del día which was priced at €14 and provided choices of three starters, main courses and desserts.

Most of us opted for mussels for our starter and although they were tasty, the portions, like the mussels themselves, were small. The main courses turned out better with a chicken stew and Arroz Meloso, unfortunately translated into English as “sticky rice”.

 

The wines were particularly well selected by our host, a Verdejo called Javier Sanz (€17) and a very elegant red called Habla del Silencio (€20).

 

 

The dessert was a delicious lemon tart and together with coffees and shots of brandy our enjoyable lunch cost €25.36 p.p.

JB 74

 

  2 Responses to “CASA GRAU, JAVEA”

  1. Good morning

    Thank you for your comments on our restaurant.
    First of all would like to mention about the mussels. Theese are valencian cloxinas, as stated on the menu. If you are familiar with this breed of mussels, you will know that they are known for their flavour and not their size.
    Also the translation of the “Arroz meloso” is the closest we can get to giving the rice a good description. We always welcome suggestions, and none was made to us on the day, so for the near future we will continue with the name.
    All in all we are grateful for your comments and are glad your general experience was a pleasant one.
    Regards
    Casa Grau Team

    • Thanks for your response, in the light of which we have slightly changed our review. As you say, the cloxinas were certainly tasty – but they were teeny-weeny! As for the rice – it is an unfortunate translation, but we accept that it will have to suffice.

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