CASTELLVI, ALCALALI, 966482481
Good food in an empty restaurant
Castellvi is a landmark restaurant in Alcalali located on the crossroad between the turn off to Orba and Parcent. It is a substantial building with lots of parking space opposite but strangely we were the only lunchers present.
The menu del día is priced according to the main course selected and generally ranges in the €15-16.50 price bracket, up to €20 including a half bottle of house wine.
The meal started off well with excellent homemade bread with alioli and tomato. Our starters included melon with ham, timbals of crab salad and finally Castellvi crepes, which were filled with tasty fish and a wonderful sauce.
We tried the house wines, both called Adelum, but decided to trade up to Lan Crianza Rioja (€15) and Prado del Rey Verdejo from Rueda (€14).
For our main course we chose barbecue ribs with a honey sauce, lamb cutlets, pork fillet, beef strogonoff and shoulder of lamb. All good and in substantial portions that some of us struggled to finish.
Most of us therefore skipped desserts and opted instead for coffees and brandies. An enjoyable lunch in a large empty restaurant. Cost p.p. €27.50