MYKONOS ALTEA

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Apr 192013
 

 

 

MYKONOS   ALTEA  603265475

 ★★☆☆☆ 

Cycladic cuisine

Restaurant Mykonos is situated on the seafront in Altea at Calle Sant Pere 23, facing east towards its namesake island in the Cyclades. The restaurant itself is furnished in typically Greek style and with rather Spartan upright chairs. Our server was from Salonika.

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It is sometimes said that the best Greek cuisine is to be found outside Greece and we decided that we would explore the à la carte menu as the options of the menu del día (€12.90 for two courses and a coffee, but no wine), did not excite our taste buds.

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We shared a plate of Meze (€8.50) which comprised mixed pulses, peppers, onions, tomatoes and yoghurt. It was fresh and flavoursome and also entitled us to an ouzo at the end of the meal. For the main course we had Stifado (€10.60) which turned out to be beef, onion and tomato presented in a colourful lidded pot, lamb with rice (also €10.60) and prawns with a spicy sauce and fries (€14.70).

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Mykonos does not have a wine list as such, but both house wines were of a good standard and reasonably priced. The white was Viña Pati from Rueda and the red was from Jumilla and called Cinglano Crianza 2009, both priced at €8.70.

 

Together with coffees and aperitifs the total p.p. amounted to €26.65

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DARSENA, ALTEA

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Apr 042011
 
DarsenaDARSENA, ALTEA. (+34) 96 688 1186

 ★★☆☆☆ 

Rushin’ here, Russian there..

We took the train from Benissa for a 30 minute trip to travel down the coast through spectacular scenery, to Altea, to have lunch in a Russian restaurant.

Darsena is one of many seafront restaurants on the Paseo Sant Pere, a few minutes walk from the train station. They offer both Russian and typical Mediterranean menus at €14.95 and we selected dishes from both.

Most of us chose a soup of fish fillets spiced up with dill, fennel and a shot of rather sweet vodka, from the Russian menu. Regular diners at the next table opined that pepper vodka should have accompanied this dish.

Our conservative diner had a prawn cocktail, followed by lamb chops. Another club member tucked into a substantial sole for his main course whereas the bravest of us opted for portions of chicken Kiev laden with garlic.

We completed our lunch with apple tart with vanilla ice cream or coffee.

We chose the house wines – the white was called Ladero and came from La Mancha and the red was a tempranillo from Tierra de Castilla called Batuta. One would have to say that the train trip was the highlight of this lunch. Total p.p. €19.72

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