SABOR, ALTEA 965843274
The tram trip down the coast to Altea provided stunning views and made for a relaxing journey to this week´s restaurant which was located on the Avenida del Puerto opposite Altea´s Club Nautico, about a ten minute stroll from the railway station.
Sabor is a well established Belgian restaurant that deservedly thrives during the current recession. It is staffed by young, attentive servers and we were initially shown to a table inside the bright modern restaurant, but on request we were transferred to the last available table on the Patio to cool down and people watch. The noise of the traffic was a bit distracting at times.
The menu del día is priced at €15, not including drinks, and follows a simple formula of offering three starters, three main courses (one meat dish, one fish and a vegetarian option) and three desserts.
We opted for salad with crutons and a delicious carpaccio of roast beef for our starters. There was also celery soup on offer.
Most of us chose shoulder of lamb for the main course and were well pleased, in contrast to our lone fish eater who found the rolls of sole cooked with a champagne sauce to be on the dry side.
Our lunch was completed with Dame Blanche – vanilla ice cream served with a decadent Belgian chocolate sauce.
We enjoyed the house white, a Verdejo from Rueda called Palestra priced at €10, and traded up for the red with Larchago Crianza from Rioja which was reasonably priced at €13. Our lunch was rounded off with coffees and brandies which brought the total cost p.p. to €27.58.