ARRELS, GATA DE GORGOS 965757309
Gastronomy in Gata
Arrels which means ¨roots¨ in Valencian, is located on the main street running through Gata de Gorgos at Plaza España. The signage outside Arrels would suggest that it is a pizza house, and while this family run restaurant does serve wonderful pizzas, the menu is a gastronomic delight of beautifully presented dishes. Also the décor is not in the least like a pizza house but elegant and cool.
The menu del día costs €12 including one drink. The presentation of delicate parcels of the amuse-guele set the tone for the rest of the lunch.
We selected beetroot soup, caneloni, lightly curried soup and salad of tomato and fresh mozzarella – all delicious. The house red was a well balanced Utiel Requena called Capellana (€10).
For our main course one of members had an Irish Angus entrecote (€5 +) which he pronounced to be the best he had ever had. Other dishes enjoyed were wild boar stew (€2+), roast duck served with fruits of the forest and beef stew.
The desserts were strawberry cheese flan, a chocolate layered tart and strawberries and ice cream. Including coffees and brandies our gastronomic experience in Gata cost €20.50.