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.