TASTA´M, ONDARA 966477695
Tasty Tasta´m !
Tasta´m means “taste me” in Valenciano and is the name of this chic restaurant serving Valencian cuisine on the Plaça del Pais Valencia, not far from the now redundant Bullring in Ondara. The glass and chrome decor give Tasta´m a suave modern feel.
The menu del día costs €14 plus 10% IVA and whilst some of our group chose from this offering others went á la carte.
The menu members selected a filo pastry bolognesa with cheese and a very tasty sauce and salad for their starters, whereas the others chose entremesas, home made croquetas and deep fried prawns with a sauce that could have been a bit spicier.
On the wine front we decided initially to go with house selection of white from Tierra de Castilla and called Senorio de Iniesta which was a Sauvignon Blanc (€7). Unfortunately the Ribero del Duero wine we wanted was not available, so our host decided to opt for a Bobal from Utiel Requena called Dehasa del Nandu (€16), which we discovered, had an alcohol content of 15% !!
For main course the menu del día lunchers tucked into revuelto of artichokes and chorizo and a meloso of octopus. The off piste diners enjoyed home made hamburgers and fries and roast slices of duck breast.
Overall a tasty lunch and Tasta´m should do well in the summer months when their extensive patio area will no doubt attract a lot of customers. The cost was €24.38 p.p. including coffees, but no brandies (because of the red wine).