Sep 092016
 
RESTAURANTE PITONS,  PEDREGUER   654872338

 ★★★★★ 


El Quijote on the movedsc01275

 

 

 

Restaurante Pitons is located on the road between Pedreguer and Benidoleig at Partida Campell 14. It was formerly based in Orba where it operated under the name of El Quijote, but has now moved to larger premises with plenty of parking spots.dsc01277

 

Former customers of El Quijote will recognise many of the rustic pieces of furniture in the new surroundings and there is a substantial terrace for al fresco dining.dsc01276

The menu del día still costs just €12 including a half bottle of house wine which is exceptional value. The wines were from La Mancha and called Carlades.

First up were a selection of tapas on the house – croquetas, cocas, and cheese and jamon on slices of bread.

dsc01280

The starters that we ordered then arrived, a spectacularly presented langoustines and fresh pineapple, avocado with prawns and the famous patatas a lo pobre – a substantial plate of bacon, eggs and sautéed potatoes.dsc01282

 

 

Moving on to our main course we indulged chicken smothered in a delicious mustard sauce, chicken with an excellent spicy sauce and a huge churrasco de ternera.

dsc01286

We rounded off the lunch with almond tart and ice cream and then indulged in the selection  of digestifs which amazingly were also included in the price of the menu del día.

MH 80

May 182012
 
CAL BLANC,  PEDREGUER    965760369

A  hidden Gem

 ★★★★★ 

If there was a competition for the most difficult restaurant to find, Cal Blanc would certainly be a strong contestant. We needed a GPS to locate 2 Cova Santa in the rabbit warren maze of streets that is Pedredguer. The search was however definitely worthwhile and we were rewarded with a sublime lunch.

The restaurant is elegant, contemporary and stylish. Cool jazz was playing quietly in the background as we studied the menu del día which was priced at €16, including a half bottle of house wine.

Three starters were served to everyone –a bite sized portion of goat´s cheese, a champagne glass filled with tiny fried fish and finally Andalucian gazpacho. All titillating and tasty.

The choice of main course was pork sirloin cooked with a mustard sauce, grilled tuna or Fideua. We chose the first two and they were served on a slab of black slate, which looked wonderful but had the effect of cooling the food quicker than if served on a preheated plate. The chef had run a diagonal line of spices across each slate, which was both artistic and practical.

The desserts were all home made and the choice was a chocolate brownie, an apple strudel with ice cream or goat´s cheese flan.

The house wines complemented the cuisine. The white was a Chardonnay called Fontana Mesta from Uclés and the red, an Alicante Monastrell called Sierras Salinas Mo. We completed our lunch with coffees and brandies which edged the price of this gastronomic experience up to €21.72 p.p.

 

MR  81