Apr 132012

L´ANTIGA ESCOLA, TOLLOS (34) 965518328


Toiling in Tollos


This was the fifth visit since 2004 by our Lunch Club to the inland village of Tollos, about a fifteen minute drive to the east of Castell de Castells.

The owner of Antiga Escola, Scotsman David Peterson, has been toiling away in this wonderful restaurant in the old village schoolhouse for the past eleven years and, as he is going to retire on June 3rd 2012, if you want an outstanding lunch in a mountain countryside setting, book soon.

The Antiga Escola is open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday and is offering a Farewell Menu for €22 not including wine. We were presented with a flavoursome amuse bouche before our starters arrived; these included toasted goat´s cheese with homemade chutney, a spinach crepe and a Thai prawn salad –all freshly made and delicious.

For main course our group selected roast pork with apricots and wild boar in a rich wine sauce. The choice of other dishes ranged from roast mountain lamb, to oven baked cod or salmon, to entrecote or Thai chicken curry.

Our selection of desserts were apple pie and ice cream and chocolate mousse, both homemade. The other desserts on offer were blueberry & almond pie, Chocolate Decadence with ice cream & hot chocolate sauce or tropical fruit sorbet.

With our lunch we enjoyed the Marques de Riscal Verdejo Rueda and a Toro wine called Gago which were priced at €15 & €19 respectively. Together with coffees the total cost of an exceptional lunch came to €35.50 p.p.

SL 82





NB This restaurant closed in June 2012