SAMARUC, DENIA 667785523
Samaruc is run by a brother and sister from Sevilla, a city renowned for tapas. The restaurant is to be found on the outskirts of Denia at Las Rotas in a modest house set back from Denia to Javea road.
The décor inside is also quite modest, but the food is exceptional. There is no menu del día but instead tapas priced at €3.50, €7 and €14.50 depending on the portion size.
Our selection included oxtail meatballs with a ginger and apple sauce, cassoulet of baby broad beans with ham and poached egg, croquettes of Denia gambas rojas, peppers stuffed with feta cheese and paprika and finally croquettes of iberico ham with orange oil. What a feast!
Although some of us were wavering we went on to complete our lunch with fillet of beef and a dish of cooked iberico ham. Our host selected an Albariño from the Rias Baixas called Alectum and a Penedes Merlot from the Torres stable called Atrium, both priced at €18.
All in all this gastronomic experience cost €37.80 p.p.