Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 96

96 | The Grapevine Issue 170 2014 Eating Out with John Deacon PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES - IT HELPS EVERYONE Sensible comments and up-dating of information etc. are always very welcome at :  gastro@campobello-javea.es © 2013  J.G. DEACON BOOKING: Good restaurants are busy; best to book. Prices are only a rough guide. * = A MICHELIN STAR  “f.” means when closed (fermé) tlj (tous les jours) = 7/7 = everyday RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH LES FOUGUES Restaurante LES FOUGES (and retail delicatessen & fish shop) Cami Paellero 3, Moraira. We think that the re-location and enlargement of this fish shop and restaurant to the coast road just south of Moraira (up a side street just before Pepe la Sal) is the most exciting gastro-event of the year so far; uniquely here is a fish shop attached to a restaurant (or vice versa !). This marvellous French family-run operation offers a huge range of fish and shell fish as well as the best range of French cheeses you’ve seen anywhere in Spain (incl. the divine Boursault) …and a marvellous range of delicious pâtisseries, tartelettes & gâteaux, patés, terrines, French tinned/ bottled specialities and French bread. In their own room are 6 tanks of lobsters ! Also on offer are scallops, fresh haddock, skate, cabillaud/cod, lubina, dorada, oysters, potted shrimps, tarama  and many other sorts of fish and fruits de mer – the range is huge).  Sometimes they have  whole kippers (often out of stock !).  Those who have come to eat must first choose their meal in the shop and it is transferred to the kitchens for preparation. They also serve meat !! The wine list is the most astonishing we have seen anywhere – especially of French wines – because they are at amazing prices (same at retail as at the table). They tell us they are starting to open on some evenings. Arrange a driver to take you home. Booking is essential as, no surprise, it is full most of the time !! A triumph ! How lucky we are to have this ! Tel: 678 488895 / f. Sunday p.m. & Monday otherwise open 10:00 - 18:00h franck@ lesfouges.com / www.lesfouges.com The PARADOR OF JÁVEA OVERLOOKING THE BAY OF JÁVEA ENGLISH SUNDAY ROAST ENJOY A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH SUNDAY ROAST EVERY SUNDAY AT 13:30h The menu consists of a choice of different roasts, roast & mashed potatoes, a selection of vegetables, “gravy” (with mint, apple sauce & horseradish where appropriate) and a ½ bottle of wine, water, dessert and coffee or tea < €25 >. We tried it a fortnight ago and were impressed. TEAS WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY : SEPTEMBER 4th ENGLISH TEA at the JÁVEA PARADOR We celebrate that these superb teas have become such a popular and well established feature of Jávea life and if you haven’t yet been – don’t hesitate ! The hotel offers perfectly made tea (incl. Earl Grey) as well as cucumber sandwiches, delicious scones  (with clotted cream and red jam) and carrot & walnut cake and a glass of Cava to finish.  A delight.   Yes, readers .... this is a triumph and all for €11.  Because the teas have been so successful it remains essential to book [96 579 0200].  Make up a small group - and book early. Click for a List of newly starred Michelin restaurants in Spain and Portugal VERY TOP OF THE CLASS - for all true Gastronauts !   JÁVEA :  Restaurante BONAMB November 2013 saw this superb Dutchowned restaurant win a Michelin star. BRAVO ! But have you been yet ? Situated on the Tarraula roundabout at the end of Cabanes and the beginning of the Benitachell/ Golf Club Road BonAmb offers a sophisticated and comfortable interior and  beautifully laid out gardens and terraces and truly the best cuisine in Jávea.  This award confirms that this most important gastronomic investment in Jávea has been recognised by the professionals and – as we have said before - really puts Jávea “on the gastro-map” completing the triangle of world-class restaurants formed by Quique Dacosta (Denia) and Casa Pepa (Ondara).   Reports from serious gastronauts are consistently full of praise. Look out for their Azpilicueta (Rioja), Crianza 2009 – a delight. Booking strongly recommended. Menus are currently :   Emma at €35 (4 dishes, weekdays only) Flavours of the Montgó  €60 Mediterranean landscape   €75 f.Sunday p.m & Monday.Tel : 96 508 4440 / E-mail: Reservations reservas@bonamb.com   / Website: http://bonamb.com/index.html