Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 97

JÁVEA’s TOP MENUS DEL DÍA [ between €14 - €20 : full details in text ] Many restaurants are now producing menusdel-día of such outstanding quality that we thought it best to recognise their achievement in listing them here.  Fuller details in the main text.   Amarre 152   -   Masena   -   El Rancho  -  Parador (€33)   -   Piri-Piri   -   La Plaza Los Remos   -   La Renda   -   Sofia’s (Thurs. only)   -   Tosca   -  Ca’Pepe (Moraira) JÁVEA : CINEMA JAYAN The ENGLISH LANGUAGE MOVIES are now on Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Friday and the special dinner menu offer at La Renda continues. CINEMA JAYAN - special offer (dinner + cinema ticket on Tues - Wed - Thurs – Friday at 18:45h for only €14.50) : The excellent Restaurante LA RENDA  is right beside the Cinema Jayan and offers a preperformance menu del día including your cinema ticket for €14.50 (which means  a meal will cost you €8 !).    This beautifully appointed restaurant offers some some serious, adventurous  and very creative cuisine.  To take up this offer you must book.  Tel: 96 579.3763 / f. Monday / E-mail: larenda.javea@gmail.com N.B. To find out what film is showing, go to : http://www. cinejayan.com/ click “English version”. IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN (from €35+ per head)   Restaurante LA BOHÈME (Jávea, Arenal beach front) : This restaurant is now the best of the French styled/owner restaurants on the Arenal beach front (Los Remos de la Nao & La Perla are two others).   Fine tapas, superb steaks. Menu del dia €15.95. Consistently excellent reports throughout the summer but comments say this is an expensive place (revealed, perhaps, by the excellent refurbishment).  Parador end of Arenal promenade.  Tel : 96 579.1600 / open daily.    /  http://www.javeacompany. com/javeacompany/boheme/index.html Restaurante LE GOURMAND : Carretera Jesús Pobre 202.  It is over a year since Le Gourmand  moved to their new premises and it has very clearly established itself in the affections of the community as one of the very best restaurants in the area.  We have organised two group lunches there – a success with everyone ! Away from the Arenal beach they now flourish and are admired amongst serious eaters.  Booking essential !  For summer there is a large (mostly muzak-free) covered area in the garden. Gastronauts should note they have occasional jazz evenings. Menu-deldía €17.50. Ask to go on their mailing list. Tel: 96 628.9686 /  f. Monday  /  E-mail : legourmand.javea@gmail.com  Restaurante MASENA  (Jávea) :  Go to the end of Cami Cabanes road (behind Barclays) and immediately left onto the Benitachell (Golf Club) road. Beautifully appointed Belgian-owned restaurant with a stylish  air of quasi-Mexican decoration.  Menu-del-dia €17 (but not Sundays).   Good meat a speciality, notably Châteaubriand and steak cooked on hot stone. They are always busy so must book!   Muzak always turned down on request.  Tel : 96 579.3764 / f.  Tues   Web : http://www. restaurantcostablanca.com/restaurantes/ Alicante/Javea-Xabia/Masena/   Sister restaurant to Masena (above) :MASENA at  (Gata) :   Their sister restaurant is situate in beautiful open countryside, with spectacular mountain views, attached to the  riding centre; off the N332 outside Gata. Heading southwards out of Gata, close to the northern entrance to the  gorge, take the last turn, where the buildings end, down to the left.  Also with pool. Menu del dia €17 (but not Sundays).   Tel : 96 505.8475 / f. Mon http://vall-de-cavall. com/seitespa.htm (click on gastronomia) Restaurante LA PLAZA No.6 : (in the “triangular square” (sic) opp. Humpty Dumpty).   All-year-round successful and delightful German-owned establishment offering excellent international cuisine (which can even include an excellent Wiener schnitzel !).  A favourite with residents and in tranquil surroundings.  Menu del dia €12 (midday) & €19.50 evenings. Kitchen open till 23:30h.  Beware : live music one evening a week (Thurs). Tel: 96 646 2314 /f. Monday /  /  www.laplaza6.com  /  E-mail: oliver@laplaza6.net Restaurante (Hotel) EL RODAT (Jávea) We hear that this restaurant has been closed.   The Grapevine Issue 170 2014| 97 | Top of the Class €35 + Top Menu del Dias €14 - 20