Resaurante El Medioevo
by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)
It must be some 12 years since I last felt the urge to put pen to paper about a new restaurant, but El Medioevo in the heart of San Pedro de Alcantara has stirred me to do just that.
Before waxing about the food, let me describe the dinning room that seats about 40 and has been created by Miguel Rus in the style of a mini Baronial hall, complete with stained glass windows, suits of armour, carved stone walls, coats of arms, models of jousting horsemen, old coins, and more. There is a lift that takes you down to a private dining room with similar décor for up to 12 people The only things that detracts from the experience are two TV screens, but maybe these could be used to display things of the period - portraits - castles or what have you.
It would be difficult to imagine not finding something to please from the compact menu of 5 or so starters, 5 or so sharing starters, 6 fish, 6 meat and some pasta dishes.
Both the Caesar salad and the warm Goats cheese salad were enough for two and the foie gras, red currents, raspberries, and toasted fruit bread accompaniments, was delicious. For Mains, the Rabo de Toro, in taste and texture, rivaled my wife's superb version - oops!! The Solomillo de Ternera drew exclamations of "melts in the mouth" and "cooked as ordered" and "al dente vegetables for a change" indeed all the dishes that I saw were nicely presented and were making diners smile. We looked at the dessert menu, but having had a more than adequate starter and main, none of us could face more food. Even so mine host insisted on us trying a new creation he is about to introduce of raspberry cake encased in a white chocolate pyramid served with vanilla and white chocolate ice creams We drank an inexpensive Nekeas Rose and a Muga which completed a memorable dining experience, indeed one that we will repeate.
And that, dear reader, is the bottom line, "will we go back" to which the unanimous answer was yes.
El Medioevo can be found In C/ El Pozo, which is in the same pedestrian walkway that Chinalles is in. 50 mt. away in avnd. Maques de Duro. Is a convenient underground car park.
They can be contacted on 951969182
Their day of rest is Monday, and they open for Lunch and dinner for the rest of the week.
Average 3 course meal with wine 35-40€ There is a lunch `menu del dia' for 12€ Bishlin score out of 5 Ambience 4 food 4 menu 3 service 4 value 4 overall score 4 The only reason that the menu score is 3 is there were no Vegetarian options, however with advanced notice, the chef will produce a starter and main that will fill the bill.`
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