Venue:- La Montana
Location:- On the road between Bedar and Lubrin
Phone :- 950 39 8856 (Nb. This is the new land line number)
Decided for a run through the mountains today and head for La Montana a small restaurant/bar tucked away in the hills beyond Bedar. We went for lunch - there is no menu del dia, but we already knew that having visited in the past. Your hosts Mathew and Carol (formerly from Finca Listonero) will make you welcome as you peruse their fine dining menu while sipping a drink outside on the patio area. The restaurant itself is split into two small sections either side of the main entrance with the bar at the back - seating is intimate and comfortable and when the cold arrives real fires can be lit in the corner.
There are about five or six choices of all courses and we had the following …
Gazpacho (well it is Spain!) - tasty soup with onion and green pepper to add to taste, delicious.
Fig salad - superb, declared ‘probably the best I have eaten’ - figs from the tree outside, local salad, dressed with their own olive oil (some infused with rosemary and garlic).
Croquettes - not your run of the mill ham and potato, no, these were spinach and pine kernels, exquisite flavour with I thought wonderful.
Chicken stuffed with blue cheese and chorizo wrapped in bacon and served with new potatoes and a side of roasted mixed peppers and courgettes. A large breast with a delicious filling - the plate was cleared (oh! Left a small potato - I wanted dessert!)
The others both had pork loin with mash and the same veggies - one pork was done with a blue cheese sauce the other a mustard sauce - again delicious.
Impossible pie for 3! What is that you ask? Well it is a pie with a pastry base topped with a lemon custard and that topped with almonds - we ate the lot!
Pints with meal (2.50) water and coffees to follow - all a very reasonable 78.50.
This is fine dining in a rural setting - a better meal would be difficult to find - we will return.