Staying at the AC Palacio we stumbled upon the El Claustro. Set in the beautiful courtyard of the hotel our expectation wasn't high, a nice looking hotel restaurant after a 4 hour drive from Alicante.
Well what a pleasant surprise to find that we were about to have one of the best meals of our lives washed down with a very drinkable Albarino.
Sherry to begin with some cheese and mushroom savoury crisps. Choice of breads with some intensely flavoured olive oil. Starters: very generously sized pork and camembert, quince and cheese, savoury vegetables. An amuse of octopus salad followed by various mains: ox tenderloin, monkfish, lamb. A selection of deserts topped off with some sensational petit fours.
Per head a price of 66€ for what all of us would put in our top 10 meals out. Excellent.