Valencia is a vibrant city and one of the pleasures for visitors is browsing its bars and restaurants. Cánovas is one of the most popular districts for tourists, being central, close to the main shopping area of Colon and enjoys a large number of eateries offering a wide range of food styles and cuisine.
VÍ Vid were invited to Macabeo snack&wine on Tuesday 19th of September for the launch of their new menu aimed at passers-by, tourists and locals alike. Alejandro Rodriguez opens at 08,00 am for desayuno, (breakfast) which will set you back under 3€ for coffee and a croissant for example. Almuerzo which consists of a bocadillo, drink and a coffee comes in at just under 5€. The difference here though is that the food is all made there and then at the point of order and not pre-prepared. They bake their own bread each day, an important ingredient of their concept and menu as the idea is that the customer can build their own sandwiches using the different flavoured breads. Currently they are baking breads using onion, pumpkin seeds, blueberries and black olives and herbs.
They have a range of options for filling sandwiches including a very tender carrillera (beef cheek) or you could opt for a version of the classic club sandwich with chicken and bacon or black olive bread with brie, jamon and tomato.
Talking of jamon Macabeo has selected a pure bellota,the Iberian pigs fed on acorns and
their ibericos (sliced air-dried sausages and pork loin) comes from the same source.
Whether you go for breakfast or tapas there is a wide selection of tostas, crunchy tostas or pizzas to choose from and we can recommend these. We also enjoyed a fresh salad from their range, and the octopus.
Chef Jorge Sanz believes in the quality of their product and this is why when you order your sandwich you may have to wait a little longer for your choice as it will be freshly cooked and prepared.
Macabeo also has a wine list including some Valencian wines to accompany your choice!
However food of this quality is always worth waiting for and will enhance the experience of shopping or tourism in the area.
Macabeo Cánovas is at Grabador Esteve 33, http://www.macabeocanovas.com , 963364093 and in Facebook.