On a sunny day there’s nothing quite like jumping in the car to escape the town or for a few hours and to slow down with a nice lunch and a good walk in the Jalon Valley in the north Costa Blanca. It is an ideal location if you hanker for a taste of real Spain – a slower pace of life in a tranquil, country setting – yet also want to be a short hop away from the coast and feel far from the madding crowd.
And while walking through this beautiful and picturesque place we came across a gastronomic gem in the middle of the mountains. The place is called Bistro Selene and we have it on good authority that its excellent cuisine in this lovely countryside setting will leave you wanting to go back again and to tell others of its quality.
This elegant restaurant, which is surrounded by mountains and trees but does not forgo the finest cuisine, opened its doors more than seven years ago now and has since established itself as the top restaurant in the region. Bistro Selene is a timeless restaurant that has grown with excellent traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.
When we talk about its timelessness, we want to emphasize this because it means that this restaurant is the perfect plan for your lunches or dinners out on any day of the year, always adapting to all kinds of public and nationalities with constant ideas at different times of the year.
Its wonderful flavors of Mediterranean cuisine attract many customers. As the owner is Belgian, some touches of the Belgian cuisine are applied and this makes Bistro Selene a luxury of flavors and sensations by combining traditional cuisine with exclusively local and fresh products with the most innovative cuisine of Central Europe, giving rise to a unique fusion that becomes a must to taste.
It is a fabulous restaurant that offers an outstanding service with different menus; seasonal, tapas, exclusive hunting menu in the high season… always innovating and adapting to the demand of the public.
Many visitors come here to try perfectly cooked meats, octopus, goat cheese salads, terrine, and pate. The wine list is diverse and it can satisfy the needs of all clients at all times.
Here below are some of the new dishes you will be able to taste very soon as they are adding these to their menus.
Red tuna with an Italian touch, basil oil, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and red pesto.
Marinated bonito with “Ajo Blanco”, crumble of hazelnut and almond, and pickled onion
Trampantojo de berenjena con romesco
Pickled tuna on a bed of hummus and pickled vegetables
Cold cream of roasted vegetables with pickled tuna and dried cherry tomatoes
Low-temperature egg with truffle cream, truffle oil and crunchy panko, and almonds.
And if you like a good chocolate mousse with ice cream as a dessert the this is also available to put a finishing touch to your meal.
Service at Bistro Selene is something that one can call fabulous, the cuisine is excellent and the setting superb. All in all Bistro Selene is a wonderful place to dine. Therefore if you have a special occasion coming up or indeed you just want to spoil yourself a little, then we can’t recommend Bistro Selene highly enough in one of the most beautiful places hidden in the province of Alicante.
Their fabulous team is waiting for you to make your lunchtime or evening truly wonderful.
Address: Partida Cutes, 17, Jalon
Tel: +34 602 60 07 51