When it comes to fine dining then there is nowhere better in the Costa Blanca than the unique Puerto Blanco restaurant set in the surroundings of the marina in Calpe as it exudes quality and sophistication when you enter through the beautifully designed gates into the large car park.
This stunning restaurant with poolside seating, lagoon and tropical garden has a beautiful ambience perfectly suited to their Mediterranean & Contemporary European dishes.
With a mouthwatering menu, fantastic service and an unrivalled ambience, we felt it was our duty to make you aware of the wonder that is Puerto Blanco.
We recently spoke to five ladies who visited Peurto Blanco in Calpe to try out the pre-priced Menu Destello at €30 and Menu Sentidos at €40.
Three of the ladies opted for the €30 Menu Destello and the other two went for the €40 Menu Sentidos.
Everyone at the meal was given a canape and home baked breads with four different kinds of butter and ailoi to kick off their evening before settling down for their starters
On the €30 Menu Destello, they were treated to a spectacular seafood starter of salmon and lobster croquettes piquillo and basil aioli escalivada, nuts and basil. This stylish dish was an explosion of different tastes and textures, with an outstanding presentation.
Positive reviews of the salmon led to two of the ladies ordering it for their main as a fillet in papillote with wakame, ginger and citrus. The warming of the ginger complemented the sweetness of the citrus perfectly, drawing from across the spectrum of flavours without upsetting the balance.
The third opted for Sliced beef fillet with peppers, onions, mushrooms and cream sauce. A classic that although rich, doesn’t weigh you down.
On the €40 Menu Sentidos the remaining two ladies picked the gazpacho and sorbet made with vegetables from the restaurant’s very own garden, some of the freshest ingredients you’ll ever get, mere meters from being picked to being on your plate.
For mains, they went with Monkfish in a leek sauce with boiled baby potatoes and prawns & scallops sautéed with wine, garlic and cream. A seafood selection of the highest quality, the Mediterranean influence that the restaurant prides themselves on was at the fullest display with this dish.
All five of the ladies went for the same dessert in which they were brought a sabayon inspired dish. The deserts on the menu change daily but always arrive with as showstoppers finishing your meal with a treat not only for the mouth but for the eyes as well.
The thing that Puerto Blanco does best with its dishes is that they’re not afraid to draw from flavours across the board. They find the perfect balance, with no one taste overpowering the rest. The presentation is phenomenal, letting you know that the chefs care about each and every plate they send out. This isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience for all the senses.
With drinks served throughout a lovely evening filled with fantastic service and mouthwatering food to die for, we would love for you to visit Puerto Blanco and try it out for yourselves.
See what they have to offer at http://www.puertoblanco.eu/main/en/home/ & follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/rtepuertoblanco to keep up with the all the latest dishes cooked up by their master chefs.