Course After Course in the Courtyard
Located in the Plaza Carmen, in the Barrio del Carmen, the Asador del Carme offered a charming and satisfying outdoor dining experience. We chose a price fixe menu that began with salted peanuts, a chicken croquette appetizer, and a cheese/apple/walnut salad with cheesy anchovy toast before moving on to grilled salmon, a mixed platter of sausages, ribs, and potatoes, and a dessert sampler with cheesecake, spice cake, and tiramisu. As course after course crowded our table, a stray cat watched us from across the plaza, too wary to approach but clearly hoping we’d drop some morsels. Finally, the waiter brought a monumental decanter of a sweet white dessert wine with tiny, chilled glasses for a digestif. At just 20 Euro (a few years ago), the meal was one of the best values we encountered in Spain
, and a must-try if you’re in Valencia.