About six months ago, we were enchanted by the charms of Andalusia. With its beautiful nature, hospitality and tasty food, this region has conquered our hearts. A place where we could find all these assets was Casa Piolas in Algarinejo. The restaurant and tapas bar team welcomes guests from far and near with love and enthusiasm. And that is something you can really taste!
Casa Piolas – amazing people, tasty food
It is quite an effort to reach Algarinejo, as this village is located at about 120 kilometers from Malaga Airport and the road leads you through different landscapes culminating in winding roads through the olive groves. We took a comfortable convertible for the occasion, so driving towards Algarinejo itself with the wind in our hair was just as exciting as the meal waiting for us at our destination. Simply delicious!
We have already written an article about our previous visit to Casa Piolas in which you can find the most important information about the restaurant. Do take a moment to find out more. In this report of Casa Piolas, we would like to share our revisit experience. It was nice to see that every dish was different, proving again that there is definitely no lack of creativity at Casa Piolas.
Creativity and experience
We started with a glass of vermouth in combination with the innovative presentation of thé main regional product of the Priego de Cordoba region, namely olives. An olive branch was served with an assortment of olives (green, red and black), olive caviar, an olive-based oreo, two green olive-variants (sweet versus spicy, salted) and an olive praline with a running Martini filling.
After that we tried a creative interpretation of ratatouille with Montefrio goat cheese and tomato vinegraitte.
Our favorite dish of the menu is a combination of tuna tartar with roasted watermelon and olive oil.
An extract from the Sefardian kitchen with quail with a smoked eggplant mousse is up next.
Time to roll up our sleeves now, as we got no cutlery for this green taco of lettuce with Iberic streaky bacon, mussels and chipotle sauce filling.
The ‘beluga caviar’ dish with lentils, Iberian pork cheeks and foie was a true delight.
Fish sticks are always a success, which is also the case in this menu, as we got cod in a crispy jacket, served with garlic mayonnaise.
At Casa Piolas they do like to work with smoke. This time they used smoke to complete a dish consisting of Iberico pork with beans, ‘michirones’, chorizo and hummus.
Time flies, because we were served dessert before we knew it, and this time it was a chocolate brownie millefeuille with roasted cream.
We concluded with “Pionono” pastry from Granada flambéed with aniseed from Rute.
In terms of drinks, we had to refrain ourselves as we still had a drive with our convertible ahead of us after our meal. That’s why we only had a tasting of some extraordinary drinks, and we are of course happy to share the line-up with you.
Casa Piolas in short…
Another successful lunch at Casa Piolas in Algarinejo! During our next visit, we just have to try the tapas because the jamons hanging from the ceiling just looked way too good. 🙂