Since June this year Hills Cafe & Restaurant in Benahavis has been delighting its diners with an exclusive degustation menu once a month at an extremely affordable price compared to others being offered on the Costa del Sol. Salmorejo spheres, Corvina ceviche, Grilled leeks with beurre nantais sauce and smoky mashed potatoes, Ajoblanco with foie gras shavings, Red mullet with manzanilla sherry foam, Morels mushrooms cooked in duxelle sauce, Grilled squab breast with Amontillado sherry sauce and rhubarb, black garlic mayonnaise… are only some examples of the “melt-in-your-mouth” dishes our Chef has concocted.
But what exactly is degustation?
“Dégustation” is (by Wikipedia) the careful, appreciative tasting of various foods, focusing on the gustatory system, the senses, high culinary art and good company. It is an extensive sampling of smaller portions of dishes of the Chef’s choosing. Chef’s are essentially artists and tasting menus can be an opportunity to get creative with different dishes and show off their skills.
Why should YOU try a degustation menu at our restaurant in Benahavis?
- You get to try a little bit of everything without having to worry that you haven’t made the best selection. How many times have you spent the rest of the meal second guessing your choices? As a “foodie” why not let the chef lay out the meal for you? This is just what a restaurant degustation experience offers.
- You can try something you haven’t had before; it may be an unfamiliar french ingredient or a new and exciting vegetarian flavour combination but at least one, if not many, of the courses are likely to appeal to your taste buds in a way an ordinary meal never quite has.
- It’s a great opportunity to discover the culinary world; you can learn not only about the delicate art of food tasting but also about preparation, presentation, and complimentary flavour combinations.
- Learning something new together is a fantastic way for people to bond and build stronger connections with each other.
Keep checking our website for the next one!