Mouthwatering Morsels from Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
A bit of re-branding, a new name (JCG) has meant that he has never really looked back and the Michelin Star was first awarded to JCG a couple of years ago. We visited again last week and he seems to have found his feet and we had a superb meal in fabulous surroundings (we ate on the terrace that night which had just opened for summer, whereas on previous visits we had always eaten inside). The terrace is a haven of peace and tranquillity (despite the quayside being pretty busy with passing pedestrians). The view to the Arab fortress of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro is delightful.
OK, so it is not cheap (show us a Michelin Star restaurant that is) but when you see (and taste) the rather remarkable end result then we reckon it is worth the money for the odd splurge on a special occasion. We had the 15 course tasting menu at 99€ a head including tax. With a drink each on very comfortable sofas before being seated at our very ample table for 4, plus three bottles of good wines between the 4 of us, the total bill was 524€. Not at all bad for something rather extraordinary and with excellent and attentive service (that never felt too overpowering or in one’s face!). The whole experience took almost 5 hours and was taken at a wonderfully relaxing pace.
We don’t claim to be restaurant critics, we will leave that to others, but our experience at JCG was so memorable we have to share it with you. There is normally a dish that disappoints in visits to Michelin Star restaurants in our humble opinion, but here nothing seemed to do that on this occasion. If you are a true foodie sybarite then this is a place for you. Here are a few photos just to torment you!
Restaurant JCG: Pza. de la Capilla.
Puerto de Málaga. 29001.
Telephone:952 00 35 88
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 13.30 – 15.30 and from 20.30 – 22.30
Closed Sundays and Mondays
You can book online too via : http://www.restaurantejcg.com/es/contacto.html