Remember the costaleros? Saw this brilliant bus stop ad today, encouraging people to take the bus during Semana Santa. 🙂
[Cinta, daughter María, Inma, Estela]
My lovely friend, and former WLT colleague, Cinta Romero (on the left) has been running La Cochera del Abuelo since May 2016. Originally a coach house, for many years it was a small family-run bar called El Abuelo. When Cinta took it over she transformed it into a charming spot for private gastronomy and wine events, catered by some of the best chefs in the city.
This week her project has taken a new turn, with Cinta opening La Cochera to the public with set menus on Thursday-Friday-Saturday evenings. Chef Bosco Benitez Ruíz del Pozo is at the helm with sous-chef Pepe Muñoz. I was invited to opening night and this is what we had…
The set menu is fantastic value at 30€ per person (drinks not included) and there is also a vegetarian menu available. We enjoyed some lovely manzanilla, cava and albariño with our meal – the wine list is short but very well thought out. Service is both professional and personal. It’s a great place to go for a special Sevilla dining experience. Reservations are a must as the cosy venue only holds 28 people.
La Cochera del Abuelo
Álvaro de Bázan 2
Tel +34 664 440 636
[chefs Bosco & Pepe]
This ALWAYS grosses me out. Bread baskets re-stacked and reused after being on dirty tables, bar stools, even the floor… never cleaned, the serviettes lining them rarely changed. And in the worst case scenarios, unused bread gets “recycled”. Does this happen in other countries?