Tourists often come to Spain with the intention of trying one of our most renowned dishes: rice or paella. We produce rice in the south of Spain, in Valencia and there is no doubt that we love rice, rice with chicken, with game, with rabbit, with pork, with vegetables… I am sure that you grasp the idea. Although many come with the intention of eating a mind boggling paella, few do and that is because a rice dish is a somewhat difficult dish to master. The rice has to be cooked just right and it must be very savory cooked by slowly incorporating the broth. It is no secret that in Spain we often say that the best rice dishes or paellas are prepared at home. Not to fret, there are places where you can have great rice and one of those places is La Bomba Bistrot.
La Bomba Bistrot is a French decorated bistrot run by Christophe, the chef and by his wife Cristina who is in the dining room. The restaurant also has a lovely terrace which is surrounded by greenery making it a delight on a spring or summer night.
If you are a Bloody Mary fan you might want to start off your meal with one. As you can see two of us went for it and the other two had vermut.
Christophe knows his rice and he has been perfecting his method for years.
Do not let the post lead you to believe that all you can have here is rice. Christophe also prepares a delicious roasted chicken and he carries butifarra (a type of sausage) from Hermanos Rovira. There are always season vegetables as well.
I love his cannelloni stuffed with guinea fowl.
And when it is time for dessert there is no doubt that the pavlova is the way to go. I have fallen in love with this merengue based dessert filled with chianti cream and topped with passion fruit, berries, raspberries and strawberries. It is the perfect way to end your meal and leave you craving for more.