Calle de Guillem de Castro, 118
Tel.: +34 963 746 665
Overall rating: 6.5/10
Date of visit: November 2011
La Sucursal is one of three restaurants in Valencia that holds a Michelin star at the time of writing (April 2013).
I’m not going to say so much about the food this time. We chose the modern tasting menu (they also have traditional one for €48) priced at €70.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with the food at La Sucursal, and nothing was overcooked, nor undercooked, and everything was well presented. But I just didn’t see any soul in the food, nor any real depth of flavour. I never felt the bliss I often feel when I eat really good food. One of my companions also said that she always felt that there was something missing in each course. Two courses did come somewhat close to making me feel blissful though: The cuttlefish with ink consomme and the first dessert a la piña colada.
Risotto with oyster leaves and pancetta:
Cuttlefish with beans and onions:
Then with ink consommé:
Red mullet with cauliflower two ways:
Pork with quinoa and salsify:
Dessert a la piña colada:
Grape ice cream, cherries, red wine sponge cake, white chocolate dusted with cocoa powder:
I didn’t feel as pampered here as I’ve done at certain other restaurants, but the service was friendly and attentive as could be expected. One thing I really liked was that when I described what types of wines I liked, the sommelier brought two bottles each of red and white for us to try, so we could decide.
A glas of wine was 5 euros, which was cheap compared to what I was used to in Denmark.
I’ve been to 10 restaurants with Michelin stars, and three have easily been the worst: Era Ora in Copenhagen, Daniel in New York (which even holds three stars), and, sadly, La Surcusal.