Costa Blanca Food Holidays, Costa Blanca Beverage Holidays
Casa Les Olives – B&B
Comfortable accommodation in the Jalon Valley
A home from home atmosphere and the ideal starting point for a food and beverage holiday in Costa Blanca, as well as for walkers and those simply exploring the beautiful area…
A warm welcome awaits you at Casa Les Olives.
Resident owner Nick and his team pride themselves on offering excellent hospitality, attention to detail and value for money. Discover this hidden corner of real Spain on the Costa Blanca.
THE JALON VALLEY
The Jalon Valley (Vall de Pop) is known as The Valley of Wine. Magnificent mountains that seem to change every time you look at them. Jalon itself lies in the centre of the valley whilst surrounded by many smaller villages nestled amongst the grapevines, almond and orange trees. In the winter months the Costa Blanca is lucky enough to have nearly as many sunny days as in the summertime. The Jalon valley is a walker’s paradise, with routes ranging from a very gentle stroll to a six hour walk around the Sierra Bernia mountains to the south of Jalon. In late January / early February the whole of the valley is covered with almond blossom, a magnificent blanket of pink and white.
The village of Jalon revolves around The Old Square where you will find a fountain around which there is an open market held on Tuesday mornings. Seen from the square is the famous Jalon Church with its blue dome. Roaming around the many small streets, you will find an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Jalon is very famous for its local wines. There are at least three bodegas (wine cellars) where you can spend many a leisurely hour sampling the various types. But beware, some are very strong!
Jalon was ruled under Arabic domination for five hundred years. The Arabians built two castles, one for the Solana (the Aixa) and another in the Bernie. Both fortresses served to control the valley and the numerous settlers. Further more, the Arabians left behind the typical house style, for which Jalon is famous today, i.e. houses of stone and old bricks with large wooden doors as well as decorated walls.
The Arabic culture influenced life up to its final displacement in the year 1609. After this period the trade with raisins became the major economic activity. With the expulsion of the Arabic’s in 1609, the region lost a high percentage of its inhabitants. After this loss of manpower, many farmers from Majorca settled here and in the 18th and 19th centuries, started cultivating the land, concentrating on grapes and raisin production.
After the war of independence during the 19th century, the Countess Almodovar of Jalon granted a new set of rights, enabling the village to erect public buildings as well as to establish a school and a church. In 1978 thanks to the common efforts of the inhabitants of Jalon, the chapel of the Holy Domingo de Guzman was restored.
Casa Les Olives is a beautiful 18th Century town house situated in the heart of the village of Benigembla in the picturesque Jalon Valley.
Recently lovingly and tastefully restored and renovated to create stylish guest accommodation, whilst maintaining original features, warmth and charm.
Six delightful and individually designed ensuite rooms have been thoughtfully stocked with home comforts to satisfy the discerning guest.
For the comfort of other guests, Casa Les Olives is completely a non smoking establishment. An outside area has been put aside for smokers. No Pets except guide dogs. Not suitable for children under 12.
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Sample Supper Menu
A selection of home-made breads, olives and dips with our compliments to accompany your pre supper drinks.
*Home-made Carrot and Orange Soup topped with Coriander Croutons.
|*Tiger Prawns and Avocado tossed in a Sweet Chilli and Lime Dressing.|
|*Baked Goat’s Cheese accompanied with a Red Onion Marmalade and a Raspberry Coulis on a Mixed Leaf Plate.|
|*Chicken Liver and Cognac Pate served with Toasted Seed Bread and Home-made Apricot Chutney.|
*Pan-fried Tenderloin of Pork accompanied with a Creamy Calvados Sauce.
|*Succulent Thai Chicken presented on a bed of Rice Noodles finished with a mild Thai Green Sauce.|
|*Oven Baked Buttery Hake topped with a Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade.
Butternut Squash Risotto with Garlic, Thyme and Parsley finished with Toasted Pine nuts and Parmesan Shavings.
*All main dishes are accompanied with a selection of seasonal vegetables.
*Baked Chocolate and Mascarpone Cheesecake
*Individual fresh Strawberry Meringue.
*A selection of Cheeses served with oatmeal crackers and Grapes.
Contact: Casa Les Olives
Tel:+ 34 965581383
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