Arros QD

arros QD traditional paella
Drink mat with illustration of a Valencian peasant picking oranges

This new restaurant by famous Spanish chef Quique Dacosta opened in our neighbourhood recently, but I’ve been tracking their development since we heard about it around a year ago. We had been speculating as to where its site would be, what would feature in the menu, etc.

All this excitement is because the focus of the restaurant was on rice. And rice is very dear to Valencian people. And the focus of the restaurant was specifically on rice cooked the Valencian way!

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Integrating with the locals

Have you seen the size of those MEGA STRAWBERRIES 🍓?

We have queued at Russafa’s market, got some cool produce, asked for WHO’S LAST? and then had an excellent flat white and cinnamon roll at Blackbird.

At Blackbird

They have a big glass wall and you can see how they’re busy preparing more pastries on the kitchen.