Restaurant review: Ovo – Gourmet restaurant at hotel Lopesan Villa del Conde

16 01 2015
Restaurant Ovo

Restaurant Ovo

The distinguished Club Restaurant Ovo is situated in the central building of hotel Lopesan Villa del Conde next to the central square. In its envolving interior of simple elegance, the Ovo permits to taste pleasantly a virtuos creative cuisine.

Visited Ovo twice, New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and few days later. Review is combination of these two visits, which differed quite a lot from each other.

NEW YEAR’S EVE (SYLVESTER) DINNER

New Years Eve Menu at Ovo - reijosfood.com

New Year’s Celebration is spectacular not only because of better climate compared to Finland but also way of celebrating and enjoying party. Dinner was also perfect as well as service. What was extremely unique, hotel gave a food allergy card in check-in, which was useful whole stay. And it proved to be working already during New Years’ Eve dinner although menu was fixed.

Dinner started with Appetizer consisting of three delicacies. Names of goodies can be seen on Menu above.

Then came the soup where you could see how well restaurant took into account the food allergy card. Tomato soup instead of cream.

Lobster with side dishes was great! Cooking was perfect because lobster meat was soft, not chewy.

Meat, beef tenderloin, was prepared with talent and it was one of the best red meats eaten ever.

For dessert combination of sweet goodies but not too sweet. Perfect ending for the dinner. Ups, forgot glass of Lanson, which actuallu ended the dinner.

Starters at Ovo - reijosfood.comTomato soup at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Cream soup at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Lobster with flower garden at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Beef at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Dessert at Ovo - reijosfood.com

RE-VISIT and STANDARD A LA CARTE LIST

Second visit was few days after New Year’s Eve. Expectations were high as we were amazed by the service and food served last time. We did not need food allergy card because main waiter remembered changes what needed to be made, excellent!

Dinner started with greetings from the kitchen, soup and vitello tonnato Ovo way. Best part of the dinner, unfortunately.

Starters, giant shrimps and Ceasar salad, were ok but not that impressive as we expected. Ceasar salad missed taste of anchovy and garlic.

Main course, sea bass, was prepared too early. It was not anymore enough warm and crisp.

But service, it was again professional and polite.

Appetizers at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Shrimps at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Ceasar salad at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Fish at Ovo - reijosfood.com

Restaurant Ovo can be gourmet restaurant if it wants. Service is outstanding and it really takes into account customer. But gourmet restaurant needs to serve stable quality when it comes to food. This was not the fact at second visit. However, Ovo maybe is the best restaurant in Costa Meloneras.

REVIEW: FOOD 4/5 – SERVICE 5-/5 -OVERALL GRADE 4+/5


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5 responses

17 01 2015
talkavino

Looks very exquisite! Did you drink the Shaya? If you did, did you like it?

17 01 2015
reijosfood

Yes I did. It was better than avarage Spanish white wine. Quite difficult to find full bodied Spanish white wines. Any suggestions?

17 01 2015
talkavino

Shaya Habis ( can’t tell from the label if this is what you had) is one of my favorite Spanish wines, rivaling Chardonnay in my opinion. Also for the Verdejo, look for Martinsancho wines. I recently had wine called Navaherreros Blanco de Bernabeleva Vinos de Madrid – it is a Roussanne based blend, which was full bodied and outstanding. Overall, look for the wines made out of Godello grapes, for instance Rafael Palaciós As Sortes Valdeorras DO – it was spectacular. Lastly, I would highly recommend white wines of an excellent Rioja producer – Lopez de Heredia – delicious.

17 01 2015
Moritz

Looks really good, but it’s kind of sad to hear the quality was not top-notch all the time. It’s always kind of disappointing is weakened by little things. Apart from that, the food looks amazing!

17 01 2015
reijosfood

True! Food was dissappointment second time. But prices are affordable.

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