50th Birthday!

We had a lovely day.  We went to Javea and walked around the marina and then all of the way up to the other end of the beach to the Arunel where we had lunch.  The sunshine was glorious and we were walking around in shorts and tshirts.  Not something I have done very often on my December birthday.

In the evening we went to a restaurant called Republic in the marina in Denia.  We could not have chosen a better place, the meal was outstanding.

The restaurant has a fabulous ambience, it is really smart but relaxed.  In December all of the glass doors are closed, it would be completely open in the summer.  There is a huge open fire in the middle of the room, which looks stunning.  Huge sofas surround it for you to enjoy a drink before dinner.  The staff are so friendly and efficient, taking care of everything without you really being aware of them.

I had scallops and John had clams to start.  Then we shared a chateaubriand, cooked at the table, which was some of the most incredible melt in the mouth steak I have every tasted.  I must give a really special mention to the frangipane – I love almonds and I can honestly say that this was the best dessert I have ever had!  Fabulous meal, never to be forgotten.

A great day all round!