CHAPTER 1: The day I learned about l’encesa

"The sun had not yet touched that heart-leaf from our vineyards as I finished adjusting the lace of my espadrille, seated on my old wooden chair under the reed pergola that presided over the family’s orchard. In the background, the Mediterranean Sea. My bones still numb from the humidity and winter cold, I pick up my scissors and trinxets knife to start pruning the vine. A couple of hours later, my wife makes breakfast for my four children and her mother. The smell of freshly brewed coffee brings me inside and I pick up my usual bowl while [...]

2022-05-13T12:25:48+00:00mei 2022|Niet gecategoriseerd|

L’encesa, Our 2022 Season With A Lot Of Light

L’encesa, Our 2022 Season With A Lot Of Light This 2022 season we start a cycle around  the light. Only when the tunnel is completely dark, you can see the true light. Light, a vital element of the "magic" that originates in gastronomy. L'encesa is a thousand-year-old fishing art that was practiced on the cliffs of our Marina Alta. It consisted of pointing a light source at the sea in order to attract good quality fish. Some brave countrymen, not professionally skilled in fishing, used this method risking their lives every winter night in search for a [...]

2022-03-16T08:30:25+00:00februari 2022|Niet gecategoriseerd|

2019-2020: Heated up by three Suns

2019-2020: Heated up by three Suns We are celebrating, we turned 10! The years 2019 and 2020 are very important in BonAmb's history for very different reasons. In February 2019, the Repsol Guide awarded us its highest distinction, achieving the prestigious 3 Repsol Suns. Just one year later, the health crisis caused by Covid-19 stopped the entire planet. Our 2019 season was called Trueque, in homage to that exchange of gastronomic riches, with ancient civilizations arriving from the Mediterranean Sea. Our day to day passed with the same fire that there was in those gastronomic markets. Our [...]

2022-03-16T09:35:42+00:00oktober 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

2017-2018: We keep cooking the dream

2017-2018: We keep cooking the dream X Anniversary We are celebrating, we turned 10! We turned 10 this year, and we have always believed that it is essential to observe the past, to look at the future. That’s why we want to review our decade of life, through a series of articles. Today we publish the fifth instalment: 2017-2018: We keep cooking the dream. In 5 years of existence, we achieved 2 Michelin Stars and 2 Repsol Suns, in addition to many other official recognitions and especially from our guests. We were proud, overwhelmed by so much [...]

2021-09-28T07:26:54+00:00september 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

2016: A second Star guides us.

2016: A second Star guides us X Anniversary We are celebrating, we are turning 10! We turn 10 this year, and we have always believed that it is essential to observe the past, to look at the future. That’s why we want to review our decade of life, through a series of articles. Today we publish the fourth instalment: 2016: A second Star guides us. We come to a very special year in the existence of BonAmb. Just three years after debuting in the Michelin guide, we were awarded the second Star. After just five years since [...]

2014 – 2015: A second Sun shines on us

2014 - 2015: A second Sun shines on us X Anniversary  We are celebrating, we are turning 10!  We turn 10 this year, and we have always believed that it is essential to observe the past, to look at the future. That's why we want to review our decade of life, through a series of articles. Today we publish the third instalment: 2014 - 2015: A second Sun shelters us. For BonAmb, the period of 2014 and 2015 was one of assuming and managing many changes. We premiered the first Michelin Star and the first Repsol Sun, [...]

2021-08-13T12:50:25+00:00augustus 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

2012 – 2013: the first star lights up

2012 - 2013: the first star lights up X Anniversary We are celebrating, we are turning 10! We turn 10 this year, and we have always believed that it is essential to observe the past, to look at the future. That’s why we want to review our decade of life, through a series of articles.  Today we publish the second one, 2012 - 2013: the first star lights up. After a year of life with all the work involved in opening a restaurant, we were facing our second year with the aim of continuing to grow and [...]

2021-07-02T10:53:37+00:00juli 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

2011: the beginning of the beginning

2011: the beginning of the beginning  X Anniversary  We are celebrating, we are turning 10!  We turn 10 this year, and we have always believed that it is essential to observe the past, to look at the future. That's why we want to review our decade of life, through a series of articles. Today we publish the first one, 2011: the beginning of the beginning.   The year 2011 was a special year for all of us, after several months of refurbishing of the property that existed before BonAmb, we decided to carry out the first great challenge of BonAmb: to open in [...]

2021-07-02T10:17:49+00:00juni 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

X Anniversary

We are celebrating, we are turning 10! On July 27, 2011, we opened the doors of this great adventure called BonAmb. Almost 10 years later, we have all aged, gained more wrinkles, some lost their hair, but we all retain the same Passion, Eagerness and Work effort, as that first day. In a decade a lot of things can happen, but for us it has passed at the speed of light. We were born as a restaurant, we grew up, achieved important recognitions, welcomed our sister Casa Pepa, overcame many obstacles, worked with great passion, and enjoyed [...]

2021-04-06T18:46:15+00:00april 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

Creative steps for a new season

Creative steps for a new season The season finales are exhausting. After a whole gastronomic year working to give the highest quality in each service, rest is highly anticipated. However, the kitchen is our passion and our restaurant never sleeps, even when closed to the public. The day after the end of the season, the next season begins. The dining room and kitchen teams analyze the finished season, take inventory, and begin their creative processes for the next season. This time we‘ll tell you about the steps and actions taken by the kitchen as it prepares for [...]

2021-02-13T12:05:57+00:00februari 2021|Niet gecategoriseerd|

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