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Taste the menu of the Emperador Restaurant

Labels: Gastronomy

As you know, last April 5, the Montíboli hotel celebrated its reopening after the reform and improvement of our facilities. The Emperador Restaurant, besides renewing its furniture, has also given a fresh air to its menu with the proposals of our Chef Jean Marc Sanz.

So, now is a perfect time for us to surprise you, come and enjoy the changes we have made to our new menu, which we have prepared exclusively for you.

And this year is very special, as are the dishes prepared by our chef, dishes that from now on, you can choose from the new menu served in the Emperador Restaurant. Sample the best mediterraean cusine, good food, local products.

For this reason, we want to share with you the changes to our gastronomic menu, with which we want to tempt your taste buds; so, we say farewell to our gourmet menu where the choice was between three main dishes, three seconds and three desserts, and our classics; to offer you a new menu with a wide variety of tasty options for you to enjoy, the best gastronomy whilst enjoying the beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea.


Gourmet experience in our restaurant

We want you to enjoy the best cuisine during your stay with us, but we also have to say that our restaurant is not only open exclusively for our guests, but also open to all those who like to try new and delicious dishes in beautiful settings; immerse yourself in this gastronomic experience.

So, if you are a gastronomy lover or you are interested in a place to eat in the province of Alicante, you will find in Villajoyosa a wonderful environment where you will undoubtedly enjoy the best Mediterranean cuisine.

The culinary experience commences upon entering the Emperador Restaurant. Our head waiter will accompany you and introduce you to the different starters you may choose from, so you can start your gastronomic experience guided by the hands of an expert who will explain each and every one of the dishes.


Selection of starters “Beginning with”

Selection of starters of the Restaurant

Choose among the delicious starters that our chef has created exclusively to tempt you; where the quality of the product, the creativity and flavour will delight your taste buds.

  • Crayfish and mushroom ravioli, spelette pepper sauce.
  • Duck foie gras, tannings of Cabernet Sauvignon, chutney date toast with granny smith.
  • Scallops with sweet potato brunoises, nuances of anise, fennel bulb and Orange oil.
  • Grilled octopus, dried octopus gel, soya and lime.
  • Vegetables from our own garden, raw and pickled, all seasoned into a form of salad, drizzled with oil and tomato juice.
  • Fried brandade of cod, black garlic aioli.
  • Farm-fresh eggs from our farm, black and white pudding, Iberian broth.

All this accompanied by the most delicious aperitif cocktails created by our master mixologist. Or you have the option to choose the most outstanding wines from our extensive wine list available in the restaurant; Wines from Alicante, French wines… reserves, young wine, vintage wines and grand reserves… That are waiting in our extensive wine cellar for you to share and enjoy. Our sommelier Silvestre will be glad to advise you on what to try.


The best selection of meat and fish

After tasting our delicious starters, it comes the most special moment of the meal, the main course. Jean Marc and his exquisite taste for Mediterranean cuisine has developed a selection of seasonal dishes for all tastes. You can choose between several dishes whose main thread is the flavor.


Selection of fish, our offer "Del mar"

Our hotel with is privileged sea view and having Villajoyosa such a great fishing tradition could not miss the opportunity of including in this new menu, tasty sea flavoured starters.

  • Hake in a Thai broth, citrus and coconut flavour.
  • Cod in its own juices, seaweed flakes.
  • Turbot Fillet, brunoised squid, juices with a squid ink.
  • Fillet of Corvina fish, cream of Valencian vegetables, vinegar reduction.
  • Monkfish loin with crispy noodles, cream of clams, and a “salmorreta” sauce.
Fish selection for the new Restaurant’s menu

You will also have at your disposal daily recommendation dishes, created thanks to the inspiration and research of our Chef Jean Marc Sanz and his sensational team, succulent dishes that will surprise you.


Meat selection, our offer of "La tierra"

And from the sea, we go to the earth. High Quality products with an incomparable raw material are what you will be able to taste in the meat proposal of our chef Jean Marc.

Since our style of cooking is based on the finest haute cuisine; for this reason, the most succulent delicacies of the season are used and the menu will incorporate new dishes depending on the seasonal products, or according to the Chefs creativity or inspiration, which is summarized in the upcoming dishes for you to taste.

  • Authentic sirloin "Rossini" with foie gras escalope and perigourdine sauce.
  • Araiz Pigeon, with the pink breast and thighs cannelloni.
  • Duck leg in confit, parsnip quarters, thin slices of marinated raw turnip.
  • Giunea-fowl breast supreme, quinoa truffle risotto, parmesan cream.
  • Iberian sirloin, reduced pork sauce with honey.
Meat selection of the new menu

Choosing one of our first dishes will be an arduous task, as all the options you will find are very succulent and the cuisine of our restaurant covers a wide range of nuances.

In our restaurant we take care of every detail of each dish aesthetically, but above all gustatory to turn our menu into a gastronomic experience that will delight your senses at all levels.


Dessert selection of the house “El dulce”

And as it cannot be otherwise, we have the sweetest surprises to culminate your a la carte menu, the icing on the cake to sweeten your palate. A series of delicious and well-executed proposals that will fascinate you.

You will find in the new menu a varied bouquet of possibilities to choose... different alternatives so that the only sensation that you have left after your visit to Villajoyosa is satisfaction and the desire to have lunch with us again.

  • Valor Chocolate millefeuille, pistachio cream, red fruits, caramelized pistachios.
  • Assortment of artisan refined cheeses D.O.
  • Cappuccino sponged cake, caramelized, with aroma of typical liquor from Villajoyosa (“Nardo”) and muscovado pearls.
  • Mango tatin, agave syrup, semi-whipped cream, carrot and ginger ice cream.
  • The Valencian citrus orchard, orange, lemon, orange blossom and lemon leaf.
Desserts of the Emperador Restaurant

A perfect way to finish off a meal in our Emperador Restaurant, we will take care of every fine detail to make your time with us a memorable one.


Tasting menu at the Emperador Restaurant

Our gastronomic offer has not finished yet, in our Bar Alhambra we have prepared a menu of snacks so that you can enjoy a series of appetizers with all the flavor of the cuisine Restaurant Emperador.

The best views of the Mediterranean sea will accompany your snack experience. We have at the disposal of all those who want to visit us a very special menu of snacks so that you can enjoy our gastronomy.

A more relaxed option for those looking for an aperitif in the best of environments, the environment and the quality of tasty snacks to enjoy with friends on the terrace of the Bar Alhambra.


So, if you enjoy the pleasures of eating, quality cuisine, the origin of the products used and creativity in its purest state, you have the perfect place to visit in Villajoyosa, Alicante.

Try a la Carte, the new culinary specialties presented by Chef Jean Marc Sanz and his kitchen staff. A culinary experience not to be missed.

We are waiting for you in the Emperador restaurant at the Hotel Montíboli.

¡Bon appetit!

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