Albert & Simon – A Class Act

Sep 17, 2015 No Comments by

The innovative French cuisine at the renowned Albert y Simon restaurant in San Pedro is a unique, culinary experience which fuses flavourful, nutritious foods with beautiful presentation. Creating French food to this standard is an art form that takes a lifetime to master, yet requires that time stand still to appreciate its splendour.

Ideally situated on a bustling corner in San Pedro, everything about this restaurant clearly endorses the fact that it is family owned and managed. Award winning chef Albert Benisty works his magic in the kitchen while his brother, Simon, manages the front-of-house team.

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the charming Simon and, after agreeing it was a little chilly to sit on the terrace, we were shown to our table. Much thought has been put into the décor of this restaurant; with its classic tavern style, romantic lighting and vast wine cellar, it is elegant yet unpretentious. The à la carte and set dinner menus are suitably luxurious. It is rare to peruse a menu and conclude that everything, without exception, is worthy of consideration. I would also suggest that diners take advantage of Simon’s vast knowledge of wines. He was awarded the Outstanding Merit in Wines and Spirits WSET and he is more than happy to suggest wine pairings for each course.

Mastering the art of French cooking is considered by many to be the pinnacle of culinary achievement. We were served a selection of intricate dishes – foams, purées, uncanny textures and countless unexpected flavour combinations all guaranteed to persuade a greedy curiosity to sample as many as possible. We started with the exquisitely presented goat’s cheese, accompanied by the fabulously expansive, complex flavour of quince jelly and walnuts. Other options included an accomplished dish of scallops complemented by a parmesan and black truffle dressing and the marinated salmon with raspberry vinaigrette, served with apple and pineapple which added a sweet note to the dish.

For mains, the wild sea bass was brought back to earth by the fresh, home-made pasta and black truffle sauce, while the berry sauce lent an acidic punch to the delicate venison.

My sweet tooth was satisfied by the decadent pud of “Torrija,” white bread soaked in milk and cooked in the oven, with caramelised banana, smooth coconut sauce and ice cream. Saving the best till last, the grand finale was Albert’s unmissable signature dish, the Grand Marnier Soufflé. Albert y Simon has perfected the art of making dishes which not only fill the stomach but also the heart of the person who eats them. This establishment is the epitome of high quality and creative French cuisine and all at very reasonable prices.

Deserving of all their accolades and fiercely loyal following, the brothers bring a modern touch to an undeniably French fine dining experience.

Albert & Simon

Urbanización Nueva Alcántara Edificio Mirador, Bloque 4-B, San Pedro
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

0034 952 78 37 14. |

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