Accommodation and food

Accommodation is in a modern apartment in Arenas, in the aptly named ‘Calle de la Fuente’ (which means source or spring in Spanish).  It comprises a bedroom, study, and ensuite bathroom (with 10Mb wireless internet) on the second floor of a duplex.

The first floor is my own workspace, which I share with my wife Bea and Jorge Alvarez, an event producer.

Food for body, mind and soul is an integral part of Parenthesis, so meals matter.  There are a range of culinary possibilities, including everything from One Star Michelin Restaurant ‘Val de Palacios’ (45 mins drive away) to picnics by a mountain stream.

However, we have found that it works best to have much of the food laid on.  Fidel Alarcon, a local cook and a wonderful character, prepares fabulous food specially for us. Food like…..

  • Spinach salad with lentils, grated carrot, soused quail and tuna steaks.
  • Roast duck breast with oriental lime sauce and toasted sesame on a bed of japanese seaweed and bean sprouts
  • Langoustine in Thai coconut curry sauce with lemongrass and ginger
  • Roast beef carpaccio with capers and parmesan
  • Japanese style toasted salmon with sake teriyaki sauce
  • Moroccan style roast lamb tajine with apricots, dates, carrot, pumpkin and quince