Lunch at Binomio in Sevilla
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This past Monday was Andalucía Day and, as I spent the long weekend in Sevilla and Ronda, it was fitting that we had a special lunch on Monday that was made entirely of products and wines from Andalucía. At the suggestion of Shawn from Sevilla Tapas we went to Binomio and I was delighted to see that they not only had Botani on the wine list (both by the glass and bottle) but that they also had Botani 2010. After talking with owner Juan Luís we decided to go with a “tasting menu” of his own devising, which included a few dishes that weren’t on the menu.
We started with marinated sardines on sesame toasts, followed by a delicious soup made of tomatoes and langoustines from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. After that came the best bulltail croquettes I’ve ever tasted, and Juanlu recommended a lovely Gobernador oloroso from Jerez to go with it. He was right, it paired perfectly with the strong flavours in the croquettes. After this we returned to our Botani and had grilled mackerel with mango compote and an elaborately prepared marinated & baked tomato – all delicious – and then a swordfish tataky with tomato tartare sauce, grilled presa with courgette “raviolis” and a creamy wild mushroom risotto. We finished off with a wonderful selection of desserts and were left totally satisfied.
It was my first visit to Binomio and I will certainly be back. The food was amazing, as you can see in the photos, and the service very professional and personable.
Juan de Zoyas 5
Tel. 955 54 57 23