Namu’a is a tiny, uninhabited island off the east coast of Samoa’s Upolu island, considered one of 4 within the Aleipata Islands.
A ten minute boat trip will get you there from Upolu, and you may see all of it in an hour’s stroll.
Alternatively you’ll be able to go to Valencia’s Avenida del Puerto, the place the island impressed restauranteur Victor when naming his eatery.
You might be certain of a heat welcome, particularly for those who occurred to be his instructor at main faculty.
There is a superb tasting menu at 23 euros which presents three imaginative tapas (and infrequently a fourth thrown in for those who occur to have taught Victor in main faculty), after which a important dish, which in my case was a variation on Asturian Fabada, drenched in beans and a wealthy sauce.
The tapas on our day had been all lovingly ready within the open-view kitchen, and consisted of a variation on patatas bravas, stuffed peppers and ‘bullit,’ a tangy vegetable ensemble.
There’s a good choice of wines from all Spanish areas, together with a brand new favorite of mine, El Palomo Cojo.
The crockery can be pretty particular, with every plate or dish’s design inviting the thoughts to wander because the style buds sparkle.
The restaurant is spacious, with minimalist however tasteful decor.