L’escaleta: A Michelin-Starred Culinary Symphony Amidst Alicante’s Tranquil Mountains

Embark on an extraordinary journey to L’escaleta, where the stars not only grace the Michelin guide but adorn every dish. Join us for a gastronomic adventure curated by two culinary visionaries—Chef Kiko Moya and Sommelier Alberto Redrado—amidst the serene landscapes of Alicante.

Gastronomic Genesis

In the midle of Cocentaina, Alicante, a dream was sown in the ’80s—a dream that flourished into the iconic L’escaleta. What began as a familial endeavor now stands as a testament to tradition and innovation, with cousins Kiko Moya and Alberto Redrado at the helm, steering the legacy forward.

Kiko Moya: A Culinary Maestro’s Journey

Embark on the gastronomic odyssey of Kiko Moya, the visionary chef of L’Escaleta in Cocentaina. This Alicante native not only bears the prestigious Michelin stars but has also been honored with the Prix Chef de l’Avenir by the International Academy of Gastronomy—an accolade celebrating 28 years of recognizing the world’s culinary maestros.

His culinary pilgrimage began as a Técnico Superior en Restauración at CdT Alicante, shaping his early devotion to the culinary arts. The transformative summer of 1998 saw Kiko at the iconic elBulli, an experience he fondly regards as life-changing.

In 1999, Kiko Moya embraced the legacy of L’Escaleta, becoming the second generation to helm the familial kitchen. Surrounded by rivers, mountains, and rugged rocks, L’Escaleta transcends mere dining—it’s a voyage into the rustic charm of the countryside, a shift orchestrated by Kiko himself.

In the harmonious blend of culinary innovation and familial tradition, the kitchen and dining room at L’Escaleta become a symphony where generations coexist. Here, the past and present dance in culinary tandem, creating an atmosphere that beckons patrons to share in the rich tapestry of Alicante’s gastronomic heritage.

Sommelier’s Overture: Alberto Redrado’s Vinous Symphony

In the embrace of the cellar, Alberto Redrado, the virtuoso sommelier, curates an ensemble of over a thousand wines. A recipient of Spain’s Best Sommelier Award, Alberto shares, “Today, what entices me most are the new wines of the Mediterranean—Spanish, French, Greek, Cypriot, Italian, Sardinian, Corsican, and Lebanese.”

Epicurean Journey

At L’escaleta, gastronomy transcends the ordinary; it’s an epicurean journey through the soul of Alicante. Delight in the poetic symphony of seasonal delights, a menu meticulously crafted to mirror the essence of local treasures. Each dish is a canvas painted with the vibrant flavors, inviting patrons into an unparalleled culinary experience.

Indulge in the artistry of Kiko Moya’s creations, where traditional Spanish flavors meet avant-garde techniques. Every dish is a story—a testament to the commitment to excellence that has secured L’escaleta’s esteemed position in the elite realm of Spanish cuisine.

Enchanting Venues

Beyond its Michelin-starred dining, L’escaleta unfolds into enchanting venues for extraordinary events. Montcabrer, a haven at the foot of the mountain, offers a natural backdrop for weddings. With a cozy hall, lush gardens, and a pool, it’s an idyllic setting for celebrations, accommodating up to 350 guests.

Finca Ferrero, nestled at the foot of the Serra Mariola, unveils a panoramic glass hall for up to 500 guests. Surrounded by lush greenery, it provides a picturesque setting for ceremonies, cocktails, and banquets. The option to book the Hotel Ferrero, a historic masia turned luxury hotel, adds an extra layer of charm.

Finca Marqués de Montemolar, a protected heritage site, showcases 19th-century architecture amidst breathtaking landscapes. Whether an intimate affair or a grand celebration, its multifunctional spaces adapt seamlessly to all kinds of festivities.

Culmination of Elegance

At L’escaleta, the stars not only adorn the Michelin guide but grace every aspect of your experience. Each dish, meticulously crafted by Kiko Moya, tells a story of tradition and innovation. Alberto Redrado’s curated wine selection enhances every flavor, turning a meal into an extraordinary adventure. Join us at L’escaleta, where culinary artistry meets timeless elegance, and every visit is a journey into the heart of Alicante’s rich culinary heritage.

Contact details:

Subida a la Estación del Norte, 205

03824 Cocentaina, Alicante

965 59 21 00

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