L’Interdit in the town of Altea started as a tea shop, with delicious cakes. And then continued to expand. Their aim was always to home bake everything: from delicious French quiche to Argentinian empanadas and Italian focaccia, all their pastry is made by them at their own premises.
While their homemade cakes vary on daily basis, from the Apple Special to the Brownie or Chestnut Cake, the fix menu of L’Interdit is created upon several baked specialties, with special care to ingredients and quality standard. As Claudia, the owner, says: “We started this when our customers suggested that we should offer savoury products and healthy snacks.”
Among the delicious home baked specialties, L’Interdit take pride in their delicious quiches, and the recipe for these pastry crusts filled with cheese, bacon and leek, comes from the French side of the family’s owner. They also bake flat bread, more exactly the Italian focaccia, a delicious specialty, usually filled with Brie cheese, tomato or roast beef, among others. This flat oven-baked Italian bread is seasoned with olive oil, salt and sometimes herbs, and goes perfectly as antipasto, appetizer, table bread, or snack.
L‘Interdit also serves a range of nine tapas including salmon, homemade meatballs or the Argentinian empanadas, typical pastry stuffed with chicken or beef (the name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread). Their tapas can be served as menu, of 3 choices of tapas and a drink, for €11.90 menu that comprises of three courses and a drink. Their tasty tapas led to the venue having been included in the last autumn’s Gastronomical Route of the town of Altea, Fruites de la Tardor – a route about products, history and flavors, comprising 9 locations that prepared specially designed tapas for the occasion.
One thing that shouldn’t be missed, at L‘Interdit, is the breakfast. “From cereal, yogurt, to croissants and toasts, there is absolutely nothing artificial in our food” says Claudia. So next time you pass by the beach in Altea, take the street of Sant Pere and stop by their beautiful terrace with plenty of shade and nice sea view, and also ask for their gluten free bread, lactose free products as well as vegetarian options. If you are celiac there are good choices to be had, at L’Interdit.
Visit L’Interdit at Carrer de Sant Pere 11, Altea, or on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/linterditcafeteria/