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Chef's suggestions at the Califa

  • Something different this winter

Every two weeks throughout the winter our head chef Khadija Essaadi offers you a variable selection of her favourite dishes at the Jardín del Califa.

From October to March here at the Jardín del Califa we offer a range of Chef's specialties as chosen and prepared by Khadija Essaadi our restaurant manager and executive Chef. Every two weeks the suggestions menu changes with five new different dishes on the menu taking advantage of our tasty seasonal produce. We love to offer some classics such as 'Roast chicken with clementines and Arak' or 'M’Hencha - A pastry spiral of fish, squid and prawns with a seafood sauce'  and sometimes something a little different such as 'Quail with grapes, honey and za'atar'. If you are a vegetarian then we always have something special to offer such as the 'Cous cous of Fennel sautéed with Tomato and Sumac' or a 'Mango and roasted beetroot salad with Feta cheese' or our wonderful 'Shawarma of cauliflower with pomegrante, pinenuts and rose petals' . The lunch hours are quiet during the week in winter - just drop in. For weekends and dinner we recommend you book in advance - we are always busy! 

¡Buen provecho!

Khadija Essaadi, Executive chef and restaurant manager of the Jardín del Califa

Khadi's suggestions this winter

03 to 16 Dec
  • Hummus of beans with red pepper muhamarra and walnuts - 6,80 €
  • Spicy lentil croquettes with turmeric and cilantro served with mango and coconut sauce - € 7.00
  • Lamb tagine with artichokes and wild thistle ‘cardillo’ - € 16.00
  • Monkfsh 'Zaefran' with saffron and basmati rice - € 16.80
  • Almond and quince cake served with date sauce - € 5.80
Dec 17 to lunch on December 31
  • Grilled beet salad with whipped feta, hazelnut dukkah and caramelized orange with saffron 7.80 €
  • Baby 'aubergines' stuffed with nuts and red peppers with a touch of spices 7.50 €
  • Barbecued partridge from ‘La Janda’ with spicy sautéed vegetables 14.50 €
  • Vine leaves stuffed with sea bass with coconut, turmeric, lime, chile and cilantro 16.50 €
  • Istanbul Baklava with vanilla and orange € 6.00
01 to January 13
  • Bean soup with clams in the style of Khadija 7.50 €
  • Lobster tail with barberry, lime and chili butter 9.50 €
  • Fish pastela with shredded kunafa 17.50 €
  • Turkey with caramelized fennel, star anise and baby carrot 17.00 €
  • Baklava filled with walnut ice cream 6.00 €
January 18 to February 03
  • White bean soup with merguez sausages € 6.00 
  • Mango and grilled beetroot salad with feta cheese 7.80 €
  • Barbecued quail with honey, grapes and za'atar 16.60 €
  • Squid Cous Cous stuffed with spinach 17.00 €
  • Almond cake bathed with orange blossom and lemon honey 5.80 €
04 to 17 February
  • Zulema salad with avocado, apple and prawns with a date sauce 8.00 €
  • Vol au vent Khadi’s style with fish and prawns 7.50 €
  • Roast chicken with clementines and Arak 15.50 €
  • Barbecue Sea bass with 'chreime' from Tunisia, ginger and coriander 16.20 €
  • Valentine’s very special Strawberry cake  6.00 €
February 18 to March 3
  • ‘Besara’ a cream of bean soup with cumin 5.90 €
  • Tabule salad with apricot, pistachios and orange blossom dressing 7.20 €
  • Shawarma cauliflower with pomegranate, pine nuts and rose petals 14.50 €
  • Cous cous of anchovy and mussel meat balls with fish sauce 16.00 €
  • Baked pears poached with ginger and spices with vanilla ice cream 5.00 €
March 4 to 17
  • Spinach soup with Kefta 5.90 €
  • Warka pastry rolls  with halloumi, tomato and basil 7.60 €
  • Tagine Hadria - Lamb neck with raisins and almonds accompanied by basmati rice 16.50 €
  • Cous cous of fennel sautéed with tomato and sumac € 14.50
  • Middle Eastern Tiramisu with pistachio and orange blossom 6.20 €
March 18 to 31
  • Caramelized pumpkin with sweet spices, lime and green chile 6.80 €
  • Barbecued vegetable soup with basil and beans 5.90 €
  • Chicken tagine with orange and star anise 15.20 €
  • Beef and lamb meatballs with peas, mint and yogurt 16.00 €
  • Chocolate mousse with cardamom and bitter orange 6.00 €
01 to 11 April
  • Spicy halloumi salad with tomatoes and toasted rye bread 7.80 €
  • Crispy fish breuat with shrimp sauce 7.50 €
  • 'M'Hencha' Spiral puff pastry stuffed with white fish, squid and prawns in its sauce 17.00 €
  • Lamb and caramelised fennel tagine with a touch of star anise 16.00 €
  • Frangipani cake with pistachios served with orange blossom cream​ 6.00 €