Frequency: Monthly: 1st and 3rd Tuesday Evenings at 19:30 Venue: Moraira and local areas Group Leaders: John and Meri Snell
The Dining Group Hosts
The purpose of the group is for its members to have a good time meeting old and new friends while dining out at different restaurants in the Moraira, Teulada and Benitachell areas. The group normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month, from September to November and January to May, at a restaurant chosen by the hosts for that month.
Details of the chosen restaurant, menus and costs are e-mailed to all group members well in advance of the event, and it is then up to the group members, (couples and singles), to decide whether they wish to attend, and then inform the hosts with their menu choices.
Depending on the restaurant, there are six to ten people per table. Table allocation at both events each month is by each couple drawing lots, so seating is allocated, thus giving people the chance to meet new friends, at restaurants that they may not know.
The price per person for the menu will not be more than 30€, to include a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person, water and a staff gratuity. Payment (cash only) is collected by the hosts at the event.
U3A DINING OUT GROUP LUNCH AT EL CAMPO(12/19/2022)-15TH NOVEMBER 2022 Something a bit different for the Members of the Dining Out Group this month – a lunchtime event at El Campo, Benitachell where Brenda and her staff looked after us extremely well, and a good time was had by all. Bookings over the past year or so have dropped considerably in number for a variety of reasons, and we hosts agreed to try having a lunchtime event to see how that would work and whether Members would… [...]
October 2022, Dining Out at the Olive Tree restaurant in Moraira(11/12/2022)-Over 50 members enjoyed the fine dining experience at the Olive Tree on the 4th and 18th of October. Sandra, Harby and their sons Sebastion and Mathew made sure the variety of food and drinks were of the highest order and all served with a smile. Judging by the animated conversations and laughter the diners were all having an enjoyable time, many meeting and making new friends during the evening. Several were reluctant to leave at the end! It was… [...]
September 2022 Dining Out at A’ Cas’ e Renat’ in Moraira(10/6/2022)-After the usual summer break the Dining Out group held 2 events at the Italian Restaurant A’ Cas’ e Renat’ in Moraira during September. The restaurant sits in the heart of the town and opened earlier this year. The owners come from Naples, with Renato and his wife, head chef Maria, providing dishes typical from of that area of Italy; A’ Cas’ e Renat’ did just that for us. To start there was a delicious and varied plate of antipasto,… [...]
May 2022 Dining Out(5/30/2022)-The last events of this season took place at the ever popular BeniAsia Chinese restaurant in Benitachell. The numbers of 24 and 21 on the 3rd and 17th were lower than expected for a variety of well documented reasons affecting our numbers. Then in May we saw a sharp increase of prices in shops and restaurants and we know some people are tightening their belts accordingly. Fan Fan kept to her contracted price without reducing the quality and quantity of… [...]
April 2022. Dining Out at the Attico restaurant(4/25/2022)-Well, what a difference! Diners who came to our first dinner arrived in the pouring rain huddling under umbrellas, whilst those that came to the second arrived in wall-to-wall sunshine. What was the same for both was the excellent food and service that we enjoyed. We left the familiar haunts of Moraira and Benitachell behind and met at the delightful Attico restaurant on the top floor of the Javea Hotel in the port area, with stunning views of the port… [...]
Dining Out at Satari’s – March 2022(3/18/2022)-Abi is back! And at his best! After a break of nearly three and a half years, the U3A Dining Out group met at Satari’s restaurant on 15th March for a special Greek evening meal. Our hosts were Brian and Pat Clarke who, as usual, were very gracious and well organised hosts. We were welcomed by a glass of cava and then our starters were a plate almost overflowing with the most delicious Greek meze for us to share. Of… [...]
February 2022 – The Dining Out at the OliveTree Restaurant(3/6/2022)-During two evenings in February, the Dining Out group went to the Olive Tree restaurant in Moraira. This venue has always been popular with the group, and with the last event being held there in November 2019, it was a welcome return. A total of 83 diners enjoyed a really excellent meal provide by Sandra and her team who supplied varied dishes to satisfy very different palates. After arriving, everyone was offered a welcome glass of cava. To start, diners… [...]
January 2022 – Dining Out group at the Antiquary Restaurant Benitachell(1/24/2022)-Moraira Teulada’s Dining Out Group held its first event of 2022 on 11th and 18th January at the boutique restaurant, Antiquary, in Benitachell. Usually this venue attracts 32 dinners for each of three visits. This year a combination of concerns by some members of covid and the 90 day rule for non-residents saw numbers drop to 49 over the two evenings. Those who did attend had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We started with a welcome cocktail and tasters before a… [...]
Dining Out at Dgust restaurant – November 2021(11/16/2021)-On a cool November evening, 42 members of the Moraira/Teulada Dining Out group enjoyed a warm reception and a hearty meal at the first of two outings to Dgust Restaurant in Moraira. After being greeted by hosts Colin and Sue Donadio, guests drew lots for table places and then sat down to mingle with their fellow guests over a welcome glass of Cava. What followed did not disappoint: a 3-course meal with half a bottle of house wine, served by… [...]
Dining Out at Sabores II – October 2021(10/8/2021)-It really does feel like things are finally getting back to normal for the U3A in Moraira-Teulada. The second dining out group outing of the new season was a first for many, a night in Sabores ll which only opened on the Moraira - Calpe road in July. It's a bigger sister to the original Sabores, still on the go in Benitachell, and has sea views too. 40 group members gathered on Tuesday 5th October and, while service was rather slow at… [...]
Dining Out – Sept 2021(9/23/2021)-Dining Out group starts again (at last!). On Tuesdays 7th and 21st September the Dining Out group held its first events since March 2020; it was very good to be able to get together after such a long break. The group met at Restaurant Maxim in Moraira and the 78 diners were treated to excellent meals. The restaurant has a reputation for beautifully presented, tasty, flavoursome food with good service, and Maxim and his staff did us proud, even though on both… [...]
March Dining Out at Dgust restaurant(4/12/2020)-On the 3rd and 10th March, the Dining Out Group met at Dgust restaurant, situated right in the heart of Moraira just to the side of the “fisher folk” statue. After two fabulous evenings, hosted by Colin and Sue Donadio, it’s certain that the group will dine there again. The food and indeed the wines were of the quality only to be expected from one of the top restaurants in Moraira, and restaurateur Miguel generously included a welcome cava, a… [...]
A PERSONAL VIEW OF THE U3A DINING OUT EVENING TUESDAY 7TH JANUARY 2020 By MAX MAXWELL(1/12/2020)-What a superb evening our hosts, John and Meri Snell, laid on for me and 46 other U3A Members at Restaurant Maxim to introduce the 2020 Dining Out Group season! Restaurant Maxim has been one of my favourites since it opened some years ago and I was delighted that John and Meri had chosen it for Tuesday’s kick-off to 2020. I was not disappointed, quite the contrary! From the warm and beaming welcome, not only from John and Meri but… [...]
A successful return to the Olive Tree – November 2019(11/27/2019)-HAVING FILLED THE OLIVE TREE RESTAURANT IN MORAIRA ON TWO TUESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR IN WHAT WAS OUR FIRST VENTURE AS DINING OUT GROUP HOSTS, SUE & I WONDERED WHETHER WE COULD GET AWAY WITH REPEATING THE EXERCISE 12 MONTHS LATER. WE HAD NO NEED FOR CONCERN AS 120 U3A DINING OUT GROUP MEMBERS FILLED THE RESTAURANT TO CAPACITY SPREAD OVER THE 2 NIGHTS. THE POPULARITY OF THIS RESTAURANT CAN BE MEASURED BY THE LENGTH OF THE WAITING… [...]
Dining Out at Chillers – October 2019(10/5/2019)-A balmy evening on 1st October saw the U3A Moraira-Teulada Dining Out group enjoy eating outside together for probably the last time this year. Chillers in Moraira was the venue for the evening, a first for the group and indeed for most of the diners. It was clearly a success as no one was in a hurry to leave and stayed on chatting well after the plates were cleared away. A menu a little different from the norm provided a… [...]