DEAR DIARY...

I want to tell you about my experiences through my memories…

We will go on a journey. The flavours that emerge from my kitchen will captivate your senses and make you travel through to the cultures and adventures that have made me the person I am today: a brave, empowered woman. I am a traveller. I am free. I am proud.

I am Katalina… Bendita Katalina!

A HYMN TO FREEDOM / FOREWORD

That day was not just another day. I set out with a pair of empty suitcases but my mind was full of illusions.

Here begins my journey, painted with small brushstrokes of my life,of which you are now a part.

  • PAIR OF “RUSAS” 12.00

    "The flavour of my homeland and the memory of Akito: a mixture with all the essence of Malaga and all the magnetism of Seoul"

  • PAPAS BRAVAS 9.50

    "The revelry and festivity of Madrid's afternoons left me more brave than tired"

  • TORREZNITOS FROM SORIA 13.00

    Memories of Sundays with Mahou and torreznos whilst listening to my grandfather's little stories"

  • TACOS WITH IBERIAN RIB (DO IT YOUR SELF) 15.00

    “México lindo, ¡ándale! give me your tortilla and I'll put in the most delicious Iberian rib”

  • WARM SALAD OF GRILLED VEGETABLES WITH AVOCADO 12.50

    “A bit rough... but born in La Axarquía”

  • FOIE WITH SPICY MANGO MARMALADE 18.00

    “I didn't fall in love with Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower... I fell in love with French foie gras. That's me!”

  • MY AMONTILLADO STEAK TARTAR WITH PACO´S CHIPS 18.00

    “Marco Polo knew the cut of the tartar, but I improved it with a little bit of Amontillado wine”

  • LETTUCE THAI WITH LOMO BAJO 15.00

    “During my years in Thailand I tended to a vegetable garden to which I added some spanish delights”

  • THE “FULANO” 15.00

    “I'd better not tell you anything... try it yourself and see if you fall in love with it”

  • BEEF CANNELLONI WITH BOLETUS SAUCE & FOIE 16.50

    “How fake was La Gioconda´s smile... ”

AY! CÁDIZ OF MY HEART

“Red as passion, so is your flesh rocked by the Atlantic waves”

  • TRUFFLED TUNA TARTARE 19.00

    “La Caleta is the centre of my love for this coast. Here, I live the moment, and savour the love for your sea”

  • TUNA TACO WITH TOMATO 24.00

    “As if the smell of the bonfires announced the end of the carnival... I burn inside with sorrow as I look at you and leave you behind”

KATALINA´S STEW

My secrets and my cooking are the authors of this time of my life, in which I never forgot the essence of my city.

Patience, care, and a lot of love for my cuisine, to make my Málaga known all over the world.

  • GAZPACHUELO SOUP 12.00

    “The way to say that you are from Malaga... without having to say it”

  • PAELLA WITH CHICKEN, MUSHROOMS, TRUFFLE AND PARMESAN CHEESE 16.00

    “For those summers when we thought we could see the Mallorcan mountains from Alicante... I was actually in Australia and without a paella pan”

  • MINI NOODLES WITH ROAST CHICKEN 14.00

    “I didn’t know roast chicken could bring such exquisite ecstasy”

THE ENVY OF THE TANGO BOY

I remember when, on my visit to Buenos Aires, I met Hugo.

He was a tango singer who taught me the rhythm of the most passionate dance in the world and the reason of his country´s fame.

But in the end, I ended up loving tango, good Argentinean Meat, and forgetting about Hugo altogether.

  • SUCKLING PIG COOKED AT LOW TEMPERATURE WITH CRISPY SKIN 25.00

    “Just seeing her skin, smelling her aroma, I travel back to those days in Segovia where the sound of the dish marked the beginning of a great feast”

  • IBERIAN PREY WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE 18.00

    “Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay but the iberian prey, it could be only from here”

  • SIRLOIN CHATEAUBRIAND 500gr. aprox. 42.00

    “My children love this!!”

  • GOAT FROM CANILLAS BAKED IN ANDALUSIAN OVEN 23.00

    WITH PATATOES
    “From Village... authentic one”

  • ENTRAÑA BURGER 200GR WITH PROVOLONE & CHIMICHURRI MAYONNAISE 15.50

    “Even if I try... I can´t stop thinking about Hugo & Giovanni...”

  • BEEF MEATBALLS (THAI STYLE) 18.00

    “Even if I try... I can´t stop thinking about my dear Xao Fin & her beef meatballs”

DON’T FORGET TO KEEP AN EYE ON WHERE I MATURE MY MEAT!

T-BONE
FRENCH RACK
ENTRECOTE DE LOMO
LOMO ALTO SIN HUESO 2 PRIMAVERAS

*POSSIBILITIES TO ACCOMPANY YOUR MEAT WITH:

  • CHIPS 4.00
  • LETTUCE 4.00
  • JACKET POTATO IN OUR OWN WAY 3.50
  • KATA´S POTATOES 4.50

A PIECE OF CLOUD

Nobody becomes bitter by a sweet… and of course nobody’s bitter for a sweet!

  • HOMEMADE COOKIE WITH VANILLA ICE-CREAM & VALRHONA SOUP 6.00

    “American style”

  • YOGHURT WITH TOCINO DE CIELO 6.00

    “Greek for the yogurt, heavenly for the tocino”

  • MY DELICIOUS CHEESECAKE 6.00

    “Like a -cookie- wave by the ocean”

  • CAYETANAS 6.50

    “A sweet palmtree: Full of flavours, different ones”

LET´S DRINK & CELEBRATE

KATA´S CANDIES

BOTTLE

CUP

  • SIDRA DE HIELO VALVERAN 20 MANZANAS

24.00

4.50

  • ROYAL TOKAJI LATE HARVEST

25.00

4.00

  • OPORTO LATTE BOTTLE VINTAGE

26.00

6.00

  • Nº1 SELECCION ESPECIAL (MOSCATEL)

19.00

4.00

A WINE BRIGHTENS UP THE DAY

And this is my story, which is now also yours. I hope that my cooking has made you travel through the flavours of my experiences.

Be happy!

And if you miss me… don’t hesitate to think that we will meet and be together again.

I know… you haven’t left yet & I’m already missing you. This has not been in vain, because with your visit you have written one more page in this diary.

*By the way, all my prices include VAT.