SR. JERONI Moncho’s new ‘Casa Pinet’ restaurant in Alcalali played host to members of Labour International’s Costa Blanca branch as they enjoyed their monthly lunch on June 22.
Having relocated from its long-term site in the mountain village of Tarbena to its new home in the Jalon Valley, members were amazed to find the owner of Casa Pinet had transferred the totality of his treasure trove of communist, republican and Valencian memorabilia which so characterised the Tarbena premises, attracting visitors from far and wide.
Pictures, banners, posters of bygone party heroes and socialist causes bedecked the walls and roof beams.
The owner had even transferred the original fireplace and chimney breast along with an antique stone wash basin.
The new premises, renamed in Valenciano as ‘Ca Pinet’ boasts a much larger floor area, is lighter, better ventilated and has a small parking area.
Members enjoyed Ca Pinet’s signature Valencian paella.
Labour International Branch Secretary, Lesley White said:
‘It was a great atmosphere, we felt most welcome and the food was good too. Our May Day celebration lunch will return to Ca Pinet in 2018.’
Ca Pinet can be found by taking the CV 750 out of Jalon heading for Parcent and Alcalali. In Alcalali turn right for Murla/Orba. The restaurant is further along 100 metres on the right.
Labour International is an organisation for members of the Labour Party who live outside the United Kingdom. It is recognised by the National Executive Committee as a constituency within the party.
The purpose of the organisation is to represent Labour members who live abroad, whether temporarily or permanently; to help maximise the Labour Party vote from overseas and to gain ideas from party members living in other countries.