Basket, the current obsession

It seems that it's not just me who is obsessed with straw bags and baskets (or "capazos" as we call them in Spain). Last Saturday I went for a walk in the centre of old Valencia, around the Mercado Central (Valencian Central Market), where there are many small and beautiful traditional shops existing in harmony with modern design spaces.

During my walk I discovered Restaurante "El Picaro" and was delighted to see how well both styles were merged in one setting. As part of their interior design the restaurant have used traditional baskets made with "esparto" for the lights, and as you can see, the result is great.

The restaurant offers a menu based on products from the Central Market and is very reasonably priced. I am sure that I will have to eat there again so that I can post a full review! Would you like to come with me?

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