Russian Old New Year Celebration @ Finca Besaya
Russian Old New Year Celebration

The stunning Finca Besaya is located in a villa set amongst an avocado farm on a windy road going up behind Marbella. It certainly is one of the most interestingly decorated restaurants, and stepping into it, you feel as if you have entered a lavish villa stuck in time. It is extremely old school with paintings and antiques lining its three storeys, there is also a patio if you wish to dine under the stars.

The Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year is an informal traditional holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Old New Year falls on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar. The same day is celebrated in India as the sun ends its southward journey and starts moving northward: Makar Sankranti.

About Finca Besaya

There are three main dining areas at Finca Besaya; the first being on the ground floor that has an enormous fireplace and bar, and then upstairs you can choose from ‘the blue room’ or ‘the library’ that is filled, surprisingly, with old books. On the third floor, there is a collection of art from renowned painters of the last century.

The food is extremely refined and sophisticated. Crafted by the hands of chefs native to both England and France, dishes include shoulder of lamb with black olive sauce and couscous, duck confit with crispy potatoes, and entrecote steak with mushroom sauce.

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Wednesday January 27th, 2016