A successful restaurant

Adolfo and Nacho

Adolfo and Nacho, owners of Scorching Restaurant Altomira


Interview with Adolfo Aucejo and Nacho Torres.

Success stories of the group of scorching restaurants

"We wanted to be different in our region and with Scorching we have achieved it "

Adolfo Aucejo Rosalen

Scorching Restaurant Altomira de Navajas, located in one of the main inland tourist destinations of the Valencian Community

Tables for lunch

Tables of the Scorching Altomira Restaurant

The Scorching Altomira restaurant in Navajas (Castellón) is another of the Group's success stories, where the mirror is reciprocal. The learning between franchisee and franchisee, for the enormous experience in hospitality of Adolfo and Nacho, Altomira partners, it is mutual.

Ideal enclave. Rural tourism Castellón

Navajas, just 40 minutes from Valencia and its metropolitan area and very close to Castellón, It is one of the main inland tourist destinations of the Valencian Community. "Our town is located between two natural parks, the Sierra de Espadán and Sierra Calderona and the Ojos Negros greenway runs through it, the more long from Spain. The main tourist attraction of the town is the Salto de la Novia, a waterfall of 60 meters high.

El Salto de la Novia, Navajas, Castellón

Scorching Altomira specialization and ability

scorching Altomira, specialized in rice dishes and grilled and own-aged meats, has a capacity for 80 diners in the restaurant and 30 diners in the cafeteria, in addition to having an interior patio and an exterior terrace, where both lunch and dinner are also offered.

Rice with vegetables

Vegetable rice and Iberian ham from Altomira Restaurant

The beginnings of Scorching Altomira

Nacho Torres and Adolfo Aucejo begin their dream in hospitality in 1997, managing the Altomira campsite, where the Scorching Altomira restaurant is currently located.

“We soon realized that we had to unify the business and take it under the same direction. (since in the beginning the camping restaurant was managed by a third party) although it wasn't until four years ago when we bet on the brand Burning".

We have found excellence with our own special meats, grilled meats, both in veal and Iberian pork, Y novel cuts. All of it, added to the formations taught by the Scorching Group chef Carlos Torres, has allowed us to achieve one of our objectives: differentiate ourselves and be a gastronomic benchmark between the wide offer in our region.

Dining Room of the Scorching Restaurant Altomira

The formation, a highly valued pillar

The restaurant staff are involved in trainings throughout the year, both the one imparted by the chain and the one proposed by the Altomira management in the Development Centers of the Valencian Community (CDT), principally. “As business managers, the training of both the kitchen and living room staff, it is the main base and one of the strengths for which the Altomira restaurant bets without fissures ".

Altomira Training

Scorching Altomira Restaurant Team in training

 

Scorching recognition Altomira

Scorching recognition Altomira

Scorching Altomira's kitchen

The kitchen and gastronomic space of Altomira is aimed at a mostly family audience, but also couples, vacation tourism, family events, of companies, etc.

We work many zero kilometer products, enjoying those foods from a region like ours rich in extra virgin olive oil with Denomination of Origin, products from our garden and, of course, the meat of our own breeding and grilled from the family farm that the Group has been operating for two generations in Menasalbas (Toledo).

Our cuisine is traditional without losing the native recipe of our ancestors; but a tradition that never ceases to amaze the customer with testimonies, avant-garde proposals, novel presentations and dishes. The best reward we find is the experience our client has in the restaurant.

Objectives of the Altomira restaurant in Navajas

Our goal is to try to stay at the level we are today. "That is not easy", Adolfo points out, since Navajas is a small indoor nucleus, very well located, but where we have to give our best every day.

Outdoor spaces and engagement

With the improvements we have made at the beginning of 2020 (extension with the new outdoor terrace and playground) e driven as we said by training, in addition to the tenacity and motivation of the entire team, our objetive, and said with all the respect and responsibility, is to keep us.

Children's playground terrace

Terrace and playground in Scorching Altomira Restaurant

A challenging challenge without a doubt, when the objective is the commitment to a quality raw material, very powerful human resources - with an average team of 10 people throughout the year, that are the heart of Scorching Altomira- and surprise customers to continue betting and repeating in this gastronomic space.

Altomira team

Scorching Altomira Restaurant Team with Julio Ramirez and Carlos Torres

Photo Restaurants group Abrasdor
Scorching Training Days

Visiting Campo de Criptana

The Cryptan town has more historical monuments than the well-known mills

To mention Campo de Criptana is to take a look at Don Quixote. Both the recognizable image of the windmills and the fight that the nobleman of Cervantes undertook have become the hallmark of this beautiful town that treasures a wealth of historical buildings and cultural and artistic life. Despite this, the Cryptan town treasures much more buildings and monuments to see than the Don Quixote windmills.

The wind mills

The wind mills, an icon of Castilla-La Mancha

The wind mills, an icon of Castilla-La Mancha

Definitely, the great attraction of the city. Windmills are known for their mention in chapter VII of the first part of Don Quixote, in the XVIII century. Until 10 Windmills sit on the slope and top of the hill between the landscapes of “Sierra de los Molinos” Y “Hill of Peace”.; three of them dated from the 16th century as the Infante Mill, Sardinero Mill and Burleta Mill. In 1978 were declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

Sara Montiel Museum

Sara Montiel Museum

Sara Montiel Museum

Another of the best known windmills is the Culebro as it is the Sara Montiel Museum where we can see an exhibition-tribute to Sara Montiel, actress and singer of national and international trajectory more than remarkable, that collects all your successes and memories, Photographs, dresses and relics of different sign. At the museum entrance, a legend that leaves no room for doubt: “Sara Montiel, universal giant. The diva among the divas”.

further, You can choose to take the route of the mills that runs through the Sierra de los Molinos and the Plaza Mayor. It allows to know one by one the ten ‘giants’ that are still preserved in Campo de Criptana, the caves and the Albaicín neighborhood, in addition to visiting important monuments such as El Pósito.

 

the Granary

the Granary

the Granary

During your visit to Campo de Criptana you should not miss El Pósito. This 16th century building, expanded in the 18th century during the reign of Carlos III, hosted an agricultural bank that, under the control of the City Council, lent grain to farmers in times of leanness in advance of the coming year. Its purpose was twofold: make loans in kind to farmers, that were reinstated the following year once the harvest was harvested, and regulate the wheat market, when the price of this and that of bread tended disproportionately to the rise, in order to avoid or mitigate possible social conflicts. Today it is the Municipal Museum, contains a permanent display of archeology, houses temporary exhibitions, conferences and institutional events.

Albaicín neighborhood

Albaicín neighborhood

Albaicín neighborhood

Losing yourself among the beautiful streets of this Cryptan neighborhood is undoubtedly one of the best plans to make during this getaway. Albaicín brings together beautiful narrow and steep streets that in the form of a small labyrinth extends at the foot of the Sierra de los Molinos. This neighborhood includes stairways and a white and blue color that stains the houses and plinths of the city. Likewise, During the tour, you will be able to enjoy privileged views of the mills that at night appear as illuminated giants.

Parish Church ‘Our Lady of the Assumption’

Parish Church ‘Our Lady of the Assumption’

Parish Church ‘Our Lady of the Assumption’

Perhaps the most historic religious building in the city. Raised by effort and pride on the part of the cryptans, thanks to your donations, work and material for the parish building that was burned in 1936 during the Civil War. already 1958 The current Church of Our Lady of the Assumption was inaugurated.

The large and high-rise parish stands out for its bell tower that can be seen from different points of the city. The most remarkable thing is the bay vault of the transept as well as the outer tower. Inside, in addition to the stained glass at the ends of the transept, representing Santo Tomas de Villanueva and San Juan de Ávila, two sculptural wood carvings are of interest: the so-called Virgin of Villajos from the late 13th century and the Cristo de la Expiración, this last one by Juan Cristóbal, 20th century artist. Likewise, The paintings that decorate the main altar by the painter Isidro Antequera and the simple and decorative borders of the small apse by Francisco Valbuena Jr. deserve the visitor's attention..

Cave-Silo

Cave silo Campo de Criptana

Cave silo Campo de Criptana

Due to its particularity, This cave is worth visiting since we cannot find historical buildings of such similarity in the Iberian Peninsula. It is located next to the 16th century Infanto Mill. This patrimonial resource of the town was used by the millers to store the wheat but that, over time, they became humble dwellings.

This cave-silo, that has been recently recovered and rehabilitated, lost its usefulness in the late 60 or early 70 of the last century and in it has been found numerous information on the customs of the time. Its interior is divided into two rooms, the one closest to the entrance has a fireplace and the one at the back, with a little manger.

Hermitages of Campo de Criptana

Hermitages of Campo de Criptana

Hermitages of Campo de Criptana

Another of the most outstanding religious heritages of Campo de Criptana are the multitude of hermitages built between the 16th and 18th centuries, that have important artistic elements typical of the Renaissance and Baroque. Ermita de la Veracruz, Virgin of Peace, Santa Ana, among others are the hermitages that comprise the most outstanding religious monuments of the city of La Mancha.

How could it be otherwise, Campo de Criptana is also known for its gastronomy already mentioned by Cervantes in Don Quijote. One of the most prominent restaurants both for its idyll with the history of the town and its well-known specialties in local dishes and grilled meats is Scorching Restaurant Sancho's saddlebag. Undoubtedly a magnificent occasion to recall dishes of the time and enjoy one of the best meats from Spanish territory.

Scorching Restaurant Sancho's saddlebag

 

RESERVATIONS

What to see in Ciudad Real

The Scorching restaurant El Mirador de La Mancha it's not just any restaurant. It differs from the everyday restaurants of the environment that surrounds it, both for its privileged location full of nature and for the different activities offered by this restaurant environment where you can enjoy a rural complex, among other alternatives. From the Scorching restaurant El Mirador de La Mancha we will mention some of the most outstanding.

The first and great option is the rural complex that is located in the heart of La Mancha, same location as the restaurant specializing in grilled meat, how is the rural accommodation El Mirador de La Mancha. Perfect wooden lodgings such as cabins or suites, among other, to enjoy a few days or a perfect weekend with your loved ones. Ideal for a unique experience.

Daimiel Tables

Daimiel Tables

And if that was not enough, very close, you can enjoy the Ruidera where then to practice with activities such as kayaking or enjoy the fauna and flora that this lake treasures. In this sense it is the Tables of Daimiel, a wetland with a lot of history and tradition, since it was declared a National Park, Biosphere Reserve and included within the Ramsar Convention.

Ruidera

Ruidera

Likewise, in this province, there is also the Cabañeros National Park, in which you can contemplate the great diversity of fauna and botanical species together with its peculiar geology, make this natural space a jewel of great natural value, being the natural site representative of the Mediterranean mount, within the network of national parks.

Cabañeros Park

Cabañeros Park

But if Castilla-La Mancha is different and is an icon of this community, they are the windmills and very close to the restaurant you can see the windmills with the most tradition and history of Ciudad Real, such as the windmills of Campo de Crypt. Just 64 kilometers from the grilled meat restaurant splendid set of industrial heritage is this space of Asset of Cultural Interest.

Mills Field Criptana

further, It is very interesting to visit the city of Almagro, One of the most beautiful towns in the autonomous community for its tradition and particular history as El Corral de Comedias de Almagro is located in the Plaza Mayor of this La Mancha city. Declared a National Monument the 4 March 1955, maintains the original structure of the 17th century comedy corrals, probably due to the continuity of its use as an inn.

Corral de Comedias

Corral de Comedias

Visits to these treasures of the La Mancha community can be completed with a visit to the Scorching restaurant El Mirador de La Mancha which has specialties in yearling veal and grilled field bait Iberian pork, among other specialties and thus enjoy a unique experience while passing through Ciudad Real.

Salon burning lookout spot events

Decorated hall events

RESERVATIONS

Javier Donaire, Chef of the restaurant El Mirador de la Mancha

"If there is not a good quality policy, there is no route and failure is assured "

Javier Donaire, Scorching El Mirador de la Mancha
Javier Donaire
Javier Donaire Chef of Restaurant El Mirador de la Mancha

We speak with Javier Donaire, chef of the Scorching Restaurant El Mirador de la Mancha, located in Villarubia de los Ojos (Real city), to tell us about your experience in the world of restoration, after thirty years dedicated to this wonderful sector.

Javier started very young in the world of restoration, your first experience, that today remembers with great pride, It was in a hotel establishment in his municipality, The Casino of Malagón. With the passage of time and a little more experience, Donaire left his town to continue dedicating himself to the hospitality industry, a sector that, as he describes himself, “is passionate about”. After working in different restaurants in our country, Javier decided to return to his municipality, It was at that moment when the opportunity arose to be the chef of the one he is today, 15 years after his arrival, the Scorching Restaurant El Mirador de la Mancha, of which Javier is also the manager and manager.

Photo El Mirador de la Mancha
Patio of the Restaurant imitating the Corral de Comedias de Almagro

Javier, let's talk about your restaurant. When was it created and what characteristics does it have?

El Mirador de la Mancha Restaurant was built in March 2003, and two years later I arrived. I can proudly say about this restaurant that it is a spectacular place. The reason? Our restaurant is located on top of a high mountain range and is built in wood. Likewise, our cuisine is characterized by being traditional, with typical Manchego dishes, roasts and of course something that can not be missing, Grill!

Tasting with Javier Donaire
Click this photo to see the news about the Training Days in El mirador de la Mancha

In addition to the hotel establishment, we also have a complex dedicated to rural tourism; cabins built on top of olive trees for those who want to spend a few days unwinding. And on the other hand, we are dedicated to the world of events. A bit of everything! (Laughs).

Your restaurant has become a success story of the Scorching Group, What can you tell me about it?

Scorching El Mirador de la Mancha I would say it is a very picturesque place, a place where customers in addition to enjoying a very pleasant environment, they also do a high quality gastronomy.

Rincon de Brasa
Rincon de Brasa in El Mirador de la Mancha Restaurant

Why is it important to have a good quality policy in the catering sector?

Having a good quality policy is essential for a hotel establishment. If there is no good quality policy, there is no route and failure is assured.

This was one of the reasons we decided to go for Scorching. We met the Group ago 4 years and we found that we liked their work policy a lot: same quality in the product always, great concern to improve day by day, commitment to continuous training ... in short, it was what we were looking for. After trying them, we became scorching, and since 3 years we worked hand in hand.

Javier on the Visit to Toledo
Javier Donaire on his visit to the Self-Breeding Farm

What sets you apart from the rest of the restaurant in your area?

The difference is the uniqueness of the site, not an easy establishment to find, there are few places as peculiar as ours and this differentiates us from the rest. Of course, without forgetting the team that we are part of this great family and that we fight every day so that everything goes well.

Do you have any upcoming goals?

Ours is a continuous development, every year we do some work to expand or improve the facilities. At present we are immersed in the work of a new area for access to the place where we hold the events. Apart of this, I would say that our main objective is that the people who pass by the establishment leave happy and want to return.

Now let's talk about your relationship with the Burning Group

Event Hall
Catering at El Mirador de la Mancha Restaurant

How many years have you been associated with scorching brand?

We carry 3 years and a half associated and our experience is being very good, we are very satisfied, not only for the quality of the product as I have said before, but also for its variety, for continuous training and communication with us. From Scorching they do things very well!

Events in the Halls
Scorching Group Training Days at El Mirador de la Mancha

What do you think are the keys to success of your restaurant?

Consistency and maintaining a firm quality line, and a very unique space; that's what makes us fill up every weekend.

Have you had a sales increase in recent years?

Yes, At the restaurant level, we have noticed an increase in the number of sales around the 10% every year, both on the weekend and on a daily basis.

Scorching Event
Catering during the training of Grupo Abrasador in El Mirador de la Mancha

What values ​​you highlight this Restaurant Group?

His humanity, your familiarity, continuous training, the desire for improvement, Y, definitely, the way of being they have to, for example, it is a value that matters a lot to us, because if you have a good product but you are not a plain person, close, that you take into account what a client can tell you, it's no use.

Luz and Javier in El Mirador
Luz María and Javier collecting Scorching recognition

What you are positioned as in your city?

In Google we have an average score of 4.3 on 5 and on TripAdvisor a score of 4 on 5.

¿It is important for a restaurant your online reputation and digitization? Why?

Every day more because people who are not from the area, that is to say, who are passing through, they are guided a lot by these digital tools, that today give you the possibility to know the scores and read the comments and responses of the establishment, a bit of everything. Thus, both digitization and online reputation are very important.

Javier Donaire
Javier Donaire in Scorching Training Days with Diego Coquillat

And finally, do you think that in the world of catering, a little more training is needed in the sector?? Why?

Training is always important. Although it is true that I believe that in recent years both employers and workers invest more in training than before; there is no doubt that there are still many people reluctant to spend money on taking courses or attending conferences, but I think that they are increasingly aware that if there is no continuous training, fall behind.

Family Photo Scorching Group
Family photo of Restaurant Group Partners associated with the brand

First National Award for Scorching Recipes 2019

First prize
See Video of the First Prize of the National Scorching Recipe Contest

Here is another video from Televerás where they share the news of Javier Donaire's First Prize in the Scorching National Recipe Contest 2019

The best restaurant in Almagro

Scorching dining restaurant Almagro

Interview with Placido Nuñez. Success stories of the group of scorching restaurants

 

I wanted a specialty restaurant, I liked the idea of ​​grilled meats own parenting, I bet for it and, 20 years later, I'm still here next to the Abrasador Group”

Placido Nuñez Prieto

Placido Núñez, Scorching Restaurant Owner Almagro, He saw an opportunity to start their own catering establishment and makes 20 years. Natural de Almagro (Real city), this entrepreneur has spent virtually his entire professional life to the hospitality industry, working in bars and restaurants from very different points of the Spanish geography.

Was in the year 2000 When Nunez decided to try launching his own restaurant. From the outset this entrepreneur was clear that his restaurant had to be different; that idea was what led him to meet the Ramirez family and, later, Scorching engage with the Group "in this great adventure", as he himself says.

Team Almagro
Scorching Team Almagro

Placid, let's talk about the restaurant Scorching Almagro. What features does this establishment, which in turn it is a success of the Scorching Group?

My restaurant is located in the historic center of Almagro next to the Municipal Theater and the Museum of Contemporary Art, in a typical house of the late nineteenth century, I personally decorated, giving priority to art, to the theater, light and plants.

Manchego cuisine rich offer our products with designation of origin, but putting the accent on our own meats from the Scorching Group.

Our advantage is that Almagro is a town with the declaration of a Historical and receives many tourists. His heritage is an irresistible lure for tourists who want to end a good visit with a rewarding meal ... And here we come, with quality gastronomy, local and seasonal products, and specialty grilled meat, together with the experience of more than 20 years attending a public demanding.

Plaza de Almagro
Plaza Mayor de Almagro

What sets it apart from other restaurants?

Restaurant Scorching born with the purpose of offering a careful traditional cuisine but at different time, with certain touches of avant-garde and originality. further, my restaurant is recommended by the Guide Micheliín, recognition we have earned with hard work and enthusiasm. We also recommend you Tripadvisor (We are currently positioned as the first restaurant in Almagro thanks to the good feedbacks from our customers), and the popular French guidebook Routard We also recommend.

Image Network
Image Capture Advisor

How many years have you been associated with scorching brand?

Scorching work with the Group for more than 20 years and our experience is very positive. We have grown together, since we started working with them in the year 2000, we have shared experiences with great professionals, who bet on this type of business and that is a sign that we are doing something right.

What do you think are the keys to success of your restaurant?

The key to success? Our offer grilled meats, with the added value that are own parenting, I think it was our guarantee for success. But if we join the professionalization of the sector, through training offered by the Group, more perseverance and good work ... There is in this business to struggle and work hard. But success is linked, definitely, a team of highly professional and motivated, who believes in the quality offered, and giving a service to meet the expectations of the customer who enters our Abrasador in Almagro.

Grilled ribeye
Beef Ribeye Anoja Abrasador

What values ​​you highlight this Restaurant Group?

Scorching group is a chain with great professionals, who believe in what they do and bet on it, That it makes them different, in addition to its constancy in work and dedication. Passion and pride for the family business is your personal brand.

Photo Restaurants group Abrasdor
Scorching Training Days

What you are positioned as in your city?

On the one hand, Scorching Almagro is positioned as the restaurant Tripadvisor number 1 of the 37 there in Almagro. On the other hand, at Google we have a rating of 4.4 on 5.

For me these scores are very important, we must use all tools available. In my case, many people book in my restaurant thanks to these recommendations.

Scorching Almagro Restaurant Equipment
Facade and Restaurant Equipment

¿It is important for a restaurant your online reputation and digitization? Why?

Of course, It must take into account that people who come to Almagro are mainly tourists, which in turn use these tools when picking a restaurant or other, therefore for us, reputation is essential.

maybe, If my business was located in a municipality or a neighborhood with fixed clientele, therefore would not consider this…, but it is true that right now if you're not on new technologies, do not exist.

Scorching Tapas Restaurant Almagro
Scorching Tapas area Almagro

You think the world of restoration takes a little more training / professionalization of the sector? Why?

Of course, Customers are increasingly demanding. Things are not like before, Unlike, the concept of restoration has changed a lot. I remember that before people went out to eat a large quantity demanded. Then it changed and what was important was not only the amount, but also the price. Later, what was primarily it took into account the quality and price, but a little more quality. Today and for the last time, diners looking for good quality and good service, the price has moved to the background; as long as you eat well, the price is the least look.

Given all these factors we see people demand good service and, for it, training is needed, because the demands are greater every day. From Scorching Almagro we bet on training, we have to be the day when all developments to provide the best possible service to our customers.

Delivery of the Certificate of Attendance at the training days Abrasador
Training Assistance

For us to be number one on TripAdvisor, thanks to the score of our clients, and have a 4.4 in Google is an achievement to which we have come thanks to the work of our team of cooks, waitresses and waiters, and careful attention to the customer that starts on digital platforms, generating content and reporting of our cuisine. All this was subsequently embodied in our restaurant with excellent service, without forgetting that the process continues when the client has left and shares their opinion on social networks.

In tribute to Placido Nuñez who died in January 2021, since he was a faithful defender of Almagro and Burning, we will put a plate in his honor throughout the chain.

From the Central and with the help of friends from Almagro and Ciudad Real and from the entire Scorching Restaurant Group, we are managing together with Sandro, your son, Francis, his wife and Olga his daughter, to see if someone is encouraged to take the helm of Scorching Almagro. As soon as it is underway we will notify you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Dinner menu for Valentine's Day

With live dance hand the group “Maestronis”

On Saturday 15 Feber waited on the restaurant Scorching Sancho's saddlebag in Campo de Criptana, we encourage you to spend a nice evening with us, the spectacle of the group “Maestronis” and with the support of our menu made with love for this beautiful day.

Keep an eye on the menu, we assure you fall in love with him:

STARTERS TO THE CENTER TO SHARE

Iberian ham with cheese rosemary
Iberian ham Galician
House salad with teriyaki sauce lardones

SECONDS TO CHOOSE DISHES

Calf entrecote grilled

Iberian pork grilled

Boneless leg kid fried with garlic

Sea bass with baking oven

DESSERT

Sweet night of passion

COFFEE AND WINES DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

PRICE PER PERSON: 35 €

Christmas menus Scorching Sancho's saddlebag

MENU 30

Starters to share (4 PEOPLE)

Iberian ham with cheese La Casota
Dozen grilled shrimp
Cuttlefish to the Andalusian

SECOND COURSE TO CHOOSE

Sirloin of beef grilled (300g)

Boneless leg kid fried with garlic

Chuletillas de lechal

Hake fresh to taste

Cod with ratatouille manchego

DESSERT

Brioche with vanilla ice cream

Coffee and glass of champagne or chupito

Wines

Price per person: 30 €

MENU 36

Starters to share (4 PEOPLE)

Assortment of Iberian
Cesar salad with crispy Veal

PLATO INDIVIDUAL

2 Grilled king prawns
2 National cooked prawns
2 Grilled Zamburriñas

SECOND COURSE TO CHOOSE

Magret of grilled beef (Juicy cut needle 300g)

Iberian sirloin grilled aroma of Mt.

Chuletillas de lechal

Cocochas cod with the garlic prawns

DESSERT

Brioche with vanilla ice cream

Coffee and glass of champagne or chupito

Wines

Price per person: 36 €

MENU 40

Starters to share (4 PEOPLE)

Table of Iberian cheese
Mussels specialty

PLATO INDIVIDUAL

2 Grilled carabineros
2 Zamburriñas

SECOND COURSE TO CHOOSE

Shoulder of lamb to the oven

Beef tenderloin grilled

Tenderloin Tournedos grilled Iberian (250g)

Sea bass back with the garlic prawns

DESSERT

The saddlebag Sancho

Coffee and glass of champagne or chupito

Wines

Price per person: 40 €