L’Escaleta and Kiko Moya: Weaving Narratives in Every Bite

In the vibrant enclave of Concentaina, is L’Escaleta, a gastronomic haven where each dish tells a story. From the pages of Spain Life Exclusive, we had the honor of conversing with their renowned chef, Kiko Moya, who graciously welcomed us into his culinary universe, sharing insights that breathe life into his exceptional cuisine.

When we delved into the inspirations behind his creations…

Kiko immersed us in a world of sensations: “We are beings who coexist with our surroundings; everything around us impacts us. From the seasons of the year to exceptional ingredients and the stories we wish to convey. In this culinary art, we strive to narrate small stories that are often intertwined with available ingredients, seasonal changes, and local resources. At L’Escaleta, we dedicate ourselves to weaving these narratives into every dish we serve.”


Discussing his preferred ingredients and seasonings

Kiko revealed his fascination with the seemingly simple: “I am intrigued by the ingredients that surround us, those that initially appear to hold no secrets for us but suddenly surprise us with their versatility. Ingredients like salt and eggs, which offer a wide range of flavors, textures, and culinary possibilities. Discovering these surprises in everyday ingredients is truly wonderful.”

When asked to highlight his favorite dishes from the current menu…

Kiko emphasized those that withstand the test of time and maintain their storytelling prowess: “I am drawn to dishes that endure, those that convey a clear and simple yet profound idea. For instance, our rice dishes, such as the exquisite salt-crusted prawn, which manages to encapsulate a unique narrative between the salt and the seafood, evoking memories and sensations with every bite.”









Why should diners reserve a table at L’Escaleta? Kiko Moya invites us into a unique experience: “At L’Escaleta, we strive to create a space in time where our guests can disconnect and immerse themselves in an unforgettable culinary journey. We want them to feel as if they are in a bubble of tranquility, where they can appreciate the effort and dedication of our entire team in providing moments of delight and relaxation amidst the everyday hustle and bustle. Additionally, we value intimacy and personal connection, aspects we consider essential in today’s dining experience. We work tirelessly to ensure that every visit to L’Escaleta is memorable and fulfilling!”

At L’Escaleta, each dish is an invitation to a sensory journey, and every meal is an opportunity to create lasting memories. That’s why we highly recommend reaching out to the restaurant, booking a table, and experiencing it for yourself. We can’t wait to hear about your experience!



Contact details:

Subida a la Estación del Norte, 205

03824 Cocentaina

965 59 21 00





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