EARLIER THIS WEEK the Orihuela Town Hall announced the third annual event that showcases the finest gastronomic cuisine produced by local restaurants throughout the Orihuela Costa.

The Councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, appeared on local television channel TV Vega Baja to announce the celebration on Thursday.

The media announcement was also attended by Matilde Medina, manager of the Hotel Montepiedra in Campoamor, and the event will see six of the locales best restaurants produce a unique and special menu over the course of 6 consecutive days.

The restaurants have already been given the seal of approval, with each participating restaurant awarded the coveted SICTED accolade.

The SICTED awards (Sistema Integral de Calidad Turística Española en Destinos) recognise high quality tourist destinations.

Orihuela Costa Gastronomic Days III 2018Developed as an integrated and permanent quality management system, SICTED is promoted by the Secretary of State for Tourism with the support of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

Only the best local establishments receive SICTED recognition, with the ultimate aim of improving customer service and satisfaction, specifically for local Spanish businesses operating in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the country.

Officially billed as the “Gastronomic Days of SICTED in Orihuela” the event will run from Tuesday 12th June for six days, culminating on Sunday 17th June.

An exclusive menu will be prepared using only locally sourced Valencian ingredients that focus on the best provincial food available from the Spanish land and sea.

Councillor Sofía Álvarez stated “We want to encourage both local residents and tourists on the Orihuela Costa to enjoy these gastronomic days, which turn the raw ingredients available in our locality, in to high quality artisanal dishes”.

“We continue working with a clear commitment to position Orihuela as a quality tourist destination, and with this event, we hope to highlight the quality of Vega Baja ingredients and gastronomic tourism in particular” said Ms Álvarez.

Orihuela Costa: the best fine dining restaurants in La Zenia and Campoamor

The event launches right here in La Zenia, at Zenia Lounge Restaurant adjacent to the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre on Tuesday 12th June.

Wednesday’s venue is Restaurante La Barraca at Campoamor Marina, where the revered Spanish brewery Estrella de Levante will officially present their new VERNA beer.

Orihuela Costa Gastronomic Days III 2018Other participating Orihuela Costa bistros include Restaurante Los Ángeles in Campoamor Marina, and Las Villas Restaurant and Restaurante Hotel Montepiedra, both located in Dehesa de Campoamor.

The event will conclude on Sunday 17th June at Restaurante Los Cúcalos in Los Dolses, with a menu that includes specialty dishes such as Mojama (a dried salted tuna fish and roe), and a fried milk dessert.

A gin and tonic tasting will take place after the meal, and complementary activities are planned throughout the week including a tasting of La Guita Manzanilla wine.

All restaurants taking part in the exclusive event are strictly reservation only, and participating diners are urged to make their bookings as soon as possible (restaurant contact details below).

For more information about this event, including a detailed menu, visit the official Orihuela Costa tourist information website, or click here to download the event brochure.

Date Venue Location Telephone
TU 12/06 Zenia Lounge Restaurant La Zenia 615 793 198
 WE 13/06 Restaurante La Barraca Campoamor 628 716 268
TH 14/06 Restaurante Los Ángeles Campoamor 965 321 024
FR 15/06 Las Villas Restaurant Campoamor 965 320 005
SA 16/06 Restaurante Hotel Montepiedra Campoamor 965 320 300
SU 17/06 Restaurante Los Cúcalos Los Dolses 965 976 639

Visiting Spain this summer? Check out our favourite things to do for families with children on the Orihuela Costa during 2018.

Photo credit: Alicante Hoy / Orihuela Turistica

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