More than 100 activities, such as competitions, fairs, training days, demonstrations, tastings and all sorts of great events have been organised to celebrate the designation of Murcia, known as “the garden of Europe”, as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy.
This region of Spain stands out for its wines, with three denominations of origin - Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla - and also for rice (from Calasparra), pears (from Jumilla), and cheeses and paprika from all over the region.You can taste all of these at a range of events such as the “Garden of the 1001 Flavours” programme, where 23 chefs will be showcasing recipes from different destinations in Murcia, always using seasonal local produce.There will also be the “Gastrojueves” (Gastro Thursdays), 20 online workshops focused on healthy eating and the Mediterranean diet, presented by professional chefs. You’ll be able to attend beer tastings with pairings led by a beer sommelier, and 18 wine tasting sessions for the Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla denominations of origin, as well as 18 tastings of PDO products, and others that are also representative of the region.Other initiatives include “Cocineros en Ruta”, a travelling food truck that will tour 15 municipalities in the region over the summer offering a series of participatory workshops, and “Ciencia y Gastronomia”, a series of videos presented in collaboration with the University of Murcia that will explain the science behind the preparation of some of Murcia’s typical dishes.More information: https://regiondemurciacapitalgastronomia.es/es/web/
Murcia: 2021 Spanish Gastronomy Capital
Murcia (Region of Murcia)