The Costa Blanca is known for its good climate, but also for its gastronomy.

This February we can enjoy several gastronomic events taking place in Marina Alta.

We start with the famous red shrimp competition in Denia, and continue with an introduction to the white wine of Jalón and a tapas route taking place in Alcalalí.

Dénia’s VII international red shrimp creative cuisine contest.

Dénia's VII international red shrimp creative cuisine contest
Dénia’s VII international red shrimp creative cuisine contest is held on 27 February in Dénia’s town market.

The contest is aimed at professional chefs, pays tribute to the Red Shrimp of Dénia and launches and promotes young chefs who are committed to creative cuisine.

The list of finalists has already been published and can be viewed at the following link

Pla de LLíber Blanco Bodegas Xaló

Pla de LLíber Blanco Bodegas Xaló

This young white wine is one of the new attractions introduced by the Xaló winery for 2018. It is a white wine born from young muscatel vineyards. With its Stelvin cap design, this DOP Alicante wine expresses and conveys a new concept of youth and harmony.

It is a dry, 12% alcohol wine, perfect for accompanying tapas or Mediterranean cuisine.

Find out more about the Xaló winery, which has been in production for over 50 years at http://www.bodegasxalo.com/es/ .

Feslalí, more than a tapas route

Festalí 2018 tapas route Alcalali

With the almond fields in bloom the cold season has arrived and, in Alcalalí, marks the beginning of one of its most anticipated events.  The Feslalí.

Over three weekends (from 3 February) there are many activities and a route for both sweet and savoury tapas, but all feature almonds in the starring role.

As well as this, last weekend a meeting between instagrammers took place, as well as a show-cooking event how to make almond milk and a workshop on making almond sweets.

On the final weekend, on the 24th and 25th, the third edition of the Fira d’Oficis i Productes de la Terra takes place, an event full of workshops, music and local products.