Costa Cálida stars with dining delights
03 December 2019
Murcia will be an even more appetising prospect for food enthusiasts after it was named as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy for 2020.
And as two of the region’s restaurants now boast an exceptional three Michelin stars between them, it is further recognition of the kind of experiences available on menus throughout the Costa Cálida.
The city of Murcia follows in the footsteps of Almería, which took the title in 2019, while title León (2018) and Huelva (2017) previously held the honour, which is awarded by the Spanish Hospitality Federation (FEHR) and the Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers (FEPET).
As a result, the city itself and the rest of the region will launch a series of special events during 2020 as the opportunity to showcase the huge variety and exceptional quality of authentic wines, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood.
Among those events will be programmes and cookery workshops for children and adults alike, while special regular tasting events will take place all over the region, which will surely attract a new raft of tourists to the region which is still considered as one of the lesser-known areas in Spain.
It’s also fitting that the region has sealed another accolade for its gastronomy with a first Michelin star at Restaurant Magoga in the historic city of Cartagena (www.restaurantemagoga.com), alongside La Cabaña in Murcia (www.restaurantelacabana.com), which holds two Michelin stars.
Both restaurants combine skilful cooking, but with emphasis on memorable food experiences with some remarkable creations.
But for those who prefer a more simple experience, Murcia’s tapas and other menu selections are available all over the region to get a real taste of the local food.
A spokesperson for the Instituto de Turismo de la Región de Murcia, said: “It is a fantastic honour for Murcia to be named as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy for 2020. We will be working on some exciting projects throughout the year and would love to share the experience with our guests.”
About Región de Murcia
The Costa Cálida, Región de Murcia is an ideal leisure and sport destination for UK travelers. The area offers year-round sunshine with an average temperature of 19.4°c and 315 days of sunshine per year.
The picturesque region is just two hours from the UK by plane, in the south-east of Spain. Región de Murcia is in a privileged setting within the Mediterranean basin and includes 252km of coastline, known as the ‘Costa Cálida’ or warm coast. Visitors can take their pick from numerous sandy beaches; a variety of water sports and diving locations; 22 top-quality golf courses, all within easy reach of each other; delicious culinary delights; relaxing spas; and the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and regional parks.
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For more information, please visit www.murciaturistica.es/en or look for #VisitMurcia on social media.
Steve Wilson – Editorial Manager
Region of Murcia Tourist Board c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920