It’s that time of year again! The 20th annual Feria Gastronomia starts today, in the usual venue Majuelo Park, off Av. Europa.
The fair will runs as usual for 3 days – Fri 8th, Sat 9th and Sun 10th June. The layout is key restaurants and tapas bars from Almunecar & La Herradura, showcasing signature dishes and wines to accompany them.
Amongst others we are expecting to see Mesón El Corzo, Gastrobar De la Flor, Restaurante La China, Yo como menú, Asador Casa La Parra, Mesón Mari y Miguel, Salitre Playa, Internacional Kelibia, Mesón Gala, La Despensa de la Abuela, Taberna Ayer, La Choza, Pizzería Da Mario, Puchero de Helena, Bar Bikini, Heladería-Cafetería Daniel and Distribuciones Gomezcor .
This year there are featured exhibitions, such as a Gin & Tonic seminar at 17:00 on Friday, 20:00 a dance group “Alma Marinera”, 21:00 a cocktail promotion and a tapas dish competition sponsored by Cruzcampo’s new “Ladron de Manzanas” cider.
On Saturday, at 13:30 there will be the prize giving for the tapas contest, 16:00 a cocktail demo and at 20:00 the dance group “Sabor a Mar” will take to the stage.
Finishing up on Sunday at 13:00 “Andalucía Baila” will be performing before the event closes circa 18:00, at which point we can reach for the Rennies and start looking forward to next year..
This year’s Gastro Fair or Feria Gastronomique is confirmed for the long weekend 9th to 11th June.
Once again to be held in Majuelo Park this is a great opportunity to sample signature dishes of some key restaurants and tapas bars.
Opening times this year are: Friday, June 9, from 13:00 to 00:00 hours; Saturday, June 10 from 12 a.m. to Sunday and 11 a.m. from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a minimum price of 1 euros and a maximum of 6 euros per dish.
It’s a great setting, next to the 4th century BC Roman garum fermenting tanks, with the Castillo de San Miguel rising above the park. The town hall install shading with water vapour cooling jets, so even if it’s a hot afternoon it’s always comfortable eating out amongst the stands. Not to be missed!!
18th Annual Almunecar Gastro Fair
They say some people eat to live, while others live to eat.
And one of the best things about Almuñécar is that it’s pretty well impossible to get a bad meal from the traditional local restaurants.
And one of the even better things, is that every spring there’s a brilliant opportunity to sample some of the best local dishes in the annual Feria Gastronómica, or Gastro Fair!
Held every spring in Majuelo Park – this year Fri 10 to Sun 12 June – this is the best opportunity you’ll get to sample key, signature, dishes in tasting menu sized portions without breaking the bank, as there’s a maximum price of €6 for a dish. Each participating restaurant must offer at least 5 dishes, which should also be usually be on offer on their normal menus, so no “special deals just for the fair!”. Alongside their menus they can also offer wines and drinks to compliment the menu options. All other beers, tinto verano, spirits, soft drinks etc are available at the large public bar which will be constructed.
Held over the southern end of the park in front of the stage (where the annual Jazz en la Costa is held) the usual set up is a perimeter of local restaurants and tapas bars set up in small booths, surrounding a larger communal pool of tables and chairs with a large bar to the side.
Simply cruise along the booths which will all have the day’s offerings displayed on menu boards, or simply point and shoot at whatever takes your fancy. If it takes a while to cook you’ll be told so, so take the opportunity to bag a free table, choose a wine or beer to accompany your choice and await your freshly cooked dish while soaking up the ambience. There are usually also a series of stage shows to help things along, as well as local music.
Feria Gastronómica 2016 Hours
Opening hours for this year are at present:
Friday 10 June 13.00 to 00.00h
Saturday 11 June 12.00h to 00.00
Sunday 12 June 12.00 to 18.00
Participating Bars & Restaurants
- Heladería Café Daniel
- Mesón Mari y Miguel
- Restaurante Calabré
- Bar Bikini
- Restaurante Aura
- Bar La Choza
- El Puchero de Helena
- Cortadores Jamón Almuñécar
- Bodega Francisco I
- Distribuciones Gomezcor
- La Despensa de la Abuela
- La Bodega Sexitana
- De la Flor Gastrobar
- Freiduría Lute y Jesús
- Restaurante La Parra.