The mayor highlights the new "gastronomic incentive" and Alex Fratini, from Abreca, the "exceptional quality" of the tapas from the 18 participating establishments
Benidorm presents the 'I Tapas Contest', the first parallel activity of Benidorm Fest, which will take place from January 27 to February 5
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, and the representative of the board of directors of Abreca, Alex Fratini, have presented this morning in El Torrejó the first edition of Benidorm Fest Tapas Contest, which was announced last week during the Fitur and that will take place from January 27 to February 1.
This is the first parallel activity to the musical contest and 18 establishments in the city take part in it. Each of them has proposed a tapa that can be consumed at the price of 2.5 euros. To participate in the contest, users can vote for the tapas on the GastroEventos app, scoring them in the range of 1 to 5 stars. On February 1, among all the votes, a double ticket will be raffled to live the final gala of the Benidorm Fest on February 4, which includes a 'meet and greet' with the artists. The winner will be announced on the 2nd. However, the tapas for this contest may be ordered in establishments until 5 February.
To make it easier for the public to know all the details of this I Tapas Contest, a pocket brochure has been published that includes a location map of the participating establishments and their Benidorm Fest tapas, voting instructions, and the contest rules.
The mayor highlighted that "this I Benidorn Fest Tapas Contest, as well as the different events that make up Benidorm Gastronómico every year, is an example of the" proactivity and initiative" of Benidorm hospitality sector, "always in search of actions that give added value to local gastronomy, making it a powerful complementary tourist product”.
Pérez took the opportunity to highlight the "exceptional month of January" that Benidorm lives with the matches of the Spanish handball team in preparation for the World Cup that is being played, the Cyclocross World Cup this past weekend or the Benidorm Fest "which are also great events for the hotel and restaurant industry and which reach the whole of society and the productive fabric".
Toni Pérez affirmed that with this "gastronomic incentive" Benidorm "increases its value chain" and has added that "everything we are capable of offering is good for the city". He encouraged all residents and visitors to participate "because our city is very close to gastronomy."
The participating establishments are: Angelillo, l'Abadia, El Mesón, Esturión, Brasería Aurrerá, La Cava Aragonesa, La Marina, Tabernita del Sur, La Tapería, Los Peces, Malaspina, Manila, Mia Social Club, Pinocchio, Pintxos Aurrerá, Taberna Andaluza, Wine On and Bar Zarzosa.
Alex Fratini, for his part, has reviewed that his sector in Benidorm "seeks to differentiate itself through quality" and that is why he described as "excellent" the tapas that each of the establishments has prepared "with a very economical price for the quality they have."
The presentation has been closed by the mayor, who has opted "for the enormous diffusion of this type of activity, which is much more important than we think." Finally, he recalled that "a program has been made so that the city enjoys Benidorm Fest and gastronomy".