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Alicane Gastronómica will host the Spanish Potato Tortilla Championship

Quique Dacosta, in Alicante Gastronomic February 2019.

Quique Dacosta, in Alicante Gastronomic February 2019.
Matías Segarra

Gastronomic Alicante will host the XIV Spanish Omelette Championship Tescoma Trophy, a contest created by the renowned gastronomic critic Rafael Garcia Santos, which recovers the Alicante gastronomy fair in this edition. The appointment with the ‘As de Oros’ of Spanish cuisine, as García Santos likes to define the potato omelette, will be the main dish of the first day of the fair, on September 24, when 10 restaurateurs from all over Spain will submit their creations to the judgment of a jury headed by the San Sebastian critic himself and made up of figures of the stature of Quique Dacosta (3 Michelin stars), Fran Martínez from ‘Maralba’ (2 Michelin stars), Paco Torreblanca, José Gómez ‘Joselito’, Pepa Fernández (RNE) y José Ribagorda (T5).

The president of Alicante Gastronomica, Carlos Bath, has pointed out that “by taking this flag we want to recover the recognized and prestigious Spanish Tortilla Potato Championship that Rafael García Santos organized during thirteen successful editions, within the framework of lomejordelagastronomí in San Sebastián and later in Alicante”.

“In this third edition of Alicante Gastronomica we firmly bet on the continuity of this accredited championship, which will occupy a leading place in the Fair program, as a dish as ours as the potato omelette deserves, turned into a hallmark of our country ”, he added.

Carlos Baño wanted to thank García Santos for his commitment to Alicante Gastronomy and to the gastronomy and products of our land: “This land and our gastronomy owes a lot to this revolutionary genius who knew how to put the kitchen at the highest peak and the Spanish cooks. From restaurants with a Michelin star, to bars, to wineries, to the best product, and of course, to the most popular dishes such as the potato omelette ”.

The participants, a total of 10 who have previously been schosen by the juryThey will have one hour to prepare their tortillas in front of the jury and, for this, they will use the ingredients that they best consider and with which their tortillas are characterized and recognized.

In the same way as in previous editions and in order for each participant to make the omelette as in their own establishment, they will bring all the ingredients with them, while the utensils will be provided by Tescoma.

Each participant must prepare around 6-8 servings for tasting by the jury, as well as for presentation to the public and for photographic reproduction of the same.

More than 250 exhibitors

Alicante Gastronómica is the most important experiential gastronomic fair in Spain aimed at the final public. It is an open event, which transcends the traditional concept of a professional fair, whose main objective is to bring haute cuisine to the public, as well as producers and its products, traditions and hospitality of our Community. It is a way of creating a destination for all audiences, transmitting the excellence of our gastronomy, the products of our land and our cooks.

The fair, which will be presented next Monday, July 26 at the Alicante Provincial Council Auditorium (ADDA), returns after the stoppage forced by the pandemic with more than 250 exhibitors distributed between pavilions 1 and 2 of the Alicante Fair Institution (IFA) and for four days it will host lectures and gastronomic workshops, tapas tastings, tasting rooms, contests, as well as direct marketing of products to the public.

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