This food-loving city knows when it is on to a good thing and so 7th-16th June is the eighth Cuina Oberta or Restaurant Week.
Self-styled food critics and those with an inquisitive pallet can visit as many of the fifty-plus registered restaurants as they can fit into their stay. Each offers a lunch menu at 20€ and a dinner menu at 30€. Michelin star restaurants in the city are also taking part, with a lunch menu at 35€ and a dinner menu at 45€.
Participating chefs have been planning their dishes for months. You can take a peek at what is one offer by going to the Cuina Oberta website and browsing through the uploaded menus.
El Huerto, on Pedro III El Grande, is a building with a history of bringing people together for social gatherings. It has put together this lunch menu for Restaurant Week, including Arroz Meloso de Cigalitas y Sepieta – a very Valencian main with prawns, clams and rice.
Mateu has a menu featuring lots of the seafood Valencia is famous for dishing up.
There is an extra incentive to get involved with the eighth Cuina Oberta: if you are diner number 100,000, you’ll get a free lunch or dinner during the event.
The website includes a map to help visitors take a culinary tour of the city, and a tab to take you through how to book a table. Diners will be able to vote for the best menu when Cuina Oberta begins on 7th June.