This is Valencia Restaurant Week, a time when lovers of Spanish cuisine are treated to the new dishes and menus the city’s best chefs have invented. Locally it is called Cuina Oberta and more then fifty restaurants are taking part this time.
Take a peek at menus and dishes including El Canyar’s gazpacho, Michelin starred La Sucursal’s inventive rice dish and Q De Barella’s salted mackerel. If you have a sweet tooth, imagine diving in to Seu Xerea’s chocolate mousse with orange, or Kimpira’s caramelised carrot cake in rice syrup, which comes with ‘coconut rain’.
With names of restaurants in Valencia participating in Restaurant Week as tantalising as the menus they concoct, it might be hard to chose just one restaurant. Whichever venue you chose, remember to vote for the winning menu on the Restaurant Week website.
The philosophy of Cuina Oberta is simple: to inform the national and international visitors and residents of Valencia of its magnificent cuisine by putting on great dishes and menus to suit a variety of budgets. (Lunches for 20€ and dinners for 30€, and Michelin star lunches for 35€ and dinners for €45).
This is the 9th edition of the event, which ends on November 17th. Valencia Restaurant Week has become longer than a week due to the number of chefs, restaurants and gourmands who like to take part each time. It is a great showcase for Valencian skill and seasonal, local produce.
If you can’t make it this time, start planning for the next Valencia Restaurant Week. Browse hotels on the Visit Valencia website.