Fish & Fresh in Torremolinos

Following the lead of Marbella with its Ambrosia market, La Galería in Fuengirola and La Merced in Málaga capital, Torremolinos has initiated a campaign to showcase its gourmet credentials – highlighted by fried fish and seafood delicacies but also including a diverse array of other products. The campaign was launched with a “Fish & Fresh” initiative in June involving more than 80 establishments (including the municipality’s popular chiringuitos) and the launch of an online municipal gastronomy office (see Events P.141). www.comerentorremolinos.es

 
gourmet3gourmet1Sparkling Wines from Bodegas Lozano

In recent years Spanish bodegas have been looking at ways of introducing young people to the pleasures of wine, beginning with simple, fresh, low-alcohol sparkling wines and gradually encouraging a taste for more complex varieties. This was one of the objectives when Bodegas Lozano organised an exclusive luncheon for the press at the iconic Santiago restaurant in Marbella, where they presented the refreshing Frizzante 5.5, as well as serving a Marqués de Toledo (Verdejo) white and two Oristán reds (crianza and reserva) during lunch. www.bodegas-lozano.com

 

Flavours of Hungary in Marbella

Hungary’s ambassador to Spain EnikőGyőri travelled from Madrid to host a presentation at the Ambrosia gourmet market in Puerto Banús of her country’s cuisine. Accompanied by colleagues from the Madrid embassy and Andalucian consulate, as well as Zoltán Somogyi (executive director for programmegourmet4 and coordination of the World Tourism Organisation), the ambassador noted that Hungarian gastronomy was regaining its “original fame” from the Middle Ages, with Budapest experiencing a “gastronomic revolution”. Those present were able to savour Tokaji wine (said by Louis XV of France to be the “wine of kings and the king of wines”), goulash (prepared at the Madrid embassy and specially brought to Marbella for the occasion), Mangalica cured ham and Kürtőskalács spit cake.www.hungaria-andalucia.com