18 restaurants participate in the IX Conference of Rice from the Earth, which closes the Benidorm Gastronomic 2020

October 14, 2020
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A total of 18 restaurants will participate from this coming Saturday, 17th October, in the IX Conference of the Rices of the Earth with which the 'Benidorm Gastronomic 2020' closes and that the mayor, Toni Pérez, presented yesterday; the president of Abreca, Javier del Castillo; and this year's Gastronomic Godfather, José Miguel Martínez Baldó.

The mayor has indicated that the calendar of the 'Gastronomic Benidorm' has been upset by the health crisis, which caused the suspension of two of the scheduled appointments: the II Tuna Days scheduled for April and the X Tapas and Pinchos Contest, which it was to be held in June. However, it has influenced that "retaking the 'Benidorm Gastronomico'" with these days is "one more proof" that "we are an open and safe city", as has also been verified "during the October bridge" and previously during all summer season.

Toni Pérez has underlined "the exemplary behavior" of the hospitality sector from the first moment in which the activity could be resumed, and has affirmed that the reality derived from the health crisis shows that "Benidorm needs restoration and hospitality to to offer itself as the great destination that leads the sun and beach segment but also other options ”.

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Likewise, he highlighted that the IX Conference of the Rices of the Earth have "two more restaurants than last year", therefore increasing the gastronomic offer of this event, in which menus with starters will be offered daily, the best rice dishes and dessert at a price of €23. The mayor has been convinced that these days will be "an incentive to prepare new initiatives", and added that "we have to continue positioning gastronomy as attractive" since "it is a good tractor for people to come to Benidorm" and the establishments "continue to open the blind and generate employment and happiness."

Javier del Castillo, for his part, emphasised that “we are going to do these days giving the best of ourselves and with all the enthusiasm to serve all our clients”, and added that “what we want is that everyone enjoy these great days so identifying that we dedicate to our rice dishes ”. Del Castillo has stressed that "we continue to propose different rice dishes every year, although it is not easy, and we hope that people from all over the province of Alicante will come to enjoy our cuisine."

For his part, the 2020 Gastronomic Godfather has predicted that these days will be "a success" despite the situation at the national level; and has shown all its "support" to the sector "in this very difficult year."

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The participating restaurants are: Bolikki, Club Náutico, Condal, El Bodegón, Esturión, El Mesón, Mediterranean Garden, Tapería Aurrerá, La Bodeguita de Salva, Cava Aragonesa, Arroceria La Marina, Mal Pas, Seafood Restaurant El Puerto, Posada del Mar, La Mussels, Point of Salt, Andalusian Tavern and Villasol.

The menus offered each day by the participating establishments can be consulted on the Visit Benidorm website ( www.visitbenidorm.es ) and through the Gastroeventos app.