VALENCIA. As Cullera, it continues to work and develop new projects to consolidate its position. the gastronomic capital of rice. One of the most important and innovative initiatives of this year will take place next weekend. 22 and 23 October with the celebration I World Rice Biennial.
“The biennial was born to highlight the quality and tradition of rice in Cullera, and also to highlight the innovation opportunity this gastronomic component has for tourism,” said the mayor of Cullera. mayor of jordi.
Among others, gastronomy and history, nutritionists, Michelin-starred chefs, farmers and catering business managers will exchange ideas about the present and future of rice and its impact on the economy. presentations, discussions, workshops and show dinners.
The first edition of the Cullera World Rice Biennial has its predecessors at conventions held more than three decades ago around this important component in Cullerian gastronomy. “Rice is an opportunity for ecological wealth, traditions, customs, gastronomic quality and innovation”, said the Tourism Delegate Councilor, Deborah Mary.
Michelin-starred chefs cook at Cullera
Prestigious restaurants will show dinners He pays attention to every detail to cook rice to show his creative process. dean of high cuisine in Valencia, Oscar Torrijoswith a Michelin star, he will cook his paella with eels. Luis Vals He will show you how guirra rice and olive trees are made from the restaurant El Poblet, which has two Michelin stars and two Repsol suns. Sergio Box From Xàbia you’ll head to Cullera to cook rice on a cauldron. show dinners It will start at noon on Saturday and continue throughout the weekend with other celebrity chefs. Maria Jose Martinez From El Lienzo restaurant or local chef David Zorrilla, from the restaurant Casa Salvador, who will cook the characteristic Cullera paella. The Artisan Rice Crop Club will also prepare three traditional dishes.
Simultaneously with cooking demonstrations and tastings throughout the weekend, Doctor Alemany walk will host product fair zero kilometers and farm machinery, as well as events and animations for all audiences. Even the little ones will be able to enjoy cooking by learning about healthy eating at the Mini Rice Artisans children’s workshop, where they will make simple and fun rice recipes.
Gastronomic rice competition “Young Talents”
The first of the Rice Biennial will take place on Sunday, October 23, and in the competition they will participate in, a space has been allocated for young talents to exhibit their kitchen and art. 13 young people from different cities of Spain.
award-winning chefs Alberto Ferruz del Bonamb de Xàbia, a restaurant with two Michelin stars and three Repsol suns; Michelin star chef Christina Figueira or the national gastronomy award, Xavier de Andres He is a member of the La Sucursal group, the flagship of the emblematic Veles e Vents, together with distinguished gastronomy critics such as rafael garcia anyone John Lagardera and ruler of the València Rice Origin Sect, Santos Ruizpart of the competition’s tough jury.
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