Gaucín is set to come alive with a packed weekend offering a full menu of good food, drink and live music. Jointly organized by the town hall´s tourism and culture departments, 11 of the villages bars and restaurants will take part in the event.
Spread over three days, from 22 – 24 September, the first-ever Encuentro Gastronómico in this mountain village will have something to suit all tastes including a tapas route, special dishes in its award-winning restaurants, cookery demonstrations, the opportunity to sample locally produced wines, beers and spirits – all accompanied by an exciting line-up of live music. Whether you want to visit for lunch or during the evening, the bars and restaurants will be open from 12:00-16:00 and 20:00-23:00 with the tastings and entertainment in the plaza following the same schedule.
There will be a traditional Tapas Route with all the bars offering a unique tapa for just €2,50 and simply by sampling 5 tapas in different bars participants will be able to enter the prize draw with prizes valuing 225€.
Best Main Dish Competition:
In addition, the award-winning restaurants will be offering a special dish, each their unique version of Iberian Pork presented with seasonal accompaniments, by sampling one of these dishes there will be the chance of entering a draw with prizes valuing 325€.
Pop up Bars:
In addition to the wonderful food on offer in the bars and restaurants, there will be a chance to sample locally produced wine, gin and beer in the main square, the centre of the weekend’s activities. Pop up bars from local producers Gaugin, Bodegas Cezar and Cerveza La Catarina will provide a bar service all weekend.
Marbella based chef Luis Carlos Rodriguez will be demonstrating his incredible style of fusion cookery in the Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday.
Musial entertainment will be provided by Radio Petrarca and other artists of the region.
Come and visit Gaucín on the weekend of September 22-24 and taste the flavours of the village!
All the instructions and “passports” of the event can be found at the tourist office, the town hall or any of the participating bars and restaurants. Information can also be found at our official @visitgaucin accounts on both Facebook and feel free to contact us with any doubts or concerns.