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VÍ Vid Reviews the forthcoming Gastronomy Competitions.

We have reflected before on the growing number of Gastronomy Competitions in the Valencian Community being introduced as a means of publicising both local traditional dishes and maximising tourism from it, something supported by the Valencian Government and local town halls….and popular with tourists, 73% of whom come to Valencia for the local food and wine.   We have already reported on two `Concursos´held earlier this year which were in their second editions, in Cullera and Betera. During September there are two []

VÍ Vid Returns to Kiko Port, Oliva.

Back in February we visited Kiko Port restaurant during their Jornadas del Arroz, a month dedicated to traditional rice dishes  from La Safor. We were very impressed with the dedication to producing food with a Km.0 philosophy, sourcing the ingredients  and only choosing the best, artesan products such as olive oil, rice, embutidos, fish and vegetables from local quality producers. We reported then on one of the many varied menus available. On Wednesday 19th July,  as we had a nearby bodega visit []

A Tasting of Wines from DO Alicante, A VÍ Vid report.

VÍ  Vid were very pleased to be able to attend the Salon Profesiónal in Denia this week and taste the new crop of wines from DO Alicante. The tasting was held in the Cdt of the Marina Alta. 18 Bodegas attended and this is a selection of the wines which impressed us. David Carbonell has been making wines from Viognier (and other varieties) at Vins del Comtat  for as long as we have known the bodega and was a pioneer of producing []

2nd National Competition, Paella de Cullera, a VÍ Vid report.

                                                                Cullera, a pretty seaside town is half an hour to the South of Valencia at the furthest edge of the Albufera Natural Park and its rice fields. It sits at the mouth of the River Jucar and is well-known for its many quality restaurants and fishing port.                 On May 23rd it held the II Concurso Nacional Paella de Cullera which within the two years of its creation has consolidated itself as a major gastronomic event in Valencia´s annual calendar. This is []