A Mediterranean gastronomy
The city is one of the most characteristic of the Costa Blanca. When it comes to eating, it is also a good example to look out for. All the flavours of the Mediterranean are reflected in the cuisine of this place. As in the rest of the coastal towns, the main ingredients are those of the orchard and those of the sea.
Without forgetting the large quantity and quality of rice and handmade sausages.
But the main dish is undoubtedly the octopus. Made in a thousand ways and used as a substitute for meat in many restaurants in Benissa.
The traditional saying goes: "en Benissa polp i missa". The gastronomy of the locality has a protagonist, which is the octopus. In stew or stew, the coquero octopus replaces meat in many dishes.
Benissa shows off its local gastronomy with three days of typical and innovative tapas, as well as ten days of tasting menus in different restaurants in the town. In addition to wine tastings, workshops or contests of wines and sausages. A great plan if you are in the Costa Blanca or if you want to visit it.
We show you some of these tapas offered by the bars and restaurants that are usually present on the route with some of their most famous dishes.
Octopus in sauce "Ca Emilio".
Bar Restaurant Cuina de Dos: Homemade croquette of aubergine and black pudding.
Bar Restaurant El Rebost: Putxero Benissero balls.
Bar Giró: Homemade chicken coke with pickled sauce.
Bar Restaurant La Fonda: "Gisela", artichoke heart with quail yolk and trout caviar.
Pizzeria L'Orenga: Caneloni of Boletus and prawns.
Celler Joan de la Casa: Red and white wines.
Panaderia Dulcipan Forn del Mercat : Assorted desserts.
During these three days, in addition to the gastronomic tastings, there will be a Valencian cocktail workshop, beer tasting, the 2nd La Marina Artisan Sausage Competition and the "XVII Concurs de Vins de Benissa". In addition to a draw, with different prizes, among the voters of the contest for the best tapa