The councillor for Tourism, Sofía Álvarez, has presented the VI edition of the Tapas and Gin & Tonic route, which will take place from 16th to 18th November.
She said: “This is one of the activities carried out by this Council that is most welcomed by the hospitality sector, by the residents of Orihuela and by the visitors that are received during that weekend in our municipality.”
New for this year’s event, the registration period has been extended for bars, restaurants, coffee shops and confectioners wishing to participate, and is open from now until Thursday 18th October. To register businesses must submit the application to the General Register of the City Council, which can be collected at the Tourist Office or downloaded from the website: www.orihuelaturistica.es. “It is a great opportunity to enjoy our cuisine, as well as visit the historic centre of Orihuela; walking through the streets and making stops at the establishments involved in this activity,” explained Councillor Alvarez.
This year the categories are: Gourmet Tapa, Traditional Tapa, Sweet Tapa and Gin & Tonic and establishments can participate in all of the proposed categories. They can also present tapas suitable for celiacs.
The Councillor said that a presentation of all the tapas and gin-tonics that have registered to participate will be made on Monday 22nd October before the media and the jury, in the María Moliner library.
The establishments that take part will be given a photograph of the dishes and drinks they enter, so they can use it to help promote their business in future.
The Councillor said: “We are inviting all hospitality venues across the catering sector to join this initiative to help us continue to position Orihuela on the map as a tourist destination, attracting more tourists than those who already come each year to savour the rich gastronomy of Oriola.”