Michelin-starred chefs will be among those showcasing their award-winning food during Valencia's Restaurant Week, taking place on 14 – 20 February 2011.
The event will bring together locals and visitors alike to celebrate the city’s gastronomic highlights, as over 50 restaurants (including several with Michelin stars) offer mouth-watering treats and tremendous discounts. Punters will be able to enjoy anything from delicious original paellas, to rustic traditional tapas or world-class Mediterranean cuisine, all with freshly cooked ingredients and at a fraction of regular prices.
Now in its fourth year, ‘Valencia Cuina Oberta’ has seen increasing numbers of visitors and participants with each event, and 2011 is set to be more popular than ever. The previous edition of Valencia’s Restaurant Week in 2010 saw over 60 restaurants involved, with the city welcoming 52,000 visitors and benefiting from around €400,000 worth of economic input. An exciting addition to the 2011 programme is one of Valencia’s finest Michelin-starred eateries, Torrijos. Formerly run by the formidably talented chef Oscar Torrijos, his daughter Raquel now runs the restaurant and has taken the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine to a new level.
When you’ve had your fill of Valencia’s finest food and drink, take time out to enjoy this delightful city. With over 34 museums to choose from, one of Europe's most spectacular marinas and plentiful open green spaces, Valencia is the perfect place for a cultural break in the sun. The city’s stunning architecture ranges from the historic cathedral and marketplace in the city centre to the ultra-modern buildings in the City of Arts and Sciences, which hosts everything from ATP tennis tournaments, to opera concerts and art galleries.
Become a fan and join the Valencia Cuina Oberta club and be the first to find out about the participating restaurants and their delicious menus.
Further information: www.vlcrestaurantweek.com