Sunday, July 3

The best gastronomic festivals to enjoy in a big way this summer


There are annual festivals that either arise with a gastronomic focus, or little by little the organizers are realizing how important quality food and drink is for the attendees.

It is no longer enough for us to go to a concert and eat hot dogs or drink kalimotxo or draft beer. The gastronomic culture has been spreading democratically and what less than to have a good variety of culinary proposals, in great stands or food trucks, and with Denominations of Origin, or wineries and breweries that bet on these massive events to make their products known.

In June, wonders

Festival Origins

If the first edition was an incredible success despite the covid restrictions, this one may be crazy. But restrained, because the Palauet de Teià (Barcelona) is a romantic mansion from the s. XVII, architectural heritage of Catalonia, with 25,000 m2 of gardens and forest, where, on June 10 and 11, there will be conscientious talks by leaders of gastronomy and sustainability and workshops by creatives who innovate about the future of human food .

To prepare the complete menu that is tasted in dishes, 10 craftsmen who make unique products will cook, who will explain the history of recipes designed exclusively for the festival, paired with a special selection of exciting wines from Quim Vila, as well as beers and vermouth .

Torch Festival

Gastronomy artists and diverse cultural activities come together in Albacete, from June 23 to 26, in different spaces. This year the musical poster is made up of Leiva, Love of Lesbian, Lori Meyers, Los Enemigos, Maika Makovsky, Nacho Vegas, Santero y los Muchachos, Ainda and the international Simple Minds.

In parallel, at Antorchas Food Market, renowned chefs from Castilla La Mancha will offer proposals adapted to this environment in twelve food trucks, such as Quique Pérez from the maiden or the runner-up in the world of Palencia Brava Javier G. Albuger, to try the Best Croquette in the World or get one food box with different elaborations.

In July, wines and music

Corpinnat Gastronomic Festival

It celebrates its second edition by organizing nearly fifty dinners, between June 15 and July 31, in unique spaces of its cellars so that renowned chefs from great restaurants surprise with their gastronomic proposals paired with their long-aged sparkling wines.

Diners will enjoy the evenings, in the heart of the Penedès (Catalonia), surrounded by the vineyards of Recaredo, Gramona, Torelló, Sabaté i Coca, Júlia Bernet, Huguet de Can Feixes, Pardas and Nadal. Requires reservation in advance.

Lazaretto Music & gastro festival

Music, gastronomy and sustainable leisure on the Isla de Lazareto, inside the port of Mahón, Menorca, a unique natural environment, Biosphere Reserve, declared a Site of Cultural Interest by UNESCO, which can only be accessed by sea. An event for all the senses that will take place from July 28 to August 6 with iconic artists such as Ana Torroja, Los Secretos, Nacha Pop or Kool & the Gang.

within the framework of Menorca European Gastronomic Region in 2022In the kitchen, Paco Roncero and Diego Guerrero, holders of two Michelin Stars respectively, will cook two tasting menus. And the gastronomic area will be run by S’Algar Catering, which will extol the Menorcan product.

In August, Asturias

Presto Fest

From August 4 to 7, in Asturias, in the village of Xedre (Natural Park of Fuentes del Narcea) and Cangas del Narcea, will bring independent artists such as Angolan Pongo y Los Punsetes, Joana Serrat, Pandeiros de Xedre, Elle Belga or Gente terrible, among others.

As usual, the gastronomic part of the festival will be one of the protagonists, with visits and tastings, some of them set to music, in several Cangas PDO wineries. Under the umbrella of the Alimentos del Paraíso brand, they will design, together with a renowned chef from the area, a menu of various dishes and sandwiches with vegan options.

To finish off the summer, vermouth, bravas and rioja

vermouth and soul

Just as it happened this spring in Barcelona, ​​this festival expects a packed house in Madrid from September 30 to October 2 with free activities for you to enjoy having an aperitif, live musical performances of Jazz, Blues, Swing and even open dance classes, DJ sessions, vermouth tastings, etc.

In addition, one of the tickets allows you to try the fantastic route of the favorite bravas of Edu González, alias Bravas Hunter, specially selected for the fair. Be careful, because tickets fly.

The Vintae Wine Fest mixes wine, gastronomy, music, festival and annual thematic fantasy that marks from the decoration of the town of Saint Vincent of the Sonsierrato the activities, the music, and, of course, the attire of the festival goers, let’s see what they have to dress up as this September.

After two years without being able to celebrate, all its staunch followers for 16 years are crazy to celebrate this tribute to wine and friendship. Gastronomy, culture and hospitality Rioja will permeate the entire weekend from September 30 to October 2, creating a unique wine tourism activity through which the Vintae wine company transmits the tradition and history of wine in a fun and carefree way.

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