Discover the best Murcian food at the Murcia Gastronomic Center

Discover the best Murcian food at the Murcia Gastronomic Center
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If you consider yourself a gourmet and love spending your hours among cookbooks and ovens, you’ll want to check out the Murcian food that awaits you at the Centro Municipal Gastronómico de Murcia. It’s an ideal place to learn about the culinary history of the region, its dishes, ingredients and essence. Created to promote local products and recipes, the Center has a calendar of activities for all ages that includes workshops, presentations, meetings, and tastings. In February 2023, for example, internationally renowned chef Ferrán Adrià participated in the presentation of the Center’s activities for this year, and each month they have an extremely attractive program. If you are on holidays at your property in La Manga Club Resort, don’t miss this place.

Delights for demanding palates

An outstanding culinary destination thanks to its rich gastronomic traditions, Murcia combines Mediterranean influences and fresh produce from its fertile land. Among typical Murcian food you’ll find the traditional zarangollo, michirones and the rice dishes characteristic of the area that epitomize authenticity and regional flavor.

Murcian food also features a wide selection of seafood and fish from the Mar Menor, and the region has many outstanding wines and producers. Wine routes abound through its Jumilla and Yecla designations of origin. Visiting Murcia to enjoy its gastronomy is not only an opportunity to taste unique dishes made with fresh ingredients, but also a way to learn more about its entire culinary tradition. And there’s no better way than to do this first-hand at the Municipal Gastronomic Center of Murcia.

A must for gourmets and cooks

The space, located next to the Romea Theater, offers a host of events designed for locals, tourists, and frequent visitors. Whether or not visitors are connoisseurs of the culinary world, the Center aims to make them aware of the uniqueness of local dishes and the potential of Murcia’s raw ingredients. The ultimate objective is to make Murcia into a gastronomic tourism destination of reference, giving the city, Murcian agriculture and its most outstanding products the recognition they deserve.

To achieve this, they have promoted several particularly important initiatives, including the creation of an R+D laboratory focused on the region’s vegetables, visits to local producers to learn about their quality processes, and the introduction of a “Murcian menu” in different restaurants throughout the city that features the traditional recipes of Murcia.

Since March 2023, the Municipal Gastronomic Center has been executing an extensive program that includes product presentations and tastings, beer and wine tastings, cooking workshops for children and adults, cooking courses for Erasmus students, visits to local producers, and showcooking and junior-chef events, among other activities.

Visiting the Municipal Gastronomic Center of Murcia is a unique and exciting experience you’re not going to want to miss, especially if you’re already a lover of Murcian food and drink. Enjoy the delicious dishes and wines of the region, learn how to prepare recipes at home, and deepen your knowledge of local products and producers. Innovative activities, facilities, and services await you in the new central hub of Murcian gastronomy.

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