The world pays tribute to paella
Valencia, the birthplace of one of the most internationally renowned dishes, paella, is hosting the 1st Rice Congress – a Tribute to Paella. The congress will be held from 29 September to 2 October in the City of Arts and Sciences, with the participation of more than 50 prestigious chefs from around the world, including notable personalities such as the Spaniards Quique Dacosta and Martín Berasategui; Gualteiro Marchesi and Davide Scabin from Italy; and Jiro Ono and Alvin Leung, from Japan and China, respectively. The chefs will be discussing and demonstrating the most varied ways of preparing rice. What’s more, over the four days there will be 70 stands offering typical wine and other products from Spain’s different regions at reasonable prices. The “Gran Fiesta de la Morcilla de Arroz” and the “Túnel del Arroz” (Tunnel of Rice) will be situated next to the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, where visitors will be able to try slices of morcilla de arroz (a type of black pudding filled with rice) for just €2 and a wide range of rice dishes for €4. The city will also be involved in the festival through “Rice Gastronomy Week” from 26 September to 2 October, when 21 restaurants in Valencia city and 13 in the province will be delighting diners with delicious rice dishes. The climax will take place on Sunday 2 October, when hundreds of Valencians will gather next to the l’Assut d’Or bridge to cook as many paellas as possible.
A mouth-watering event that’s too good to miss!