Málaga Gastronomy Festival: The City’s Biggest Food Event

Malaga Gastronomy FestivalFrom the 24th May to the 27th May, the city of Málaga will host Andalucia’s most important gastronomic event: Malaga Gastronomy Festival.

This will be the 5th edition of this festival which is a strategic project for the city of Málaga, its province and Andalucía. The objective of making the city a gastronomic reference is slowly becoming a reality with yearly growth in terms of content for the festival and the level of chefs taking part.

Visitors will be able to enjoy debates, food tasting, movies, photographic exhibitions, workshops, show cooking and lots more. It’s a festival which serves as a showcase to the areas gastronomic heritage and culture attracting food lovers of all ages and with varied tastes.

The undisputed star of the festival, and the foundation of the area’s gastronomy is the fresh produce and ingredients sourced locally and used to cook amazing dishes you’ll have the opportunity of tasting when you visit the festival. Exotic fresh fruits and vegetables such as Mangos and avocados from the Axarquía area of Málaga; the fresh seafood the Coast is famous for; the bread, cheeses and exquisite virgin olive oil, and of course, Malaga’s spectacular wines, are all ingredients which will feature in the dishes prepared by participating chefs.

A Taste of the Basque Country

This year, the festival features the Basque country as the guest region. Various activities have been planned in Plaza de la Marina, including:

  • Wine tasting and pairing
  • Meat workshop uncovering all the truth and myth about this staple of Basque cuisine
  • Show cooking exhibitions by top chefs including Iñaki Gorrotxategi or Xabier Zabaleta
  • Photo exhibition
  • Traditional Basque Putxeras stew in Plaza de la Marina at lunchtime on Sunday
  • Live music
  • Traditional contemporary Basque dancing
  • And lots more…

Show Cooking

During the festival, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing show cooking demonstrations from top Basque chefs as well as chefs from the rest of Spain and Andalusia. Benito Gómez from Restaurante Bardal in Ronda (Recently awarded a Michelin Star) and Kisko García from Restaurante Choco, one of the best restaurants in Cordoba and also with a Michelin Star are just two of the top chefs taking part.


La Marina Street Food

Perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited moments of the festival is the start of La Marina Street Food, a gastronomic space located in the ‘Plaza la Marina’, just next to the port. From the 24th to the 27th May, Chefs from Málaga, Andalucía and all over Spain will become the stars of the show with live cooking shows and tastings for all who wish to sample their mouth-watering masterpieces.

Once again the Plaza de la Marina is set to become a treat for the senses where all the family can enjoy the wide selection of activities taking place, including Cocktail making, product presentations, workshops for kids and adults, photography activities, and live music!

The Marina Street Food will also include the presence of some of Málaga’s top restaurants offering the very best of their cuisine from Food Trucks and stalls during the event.


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