DENIA and Valencia were two of the eight Spanish cities participating in the first World Tapas Day in Brussels last week.
Denia Tourism helped organise the presence of two top local chefs, Fernando Gonzalez and Jose Bañuls from El Raset, joined by Mara Baño from the Les Freses bodega. There were cooking displays focusing on tapas, with the El Raset team preparing an octopus salad with pickled fennel, sweet potato and a salsa ronyoses.
The event was well attended by tourist delegations, visitors and journalists and was organised by the Spanish Gastronomic Destinations association of which Denia is a member. Belgium is an important country for tourism to this part of the world, with many Belgians enjoying Spanish food and drink while having a high average spend when on holiday.