The event was chaired by the mayor of Cehegín, Alicia del Amor and the General Director of Tourism of the Regional Government, Juan Francisco Martínez
La Almazara de Cehegín Restaurant today received the XIV Mursiya Mezze Award from the Murcia Gourmet Club as the best hotel establishment of 2019.
The Mursiya Mezze is the prize with which this gastronomic society founded in 2006 recognizes that establishment that has obtained better ratings in various sections, such as presentation, product, complexity, pairing, etc.
The menu that served "La Almazara" at the dinner last October received the highest scores and thus adds to the list of restaurants distinguished by Murcia Gourmet.
"Murcia Gourmet was the idea of â€‹â€‹a group of friends that has been growing into a consolidated gastronomic society that will continue to support the cuisine and chefs of this region to the fullest," said José Ramón Carrasco, its president, who stressed The richness of the gastronomy of the Murcian northwest, which together with the landscape and cultural value of this area, makes it an increasingly popular tourist destination.
The mayor of Cehegín, Alicia del Amor, and the Director General of Tourism, Juan Francisco Martínez, were in charge of delivering the Mursiya Mezze to the Ortega brothers, Carlos, Laura and Salvador, owners of "La Almazara" and who already have important acknowledgments
The restaurant located in Cehegín is located in a centenary mill that turns the visit to this restaurant into an encounter with the essence of one of the most traditional activities of the region
The Almazara served at lunch the same menu that was awarded and that was made up of deer tartare, partridge pate, octopus with wine, smoked tuna with sarmiento, onion soup and fresh mushrooms, rice with verudras, wild collars and anchovies, and Murcian goat kid.
For dessert, chocolate toast.
All this paired with craft beers, oils and wines of various denominations, including the DO of Bullas
The menu once again delighted the members who had the opportunity to taste it at the time and the rest of the guests invited to the event, among whom were recognized gourmet.
The Cultural Association Gastronomic Society Club Murcia Gourmet has its foundation in 2006 and since then has had the opportunity to visit more than 120 restaurants throughout the Region of Murcia.
Formed by managers and businessmen from different disciplines, the Murcia Gourmet Club stands out for displaying through its publications and an extensive library of more than a thousand images the good work of chefs and other professionals who perform their work in restaurants in our Region.
A promotion that includes the prominence that the Murcian restoration has in other areas such as solidarity or culture, where the Murcia Gourmet Club has carried out several actions, highlighting among others the publication in January 2016 of the first biography of Raimundo González Frutos written by Ismael Galiana