Gastronomic Getaway to Dénia
Gastronomic Getaway to Dénia
Dénia, being a Mediterranean city, has a local cuisine that has all the nuances and flavours to offer the most exquisite pleasures to the palate.
The city of Dénia has been awarded as Creative City of the Gastronomy of Unesco for its gastronomy offer. In this article, you will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the best restaurants in Dénia.
The chefs of this restaurant have the mission to elaborate local dishes, focusing on sea products, although they also have an offer of white and red meat dishes. One of its most recognised dishes is the Red Prawn from Dénia. Another of the typical dishes is the prawn with chard, in which the flavours of tender garlic, prawns and chard are combined, seasoned with olive oil and spicy paprika.
El Marino Dénia
The history of this restaurant dates back to 1949. Here you can find a select wine list and starters of seafood, as well as other traditional meats of the Spanish cuisine. In one of the most exquisite dishes of El Marino, you can feel the flavours of octopus with pencas, whose ingredients are onion, peppercorns, and white wine, among others.
Located on the coast and portraying three Michelin stars, chef Quique Dacosta is in charge of one of the best restaurants in the world where each dish is presented as an authentic work of art. Here you can find the most delicious desserts, where the sweet is balanced with salt so that the sensations are much softer and more harmonious.
In the variety of dishes, Chef Quique Dacosta's primary focus is on the sea as it could not be otherwise, but he does not leave out other types of products either. If you are interested in haute cuisine, in the post Michelin stars in the Region of Valencia, you will find more information.
Agua de Mar
As the name suggests, in this restaurant chefs work mainly with fresh sea products and rice dishes. In fact, this restaurant is located right next to the sea, in a harbour full of elegant yachts.
Apart from the traditional fideuà, you can order rice with spinach and anchovies. In this dish ingredients such as tomatoes, saffron, olive oil, parsley, and sweet paprika are combined. This recipe is complemented with rice cooked on fish broth.
Las Bareitas Dénia
Las Bareitas Dénia is a restaurant that works with the best produce from the orchard. Here you will find local dishes that have been nuanced with different flavours from other cuisines, thus achieving a much more exquisite level. Rest assured that you will be surprised by the dessert menu, where the ingredients balance perfectly.
The pumpkin and chocolate cake is dessert customers love. An autochthonous dish where the liquid cream fulfils a critical mission when it comes to combining the essence of the pumpkin with sugar and cornstarch. A chocolate bath finishes the dessert giving elegance and a superb presentation to the cake.
As its name indicates, AmiGourmet is a restaurant focused on gourmet cuisine. It is a modest restaurant that offers lunch and breakfast complemented by an exciting wine list, ice cream, and desserts.
The gourmet cuisine focuses on seafood and prices range from the most economical to the most sophisticated. It is a restaurant where you can taste different tapas like grilled cuttlefish, homemade croquettes, and stewed octopus, among others.
If you want to know more about typical food, do not miss the gastronomy section where to find recipes and typical dishes of the Region of Valencia.