Alicante Gastronómica hosts the 14th Spanish Championship of Tortilla de Patatas Trophy Tescoma
By Andrew Atkinson
Alicante Gastronómica will host the 14th Spanish Tortilla de Patatas Trophy Tescoma Championship, a competition created by famous food critic Rafael García Santos.
The competition with the Ace of Spanish cuisine pieces, as García Santos likes to define the potato omelet, will be the main course of the first day of the fair, September 24, when 10 restaurateurs from all over Spain will present their creations to be judged, directed by the critic from San Sebastian and Quique Dacosta (3 Michelin stars), Kiko Moya (2 Michelin stars), Fran Martínez de ‘Maralba’ (2 Michelin stars), Paco Torreblanca, José Gómez ‘Joselito ‘, Pepa Fernández (RNE) and José Ribagorda (T5).
Alicante Gastronomica President Carlos Baño said: “By organizing this event we want to recover the recognized and prestigious Spanish Potato Tortilla Championship organized by Rafael García Santos in thirteen successful editions, in San Sebastian and later in Alicante.
“In this third edition of Alicante Gastronomica, the competition will take pride of place in the Fair’s program, as a dish like the potato omelet, characteristic of our country, deserves.
“This land and our gastronomy owe a lot to this revolutionary genius Garcia Santos who took our Spanish chefs to the highest level.
From restaurants with a Michelin star, to bars, to wineries, to the best product, and of course, to the most popular dishes such as the potato omelet ”.
The participants, a total of 10 previously selected by the jury, will have one hour to prepare their tortillas using the ingredients they consider best and with which their tortillas are characterized and recognized.
Each participant must prepare approximately 6 to 8 portions for tasting by the jury, as well as for presentation to the public.
More than 250 exhibitors at Alicante Gastronómica is the most important experiential gastronomic fair in Spain.
An open event, which transcends the traditional concept of a professional fair, the main objective of which is to introduce the public to haute cuisine, as well as the producers and their products, the traditions and the hospitality of our Community.