Paella Festival in Benidorm


“RICE” conjures up several images in English, but in Spanish “arroz” is shorthand for paella.

Benidorm is now holding the second edition of the resort’s Jornadas del Arroz. In other words it is a Paella Festival, conceived to combine gastronomy and tourism, with 19 restaurants participating in the event.

During the recent Valencia Day celebrations the public were able to sample a wide variety of the huge range of dishes that come under the heading of paella.


Portions were charged at €1 each and the money raised went towards the town’s November fiestas. 

Benidorm’s mayor Augustin Navarro was on hand to dish out the rice, assisted by Tourism councillor Gema Amor, Fiestas councillor Cristina Escoda and members of the fiestas’ committee.


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