29 may In the kitchen of Villena
Villena has a rich garden in whose fields range of horticultural products such as carrots, spinach, lettuce, cabbage… premium fruits: cherries, pears, apples and plums, among others. In addition, its privileged geographical location, halfway between the coast and the plateau makes in its kitchen a mix between Mediterranean and manchega cuisine tradition.
Test succulent dishes like Gazpacho Villenero, Pata and Rice, the Pelotas de Relleno or “Triguico Picao” with succulent meats like Zarangollo, sausages, or simple and delicious “Gachamiga”.
It is recommended to accompany these dishes with excellent wines from Villena, which has the largest number of wineries in the DO Alicante. Some of them can be visited within the Wine Route Alicante.
Among its wines, Fondillón is the most famous in history of Alicante wine, consumed by kings like Fernando El Católico, Philip II and Louis XIV. Also olive oil is one of the most important natural products Villena, pure juice basic olives in the Mediterranean diet.
On the other hand, in bakeries and pastry shops you can taste the most delicious traditional pastas, many of Muslim heritage: sequillos, rollicos of wine or anise, almond… A perfectly accompany the typical liqueurs made by macerating herbs from the mountains, such as lavender, herbero, anisette or the famous kataki, an exclusive local beverage of this beautiful Avexperience destination.