Town Hall publishes guide to the best places to eat and traditional recipes

Orihuela Town Hall has published a gastronomy guide to the countryside villages in the municipality. It is the third food guide after ones about the city and the coast.

This one compiles bars and restaurants which serve good food that is prepared well using ingredients grown on local farms, like artichoke, broccoli or citrus fruits.

There are also recipes for more traditional dishes, like arroz con costra (rice with a crust), caldo con Pelotas (meatballs in stock), or typical sweets of the area like almojábanas (buns with fresh cheese) or mona de Pascua (Easter cake).

“Finding out about our gastronomy is a gratifying experience that can be enjoyed with all five senses, but it is also advisable to complement it with a visit to discover the natural corners of our rural areas, and possibly a tour of the historic quarter of the city to see its numerous museums and monuments,” said Councillor Sofía Álvarez.

There are 6,000 copies of the guide which features more than 70 businesses in 20 different villages. Copies can be acquired from the Tourist Info in Orihuela city centre.