The Costa Blanca offers experiences you’ll never forget. Towns and cities of great tradition to discover incredible places. Beaches, fiestas, natural parks… All of this accompanied by a unique gastronomy. Mediterranean cuisine with traditional flavours. Michelin-starred restaurants with innovative touches that make its gastronomy one of the most modern in the world.
Discover the local gastronomy of Alicante
Alicante is synonymous with spectacular landscapes. Charming mountain villages and heavenly beaches. In such a diverse land, its gastronomy has to reflect that uniqueness. A wide variety of products are obtained from the sea and the land to create dishes that inspire traditional and innovative flavours. Sign up for a gastronomic getaway.
Rice is one of the cornerstones of its gastronomy. Its variants are a sign of its versatility. Traditional inland rice dishes with chicken, rabbit and snails. Baked rice or rice with crust. Seafood rice dishes such as arroz a banda, which uses fresh products such as crayfish, squid or prawns.
These seafood products have a chapter of their own. The Dénia red shrimp. The Guardamar del Segura prawn. These delicacies are used to prepare exquisite dishes such as Tabarca seafood stew or caldereta alicantina.
Perfect dishes to enjoy with Alicante Designation of Origin wines. This year, Los Fondillones have been awarded the prize for the best wine in Spain.
Inside you can taste traditional stews. Each village has its own characteristic olleta (‘pot’) with local products. Olleta alicantina is a vegetable and legume stew perfect for winter. Or olleta alcoyana, which combines vegetables and pork.
Desserts are as representative of Alicante as rice or fish. Jijona nougat at the top. But also traditional ice creams or pumpkin fritters.
Michelin-starred restaurants you can’t afford to leave behind
A gastronomic journey through the province of Alicante will take you to the best Michelin-starred restaurants to find a unique blend of tradition and innovation. Here is a brief sample of what you can discover.
Quique Dacosta, Dénia
With three Michelin stars, to enter their kitchen is to connect with the Mediterranean. They have a particular take on seafood products such as creamy sea urchin roe and fermented tomato roe. Velvet rice with related aromas is an example of how to create an innovative rice with typical ingredients from the Valencian Community, such as tiger nuts.
Its two Michelin stars endorse the creative career of Alberto Ferruz and his team. Proof of this are dishes on the menu such as marinated squid, blue duck with beetroot or lemon fish flower. Creations that shine with their own light and will make you return to the lands of Alicante.
Endorsed by two Michelin stars, it has become a reference point without losing its family spirit. Kiko Moya offers you an experience with traditional touches to enjoy at your leisure. Local flavours reinterpreted with originality, such as the cocochas de merluze en all i pebre, or the venison sirloin with smoked eel juice.
With a Michelin star, Rafa Soler’s Audrey’s is a pleasure trip through local flavours. Discover their delicious semi-salted shrimps with grape and almond cream. The specific proposal of a classic such as red prawns in consommé. You can’t miss a rice dish; on this occasion, a rice dish made with Iberian pork and roasted cauliflower.
Gastronomy doesn’t conflict with luxury at Grand Luxor Hotel
Enjoying the luxury of the Grand Luxor resort with the best dishes of Alicante’s gastronomy is an unforgettable experience. In its themed villas you’ll find a wide variety of services to relax with your partner, family or friends. Terraces to enjoy the incredible light of the Mediterranean. Bright and spacious rooms with the best amenities. A cosy atmosphere to make the most of your days off.
The perfect place to completely disconnect with a wide range of leisure and relaxation activities. In this incredible setting you can discover the wonders of traditional and modern Costa Blanca cuisine.
If you’re looking for the privileged Mediterranean climate, incredible beaches with the best ratings and an abundant range of leisure and restaurants, Grand Luxor is your destination.
Come to Alicante to discover a unique place in the Mediterranean. For its villages, fiestas, beaches, for its gastronomy. Tradition and innovation come together to create imaginative cuisine in its Michelin-starred restaurants. Unique flavours with products from the garden and the sea. You have so much to experience in Alicante. What are you waiting for?