04 December 2013 - 00: 00
The local cuisine has a strong undeniable dish: arroz a banda. Each gives his point, but all agree on the importance of this dish, which began as one of the most consistent kitchen dishes, has acquired over the years in our day to day.
When 30 years have elapsed since the first edition of the "Ciutat de Dénia" International Rice and Band Contest, the town's CDT hosted a forum for reflection and debate on our gastronomy on Tuesday, which served to establish the points where it is wanted go.
In the 10 morning the authorities toured the exhibition in the hall of the center, which could see posters all editions and informational booklets, the honor roll each year and press clippings from the 1983 year.
Here it was inaugurated the discussion forum, which began with a panel discussion on "The rice to band as gastronomic product", Moderated by journalist paco Alonso and involving Lluis Ruiz Soler, Pedro García Mocholí, Antonio Llorens, Jose R. Navarro Pareja Angeles Ruíz, Juan Carlos Galbis and Diego Mena.
After a pause, cooks Evarist Miralles and Rafa Soler prepared their own versions of arroz a banda live. Evarist Miralles opted for a traditional rice, while Rafa Soler opted for his own version of arroz a banda, which curiously did not have rice.
Meanwhile, in the conference room of the latest round tables debating the past and present of gastronomic events in Valencia with the presence of representatives of contests and events throughout the Region is going on.
It was a very pleasant chat that had the complicity and participation of the audience, who did not hesitate to share views and concerns with the speakers.
To close the ceremony, the family of Diego Mena unveiled a commemorative plaque now preside over the entrance to the conference room and has been installed by AETHMA, under the slogan "Mena is worth it" He recalled the important figure of the restorer disappeared drive contest Arroz a Banda and the creation of the CDT in Dénia.