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Jaime Gavilà restaurateur will be honored at the International Competition 5º creative cuisine Denia red shrimp

February 19 from 2016 - 14: 54

The local restaurateur, chef and gastronomy promoter Dénia, Jaime GAVILAYou will be honored next Tuesday, February 23, in the course of 5º International competition Creative Kitchen Red Gamba de Dénia to be held at the Municipal Market.

Jaime gavilà and Pepe the pegolí

The life of Jaime Gavilà is intimately linked to gastronomy. His grandfather founded the Negresco restaurant in 1888, later called the Gavilá restaurant, an institution in the world of Dianense gastronomy. From 1949 and until 1969 was his father, Vicente Gavilà, who ran the restaurant. Vicente Gavilà was the first to recognize the potential of the red shrimp Dénia boiled, a rare product until now that was only used in fish stocks.

After his father was Jaime who took care of the restaurant with his wife, Victoria Monserrat, until last year 2014. During this stage, they won important awards such as the Arròs a band contest of Dénia or the fideuà de Gandia.

Linking with local cuisine honoree led to pesidir the Association of Employers of Hospitality and Tourism Marina Alta (Aehtma) of 1985 to 1990. Even today, retired as the stove, Jaime Gavilá remains closely linked to the sector and has been an active member of the drafting of the candidacy of Dénia Creative City of Gastronomy equipment with which the city was recognized by UNESCO last month December.

Jaime Gavilà recognition will take place during the awards ceremony of the contest from the 13.15 hours.

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