The village will be filled with flavour and culinary art on October 24th and 25th. The Virgen de la Peña square in Mijas Village will host the ‘Sabor a Malaga’ (A taste of Malaga) market from 11 to 18 hours. Eighteen “stands” will be installed with representative products of the province of Malaga such as bread, sausages, honey, extra virgin olive oil, goat cheeses, wines, artisan sweets, jams, and avocados, among others. The programme includes various activities and ‘show-cookings’ by local and provincial chefs. The event was presented on Thursday 22nd at the headquarters of the Malaga Provincial Council by the first vice president and head of Development, Economic and Social Affairs, Juan Carlos Maldonado (C’s), who highlighted the gastronomic offer of Mijas with the celebration of ‘Sabor a Malaga’ “promoting the products of our land”, and added that the event allows “the producers of our province to maintain their activity in these difficult times, while providing a new tourist attraction for the municipality of Mijas”. Also attending the presentation was the head of the Mijas Town Hall Tourism Department, Juan Carlos Acevedo, who assured that “there are three things to be thankful for: first, the Malaga Pro-vincial Council, as it is providing a good leisure opportunity for Mijas; second, that it helps to promote local restaurants; and third, because it develops the gastronomy segment”. Maldonado took advantage of the presentation to “encourage the residents of Mijas and those of Malaga to come to this market organised with great pride and affection”, and in turn also wanted to thank “both the Local Council of Mijas, the mayor of the municipality, the councillor for Tourism, and the entire team in the Department”. The market, which has already been organised in other towns such as Rincón de la Victoria or Torremolinos, this year complies with all the relevant hygienic-sanitary measures. “This year it is a small market”, added the vice president of the Provincial Council, “in comparison with the county fairs that ‘Sabor a Malaga’ has been organising up to now, due to the pandemic”. Instead of a fair, it is now called a market, as Maldonado pointed out, “above all, to control capacity, security measures and reducing the number of ‘stands’”.

Gastronomic Mijas

The councillor for Tourism, José Carlos Martín (C’s), pointed out that “this type of initiative is organised to revitalize the municipality by placing Mijas in the spotlight, this time, for all enthusiasts of good food”. Martín stressed that “gastronomy is one of the segments with the greatest potential in Mijas, and it is included within the Strategic Tourism Plan, and therefore this activity is a showcase to publicize our local products and the chefs at the restaurants in Mijas”.

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Source: Mijas Semanal