Javea Gastronomy - Xabia

Gastronomy is one of the greatest attractions of the Costa Blanca. Javea is no exception, good proof of which exists in the numerous restaurants where one can enjoy typical dishes of the Mediterranean made up of fish, shellfish and rice, as well as international cuisine. The rich culinary tradition is totally preserved within the family home, although it can also be sampled in the form of tapas in certain bars, especially in the old town and the port.

Among the rice dishes as well as the traditional paella, one can choose from: a banda, a la marinera, con costra, al horno or with fesols y naps. Fish allows for the preparation of tasty dishes such as suc roig, cruet de peix and fried dishes. Also to be found are the popular salted fish dishes such as boquerones , tuneas and the tasty borreta de melva, all typical of the Alicante coast.

In Javea traditional dishes include coques, stews such as putxero amb penques I pilotes or caragols amb bull I ceba. Among the desserts should be mentioned those made from typical products of the area such as almonds, oranges, raisins, figs and pomegranates.

Cakes include pastissets de moniato, almond cakes, mona de pasqua, pumpkin fritters, almond tarts, and more. They can all be accompanied by the traditional drink from the fields of Xabia, mistela or refreshments such as agua limón or horchata. Also well appreciated are sausages such as botifarra or sobrasada made in the area.

One of the most appreciated delicacies of Javea are els bogamarins which are eaten raw, those from Javea being the tastiest of the Mediterranean coast. Els bogamarins have become one of the most successful delicacies among the rich variety of sea products which Javea coast offers. Javea enjoys some of the most interesting wines produced by the vines which fill the fields of the area. Wine-making has been developed since ancient times which give a unique tone and bouquet to the grapes. A tradition passed on from father to son in ancient wineries which is combined with the latest technology in wine making.

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