Next Tuesday, June 25, Dénia will host the final of the seventh edition of the television program MasterChef7 (which was recorded in Dénia). Thanks to Quique Dacosta, the 3-Michelin-star chef, the final phase of the MasterChef final is held in Dénia for its status as the Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO.
In the program that can be seen next Tuesday June 25 on TVE1, where the renowned chef Quique Dacosta has been the host and has made the menu that the three contestants have played in the restaurant kitchen El Poblet.
The television program MasterChef7 is directed by Jordi Cruz, Samantha Vallejo Nágera and Pepe Rodriguez.
There is no product in the world like the red prawn of Denia. There is not. And I say it without a trace of doubt or trembling voice: the shrimp (red) slightly boiled with water from the Mediterranean sea is the nirvana of the gourmet.
The blame (in part) is the 6th International Creative Cooking Contest of the red gamba of Dénia. As every year, cooks (and cooks) to the last corner of Spain came to the market in Denia, a few meters from that market fish that is not a fish market: it is a state of soul.
I went as a jury, to the verge of Begoña Rodrigo, Jose Carlos Capel, or Alberto Ferruz (so up to seven gambófilos) as fascinated as the above signatory by the scarlet beast of generous mustache. Alberto (chef of the restaurant Bon Amb in Xàbia with two Michelin Stars), why this love? Why do you think it is such a special product? “Because it is the damsel of the Mediterranean Sea, the emblem of a city like Denia and the rest of the region (Marina Alta), also because it is an excellent product by which ports and cooks are known, and because it is in the DNA of So many people here. “