A celebration of seafood in honour of the Patron Saint of mariners
For the 14th year on the trot, the portside town of Porto Cristo has set aside one of the days of its Patron Saint's day celebrations as a seafood festival. Currently awash with activities; music,
food, dancing, sports competitions, to mark the Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen on
16th July, the town's food fest is on Monday 7th.
With lots of special little marquees as pop up restaurants and rows and rows of tables, the seafood fair is a big favourite with groups of friends and whole families who create a lively, jovial
atmosphere. Held on the Paseo de la Sirena by the beach, it costs a mere €2 to enter and then only €2.50 for each portion of food – normally a 'racion,' midway between a tapa and normal plate size.
Five restaurants from the town are providing the food; El Patio, Corb Mari, Soma, Can Toni and Can Salvador, so you can expect fine dishes like cod with prawns and pepper sauce, cuttlefish with
garlic, tempura octopus, ceviche, black rice and fideua (photo) to name but a few!
Wine drinkers have also been taken into consideration with a fine choice of brews to accompany these tempting dishes from local wineries like Miquel Gelabert, Toni Gelabert, Pere Seda and Son Vell
who've provided a great selection with particular emphasis this year on ecological, organic wines.
If you fancy going, get there around 20.00 and for what it's worth, here's my tip – don't fill up on bread!