The best Spanish chefs at Marbella’s Food & Sun Festival

The best Spanish chefs will meet in the second edition of the “Food & Sun Festival”, which will be hosted by the Gran Melia Don Pepe hotel in Marbella (Malaga), from the 22nd to 24th August.

After the “success” harvested last year, this event aims to establish itself as a “highly relevant” event in the agenda of the city as well as “a benchmark” of culinary competitions.

In addition to gathering more than 400 professionals including chefs, sommeliers, waiters and winemakers, the meeting will feature a lineup of renowned culinary artists. Spanish renowned chefs attending the festival will include Dani García, José Andrés and Andrea Tumbarello.

The event, organized by the city of Marbella, will make it possible to continue betting on the Andalusian city “as a tourist destination and a culinary benchmark of quality “in the living tradition and the avant-garde cuisine.

This year’s novelty will be that the cuisine and golf will come together to bring together different sections of the public at the event ‘Wine & Green’ which is to be held on the 23rd August.

This event shows off the variety of gastronomic culture and tradition of Marbella. Marbella has many Michelin stars and has over 800 professional kitchens as well as many prestigious academies. The Marbella Sun and Food Festival is helping to promote tourism through this gastronomic endeavour.

There are three events taking place:

Live Cooking: On Sunday 22 August the chef’s Dani Garcia, Jose Andres and Andrea Tumbarello will be giving professional cooking demonstrations.  They will be covering popular Spanish dishes.  This will take place at Hotel Melia Don Pepe

Wine & Green: On Monday 23rd August an exclusive event will take place, fine dining and golf, where you can also enjoy another of the great attractions of Marbella, golf courses.  A tasting of sparkling white wines will take place with a cocktail offered by the three Michelin star restaurants in Marbella Calima, El Lago and Skina.

Espetos Competition: (Espetos are sardines cooked on a stick on a charcoal barbeque on a chiringuito) this takes place on Tuesday 24th August. This event is about espetos a tradition dish of which includes whole aspect of its cooking.. Six espeteros areas will be available for competitors and they will be judged by a jury of professional espeteros and retired professionals with high reputations.