I´m writing this post as a reminder for me as well as for you to share a little about the first gastronomic “Jaen Experience” which I missed! I´m kicking myself but it is to be a yearly event. This year it was organized by Castillo de Canena Olive Juice and over 1,000 people participated tasting gastronomic dishes from six local chefs and various delicatessen products.
Some of the samples for tasting were an octopus cookie, Castillo de Canena Picual or Salmon with green apple jelly with Castillo de Canena First Day of Harvest Arbequino.
The success of this first gastronomic show offered tastings from 14 of the best bodegas in Spain, ham, caviar, smoked salmon, Spanish cava and French champagne.
There was of course plenty of extra virgin olive oil from Jaén. The CEO of Castillo de Canena Olive Juice, Francisco Vañó, said the aim was to create an annual event for “unique gourmet experiences, attractive and innovative pairings, live cookings and continuous tastings.”
Next year I´ll be there!