The winners of the I Concurso de la Tapa Córdoba Gastronomica have been announced this weekend.
After sampling the 20 tapas in the final, a job I wouldn´t have minded, the winners are:
Traditional Tapas - Tosta de Sardina Ahumada con guacamole y confitura de tomate, smoked sardines on toast with guacamole and tomato jam from Restaurante El Churrasco.
Iniviative Tapas - Lubina Asada con emulsión de espinacas y crujiente de jamón y garbanzos con toque de vinagreta de naranja, Baked Sea Bass with Spinach Sauce, Crispy Ham and Chickpeas with a Hint of Orange Vinaigrette from Bodega-Taberna Rafaé.
Ecological Tapas - Bocadito de Cochinillo crujiente confitado, pan, higos y regaliz, Mini Crispy Suckling Pig and Confit Sandwich with figs and liquorice from Restaurante Puerta Sevilla.
Montilla-Moriles Tapas - Salmorejo Amontillado, Salmorejo with Montillado Wine from Restaurante Garum 2.1 Bistronomic Tapas Bar.
The overall winner from the four categories with the highest public votes was the Salmorejo Amontillado made at the Garum 2.1 Bistronomic Tapas Bar.
To read more about the competition and the 93 city-wide establishments that took part see the Concurso de Tapas Cordoba website in English for ideas on great dining experiences in Cordoba and don´t forget to watch out for next year´s feast - I hope to be there.