The gastronomic meeting D * na de Dénia will be held on October 29, 30 and 31 and November 1, with a new format and taking advantage of the festive bridge of All Saints, in which our city receives many visitors. After the two editions of the D * na Festival Dénia (2017 and 2018) and the D * na Fòrum of 2019, the D * na Restaurant now arrives, with a format adapted to the health situation derived from COVID-19 and its economic consequences and social.
The D * na Restaurant 2021 falls within the calendar of actions of Turisme Comunitat Valenciana and the City Council of Dénia, which have already put in place the mechanisms for its organization. For reasons of safety and prudence, together with the desire to make the hospitality sector a protagonist, which has been badly hit by the pandemic, D * na Restaurant moves its setting from the emblematic Paseo de la Marineta Cassiana to local restaurants, safe spaces where unique experiences will be created. On this occasion, the three Michelin star chef Quique Dacosta He also assumes a prominent role as promoter of the event, of which he is creative director.
A commission led by the Dénia City Council is working on the organization and planning of the activities of the D * na Restaurant, in which the Dénia Creative City of Gastronomy Foundation and the Association of Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurs (AEHTMA) participate.
The conception of the festival follows the criteria that inspired it. It is about claiming, and in this case also recovering, an ancient Mediterranean way of life around gastronomy in a broad sense, which unites traditions and new proposals, highlights the role of chefs and their dishes, and gives visibility to local producers and to our unique products. It aims to be, as it was in previous years, a meeting point for the protagonists of our gastronomic identity to put it in value and make it known.
This new edition of D * na Restaurant will be adjusted to the health situation at the time it is held and will have, if the improvement is confirmed and consolidated, an obvious sense of celebration, at the same time that it intends to add and join efforts for the recovery of the hospitality, agri-food and tourism sector of Dénia and the Marina Alta region.