Gastronomic events

In Ciudad Real, different festivals are organised to celebrate this variety of cuisine, that dots its calendar throughout the year. Some of these events include:

The regional ham-cutting championship: The best cured ham cutters in the region will go to the Antiguo Casino de Ciudad Real, where visitors can taste their creations and find out who will be the best ham cutter in Castilla-La Mancha.

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The Film-Inspired Nocturnal Snacks and Drinks Route: This celebration coincides with the 10th Annual Castilla-La Mancha Film Festival. During it, the city offers different snacks and cocktails inspired by films at different bars and nocturnal establishments in the city.

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The “Encuentro de Pasiones” (Easter): During these intensely traditional days, it is possible to enjoy tapas and traditional Lent dishes along with holy treats.

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Wild Game Gastronomy Festival (May): As a part of the Hunting and Tourism Fair (FERCATUR), visitors are invited to try out dishes made with hunted game.

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Noche Blanca Cervantina (June): This is a night with a special atmosphere for enjoying Ciudad Real, along with its bars, tapas and cuisine.

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Provincial Tapas Championship (June): The winning tapas in local contests will go to the regional capital as a part of a week of tasting the best minimalist cuisine that the province of Ciudad Real has to offer.

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Alphonsine Cuisine Days (July): during these days, Ciudad Real uses its cuisine to go back to the time of its founding, with dishes, tapas and servings inspired by 13th century cooking.

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Tapearte Ciudad Real: lDuring this event, tapas dominate the local cuisine. The visitor will be able to enjoy excellent tapas paired with the best wines from the region, and will be able to vote for your favourite ones.

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New Year’s “Migas” Festival: This celebration is centred around eating traditional migas or cooked breadcrumbs and is organised by the Federación de Peñas “Alarcos” of Ciudad Real.

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