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Jumilla Journal

Tapas, wine and walks around Jumilla

November 21, 2016

November can be a dreary, rainy month where we don’t feel inclined to do very much. However, if you can drag yourself out of the house, it’s also a good time to visit Jumilla. Why? From 4 November to 4 December, Jumilla will be celebrating the XI Jornadas Gastronómicas, which means lots of good food and good wine.  What’s not to like?

There are options to suit all tastes and budgets. The Menús Gastronómicos are offered at the nine participating  restaurants and for 30 euros you will enjoy a gastronomic feast with a selection of delicious starters, your choice of main course, desserts, a selection of excellent Jumilla wines and coffee. I recommend going with a group of friends as, from experience, if there are just two of you it will be a struggle to eat all that delicious food! All the restaurants, plus the four wine bars taking part, will also be offering a tapa or puchero plus a glass of wine for 3 euros.  Finally, at all of the establishments, you can get 5 tapas and 3 glasses of wine for 12.50 euros. Apparently it is aimed at the “más jovenes” – but these two pensioners are also taking advantage of this offer!

If you are travelling to Jumilla to take part in the gastronomic weekends, why don’t you also take advantage of Walkers Tours of Jumilla’s free walking tours around the old town? John and I have been living here for eight and a half years so, as well as taking you to the bars and restaurants taking part in the Jornadas Gastronómicas, we can share our knowledge of the history of this lovely town. All of our walks are tailored to suit your interests, whether you want to look round the museums, admire the gardens or enjoy exploring the back streets.

To book a Walkers Tour, use the contact form on our “Spain Uncovered” website: http://spainuncovered.uk/contact/

by Sue. Find out more about Sue here.