3rd 'Rossejat Torrenti' contest. pic by @hortanoticies
Did you know that today, Monday, 17th of February the national competition of 'Rossejat Torrentí' also called 'Cassola de Sant Blai' was held in Torrente-Valencia-Spain? This is a unique rice recipe, originally from the town of Torrent near Valencia. It is cooked in a clay pot and in the oven and its ingredients are: rice, pork of different cuts, veal, black pudding, sausages, chickpeas, hen, carrots, celery, leek, saffron, meatloaf and a singular sweet meatballs with Marzipan.
More than 20 restaurants from all over the national territory have participated in the contest. The winners of this 3rd edition are: 1st prize for 'La Bodega de Torrent' from Torrent. 2nd prize for 'Casa Granero' Restaurant, possibly one of the most successful restaurants in the whole country assiduous to all gastronomic competitions. Personally I remember the walls of the restaurant in Serra full of diplomas and awards and a fantastic dish I tasted: bull oxtail with snails. 3rd place has been for 'Valencia Goya Gallery'restaurant in Valencia. 4th place has been for 'Gambrinus' restaurant in the town of Siete Aguas.