Torrox has been named gastronomy capital of Malaga following a competition held by the Diputación provincial government to promote the Sabor a Málaga (taste of Malaga) brand.
Mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, along with Tourism councillor, Sandra Extremera, picked up the prize during a ceremony in Malaga last Thursday.
Presenting the award, Jacobo Flórido, head of economic and productivity development at the Diputación, congratulated Torrox's hospitality sector for its "excellent work to develop tourism based on gastronomy". He added that along with cultural tourism, gastronomy provides "good quality" tourism to Malaga province.
The town hall was awarded a 35,000-euro cash prize, which will be spent on promoting an espeto (grilled sardine skewer) day as well as events designed to promote the local subtropical fruit, wine and grape sectors. There are also plans for a photography exhibition and activities for people of all ages.