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The best Russian salad in Malaga is served in Verum

Winner Jorge Berzosa.
Winner Jorge Berzosa. / SUR
  • The winner, Jorge Berzosa of Asador Verum, was ultimately chosen for his traditional and simple version of the typical Spanish tapa

Egg, tuna belly, Coín potatoes, homemade mayonnaise, prawns and shredded yolk are the ingredients of the 'ensaladilla rusa' (Russian Salad) with which chef Jorge Berzosa, from the Asador Verum in the Cerrado de Calderón area of Malaga, (www.verumrestaurante.com), has won the fifth edition of the Malaga Russian Salad championships.

The competition was organised by Media&Chef and backed by Cerveza Victoria.

Eleven competitors took part, preselected by Media&Chef for the quality of their 'ensaladillas rusas', and fought it out in the final which was presided over by a large jury made up of professionals from the gastronomy sector.

It was a hard battle; the Russian salads from Restaurante del Candado Golf, Matiz, Eboka, Yerbagüena, Jalar, QBO, Santiago, Lereo, La Cayetana and La Antxoeta were all worthy of winning.

As in all the previous editions of the competition, the tasting and prize giving took place in the Gourmet Experience high-end food section in Malaga's El Corte Inglés, and the trophy was presented by Leonor García-Agua, the director of the Sabor a Málaga food brand.

The winner was ultimately chosen for his traditional and simple version of the typical Spanish tapa.