the ‘al Modo Bar’ Tapas Route Attracts Attention At The 10th Calzada De Calatrava International Film Festival

The ‘al Modo Bar’ Tapas Route Attracts Attention At The 10th Calzada De Calatrava International Film Festival

Neighbours and visitors can savour a total of six inventive tapas with cinematic titles and take part in a competition with a prize of 200 euros for the winner.

Calzada de Calatrava, 15 August 2023. Calzada de Calatrava is not only cinema, as it also stands out for its gastronomy thanks to the good work of its chefs in the kitchen. What could be better than combining the seventh art with exquisite culinary recipes. Well, the 10th Calzada de Calatrava International Film Festival‘Al Modo Bar’ Tapas Competitionwhere locals and visitors will be able to sample up to six different dishes, each named after a film, until Friday, 18 August, prior to the end of the festival.

The Portalón “Canallas” presents ‘Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios’ which is a recipe for delicious cracked pepper. This tapa will be available for consumption from 1pm to 3pm and from 9pm to close during the days of the competition throughout the festival. The second recipe is the work of Bar “La Piscina” with the tapa ‘La flor de mi secreto’, which is a potato timbale with caramelised onion. The timetable for consumption is from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on all the days of the competition. The third one is called ‘Ocho Apellidos Catalanes’ and is the work of Terraza “Lechuguita”, which offers this exquisite delicacy of fuet tartare with opening hours from 21.30 to 00.30 hours, every day of the competition except Monday, 14 August.

Bar “La Place” offers ‘La montaña encantada’, consisting of an octopus and prawn salad. This tapa will be available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to midnight and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 3pm. The fifth option is the Bar Restaurant “San Isidro” with its recipe ‘El Rey Burro’, a veal burrito with ranchero sauce’. The hours to consume it are from 1pm to close every day. Finally, the Bar “Plaza Mayor” offers ‘Es por tu bien’, a chicken empanada with mushrooms. Consumers will be able to sample this delicacy from 1pm to 3pm and from 9pm to midnight daily


Neighbours and visitors have to do the whole tour in the six establishments and try each of the tapas. At each stop they will be stamped to be recorded in a personal booklet and, once they have been stamped at all of them, they will be entered for a prize of 200 euros in gift tickets to be consumed in the establishments participating in this tenth edition of the “Al Modo Bar” Cinema Tapas Competition.

The Director of the X Calzada de Calatrava International Film Festival, José Antonio Valencia Camacho,first of all, he thanks the “participation and commitment shown by the Calzadena hotel and catering industry to the Film Festival, and the extraordinary work of the six establishments participating in the route this year” and invites anyone, whether local or visitor, to participate “because it is a unique and exquisite gastronomic experience through these magnificent culinary interpretations, as a tapa, of titles from movies from the history of cinema of all time “. Valencia Camacho stresses that the seventh art and gastronomy “are very important for our town and festival so it is ideal to have an initiative like this where we can enjoy both things at the same time”. We cannot forget that, in addition to enjoying all the sessions of feature films and short films, one of the main objectives is to mobilise the local population and those who visit us, as well as the productive fabric of Calzada de Calatrava, so that they can benefit from what is generated through the Festival, and in this case in particular with regard to our hotel and catering industry.


The X International Film Festival of Calzada de Calatrava is a reality thanks to the sponsorship of the production company El Deseo, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, the Diputación de Ciudad Real, the GDR Campo de Calatrava, Parque Cultural Calatrava, Globalcaja, European Funds CEE, the Ministry Agenda 2030, Leader Funds, Fundación Impulsa, the Federation of Popular Universities, Ministry of Agriculture, Vice Calzada, Susano Solution, Mogar, Merendero Slogan, Desearás Volver, TAQ Distinciones, Grupo DTLED, Grupo Torreblanca, Informancha, JR Fotografía, Grupo Aspa, Complejo Rural Volcán Columbia, Aspafone Negocios, Caser Seguros and Eventos El Hidalgo.

Also collaborating are CIMA – Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios Audiovisuales, PNR – Plataforma de Nuevos Realizadores, CMMedia, Festhome, Finca La Rosala, Hospedería Los Calatravos, José Vicente Romero, Mobiveta, Pistachos Queen, Restaurante Las Palomas and Mi Escapada Favorita.