The Night of San Juan, is a traditional religious celebration held on the 23rd of June on the Summer Solstice. It is extremely popular all over Spain, but is especially important in the regions of Valencia and Catalonia.
The event is usually held on beaches with bonfires and fireworks, as well as in restaurants that hosts special evenings for the occasion.
The Noguera Mar restaurant, based along the seafront of Dénia, was one of those that put on an evening to enjoy. Being well-situated right by the beach, their guests were able to enjoy all of the main traditions of the evening, such as watching the bonfires, enjoying typical dishes for the occasion, and for some, even participating in the midnight swim.
The restaurant served typical food for the event, including a menu of varied seafood, including; sardines and octopus, as well as a “secret” pork dish and homemade dessert.
The restaurant also had “Batucada” at the restaurant for guests to enjoy, which is Brazilian style of percussive samba.
The Noguera Mar saw a complete a night of success, with the restaurant fully booked.
This could be the perfect place to spend next year’s Night of San Juan, so make you book in advance when the time comes in order to not miss out.
If you wish to find out more information about the restaurant, or their hotel (the Noguera Mar Hotel), please visit: www.nogueramarhotel.com