Marbella Town Hall has underlined the city’s growing reputation as a gourmet destination with the announcement that aims to be crowned Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2020.

The award, which is decided by the Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers, is currently held by Almeria and aims to promote gastronomic tourism as well as local produce and wines.

Marbella, which is currently home to four Michelin restaurants, hopes to have its bid accepted this month, before welcoming the judging panel later in the year.