Masterchef promotes Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy 2016


The fourth Spanish edition of Masterchef will broadcast its first programme on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 22:15h on TV1 (Spanish national television) within the context of Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy 2106.  The setting for the first programme is the emblematic Monastery of Montserrat in Catalonia and is presided by Carme Ruscalleda, Michelin starred chef and Ambassador for Catalonia European Region of Gastronomy 2016 and presented by Eva Gonzalez.

The event promoted by the Catalan Tourism Board invited many important personalities from the cultural and gastronomy sector including singers Sergio DalmaDyango and Daniel Carbonell (Macaco), the actor David Fernández and the illustrator Jordi Labanda, promotor of Forum Gastronomic, Pep Palau and Executive Director of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism), Dr. Diane Dodd.

In this fourth edition, the jury is composed by the Michelin starred chefs Pepe RodríguezSamantha Vallejo-Nájera and Jordi Cruz who together instilled on the participants the principles of slow food and the importance of  traditional cuisine based on quality local products.

The making-of this first episode can be seen on Youtube_ click here

The European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award aim to contribute to better quality of life in European regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability and stimulating gastronomic innovation.  IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) organises the award with the support of European institutions.

 
For more information contact: info@europeanregionofgastronomy.org or info@igcat.org 

  • AMBASSADORS

    Wassim Hallal

    Aarhus/Central Denmark Region 2017 will celebrate our widespread and innovative use of local ingredients.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Robert Palmer

    European Region of Gastronomy is a pioneering project of cultural and economic significance to all regions who participate.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Montserrat Garrido Romera

    Sant Pol de Mar is proud to share knowledge in raising the quality of culture and gastronomy offers.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Carme Ruscalleda

    Catalonia is committed to raising the quality of local cuisine and food products.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Francisco de Calheiros

    Minho IN aims to create synergies with other areas that share the same views on competitiveness and economic development.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Maurizio Zanella

    East Lombardy promotes food and wine tourism, with a particular attention to local cuisine and sustainable food production.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Dzintars Kristovskis

    Technology and cooking is so advanced that I feel the urge to go back to the roots. Riga-Gauja 2017 European Region of Gastronomy is going to be about that.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Joan Roca

    I congratulate this initiative that highlights the richness and diversity of European gastronomy, at the same time as valuing chefs for their role in ecology and sustainability.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Anton Rombouts

    North Brabant 2018 will highlight how agrifood industries are protecting food and culture diversity.

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