Seven celebrity Catalan chefs celebrate the European Region of Gastronomy 2016 Award


On Tuesday 27 September 2016, on World Tourism Day, Catalan cuisine received a unique tribute.

For the first time, the chef Nandu Jubany, alongside with seven star chefs - Carme Ruscalleda (Sant Pol), Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca), Paco Pérez (Miramar),  Jordi Cruz  (Àbac), Fina Puigdevall (Les Cols), Paolo Casagranda (Lasarte) i Raül Balam (Moments), offered a dinner in homage to their profession.  200 professionals from the tourism and gastronomy sector including representatives of the Slow Food Network, Cuina Catalana campaign and IGCAT experienced a gastronomic feast.

This special event marked the occasion of Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy 2016 Award and was hosted at the special invitation of the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and in the presence of Catalan Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget and the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, Meritxell Serret, amongst other public authorities.  IGCAT's President, Dr. Diane Dodd was amongst many distinguished guests and noted with appreciation the high level and culinary expertise provided during the gala event.
About the European Region of Gastronomy

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. Candidate regions are invited to join a knowledge-exchange platform of European regions in order to further cross-border collaborations and develop shared initiatives.

About IGCAT

IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) organises the Award with the support of European institutions. IGCAT  is an international network of experts in the fields of culture, arts, tourism and gastronomy that aim to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating and supporting leaders in cities, regions and cultural projects to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

  • AMBASSADORS

    Wassim Hallal

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

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    Robert Palmer

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

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    Montserrat Garrido Romera

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

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    Carme Ruscalleda

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

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    Francisco de Calheiros

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

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    Maurizio Zanella

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Anton Rombouts

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

  • GALLERY

    1st Partner Meeting in North Brabant, April 2014

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    2nd Partner Meeting in Sant Pol de Mar, Catalonia, June 2014

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    Information Day at Brussels during the Open Day October 2014

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    3rd Partner Meeting in Brussels, October 2014

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    Regions bidding for the title in 2016 present to an international jury at Palacete Villa Moraes, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, 5 February 2015

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    4th Partner Meeting in Minho, February 2015

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    5th Partner Meeting Catalonia, June 2015

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    Winning 2016 Regions Award Ceremony at the Pedrera, Barcelona, 2 July 2015

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    Regions bidding for the title in 2017 present to an international jury at the Fundació Alicia, Catalonia, 3 July 2015

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    Catalonia and Minho present their programmes for 2016 to SEDEC of the Committee of the Regions, 22 September 2015

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    Winning 2017 Regions Award Ceremony at ExpoMilan, supported by DG Growth of the European Commission, 29 September 2015

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    6th Partner Meeting Bergamo, 1 October 2015

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    Regions present their candidature for 2018

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    7th Partner Meeting in Noord-Brabant

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    Winning 2018 Regions Award Ceremony in Aarhus

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