We are gastronomy


Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy 2016.

The region of Catalonia has officially begun its tenure as European Region of Gastronomy 2016, under the slogan Som Gastronomia, or "We are gastronomy".

The European Region of Gastronomy project is the work of the International Institute for Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT), an association of experts from the aforementioned fields who believe in "celebrating and investigating different subject areas related to culture and food diversity, gastrodiplomacy and sustainable development".

 

Among the Institute's different activities is the annual European Region of Gastronomy designation. Catalonia European Region of Gastronomy 2016 was chosen by an independent jury of international experts for its exquisite and varied gastronomy, and its importance on the world gastronomic stage.

For its part, Catalonia has risen to the challenge under the banner of Som Gastronomia, or "We are gastronomy", and declared three-Michelin star chef Carme Ruscalleda of Restaurant Sant Pau the region's ambassador.

Among its plans for the year, Catalonia European Region of Gastronomy 2016 intends to highlight local agricultural products as the cornerstone of its cuisine, as well as its wines, culture and significance as a food tourist destination. Additionally, Catalonia will be hosting the eighth edition of the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) on April 5th and 6th, 2016.

  • 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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