These awards are part of the second edition of the Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress (Binómico), which ended on Wednesday 26 October.
The mayor of Huelva, Gabriel Cruz, inaugurated the Paseo de la Gastronomía Iberoamericana, which now bears the names of four great chefs: Joan Roca (Spain), Narda Lepes (Argentina), Chef Tita (Dominican Republic) and Xanty Elías (Spain). This event is part of the second edition of the Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress (Binómico), which ended on Wednesday 26 October.
All discovered their star, located next to the Mercado del Carmen, and received from the hands of the mayor the recognition that accredits this distinction, as indicated Binómico in a press release.
M. Cruz said he was “satisfied” with the course of Binómico, “a beautiful project for Huelva”, and this initiative that places “at the feet of the Mercado del Carmen the imprint of great chefs” as Joan Roca, “the pride of Spain”, Chef Tita, “a great chef who supports the conference since the beginning” ; Narda Lepes, “a huge and extremely important chef who represents this year’s guest country” and Xanty Elías, “a fantastic person, creative, a defender of the products of our land, but if I have to choose one thing in Xanty, it is his solidarity and his heart”.
The awardees expressed their gratitude for this recognition and stressed the importance of the links generated by Binómico and, in the case of Joan Roca, the initiative of the Paseo de la Gastronomía Iberoamericana, which he described as “modern, creative and very interesting”. “Huelva is the place where we should do it,” he remarked.
Then, the mayor of the city of Huelva, together with the deputy minister of tourism of Argentina, guest country of the second edition of Binómico, Yanina Martínez, the president of the provincial council, María Eugenia Limón, the delegate for development of the Junta de Huelva, José Manuel Correa, the representative of Segib, Luciana Binaghi, and the director of the congress, Alberto de Paz, proceeded to the official closing of the event, whose slogan this year was “We are the origin.”
De Paz highlighted some data of this edition, such as the 65 hours of gastronomic activities that took place, the 58 speakers who participated both in the Casa Colón and Cruzcampo stage; the more than 500 children who passed through Binómico Kids to learn about healthy and sustainable food and above all, the warmth and welcome of Huelva, “a very welcoming city that has shown it”. “From today we start working on the third edition,” announced the director of Binómico.
The mayor was full of praise for the organizers and confessed that he was already thinking about the third edition, because “this is a project in which each edition is a new step in this common idea, much more general, generous and ambitious, which is to feel closer, a union of cultures and knowledge under the universal umbrella of gastronomy.
For its part, the representative of the Ibero-American General Secretariat expressed its gratitude for the possibility that the Segib again becomes a strategic partner and institutional support for Binómico and highlighted the synergy between the public and private sectors, which “shows that sustainable development is possible.
The regional government is and will be “always present, with economic and institutional support, so that Huelva is where it deserves to be with events like this”, a congress that “puts us definitely on the map”.
For her part, the president of the Provincial Council, María Eugenia Limón, congratulated the mayor for involving the citizens and said that Huelva has demonstrated, especially with the gastronomy, that “Huelva is Ibero-American and Ibero-American is Huelva.
The Argentine Deputy Minister of Tourism, Yanina Martínez, praised the “joint efforts of the public and private sectors” and celebrated the fact that her delegation has overcome “all obstacles to strengthen ties.” “The world must have more gastronomy, because gastronomy is a sister”, she added, with the desire to achieve “zero hunger, the most important of the Sustainable Development Goals”.
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