The Dominican Republic will be the guest country at the Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress, to be held next October in Huelva, a Spanish city that presented the event in Santo Domingo on Thursday.
The congress, which is called Binómico, will be held under the theme “22 cuisines, one identity” and will bring together 30 speakers from Spain and Latin American countries, including 17 Michelin stars and 3 national awards for Gastronomy of Spain.
The mayor of Huelva, Gabriel Cruz, who traveled to Santo Domingo to present Binómico, told Efe that the Dominican Republic has been chosen as the first guest country of the congress because of “the growing boom” of Dominican cuisine and also because of its historical ties with Spain and with Huelva in particular.
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“It is the first land where Spanish sailors arrived, it is where all this flow of communication and miscegenation begins. And let’s not forget, the relevance that Dominican gastronomy is acquiring in the international panorama”, he said.
In this sense, the mayor also aspires to present Huelva “as a city with historical links” with Latin American countries.
Binómico will be held in the Andalusian city between October 25 and 27 and will have a “substantially face-to-face” format, although always respecting the rules of distance due to the pandemic.
Among the chefs who have confirmed their presence at the event, according to the official program, are the renowned Dominican chefs María Marte, Ana Lebrón and chef Tita.
The congress program will include various lectures, talks, workshops and exchanges, in addition to a “host of activities” gastronomic in the street, to make “Huelva feel” the Ibero-American culinary.