SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 20 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Tenerife has closed its participation in the thirty-sixth edition of the ‘Salón Gourmets’ in Madrid highlighting its wines and vermouths and surprising with a presentation on fig coffee, which companies from Germany, Vietnam and the United Kingdom have already taken an interest in.
Throughout these four days of work, renowned chefs, companies, sommeliers and professionals from the gastronomy and hospitality industry have passed through the island’s stand, and the Cabildo de Tenerife has held various meetings with international importers and distributors from countries such as Germany and Sweden.
All of them have been able to get to know and taste some of the best products of the Tenerife primary sector, such as fresh meat, honey, liqueurs, chocolates, fish, extra virgin olive oil or Fasnia figs, the corporation highlights in a note.
With regard to wines, Tenerife brought the uniqueness and diversity of its wines to more than 3,000 people, through 48 references from the six denominations of origin of the island (Abona, Valle de la Orotava, Valle de Güímar, Tacoronte -Acentejo, Ycoden-Daute-Isora and the Canary Islands).
In the different culinary demonstrations, presentations and tastings, all the places were covered and the proposal for pairing Lava chocolate with Tenerife wines aroused special interest, as well as the two culinary demonstrations with tasting, whose preparations were focused on promoting fish artisanal and meat and agricultural products of the island.
Notable figures from the world of wine, communicators and sommeliers passed through the Tenerife stand, such as David Robledo, National Gastronomy Award winner for Best Sommelier in Spain 2014 or Manuel Isoler, sommelier of the Royal House.
Renowned chefs such as Teresa Azafrán, Juan Pozuelo and David Luengo also learned about the culinary proposals of the island.
In the same way, the presence of Emilio Gallego, General Secretary of Hospitality of Spain, and David Ríos, awarded the prize for the best bartender in the world in 2013, stood out.
The culinary proposal of Tenerife also attracted multiple gastronomic journalists, such as Celso Vázquez (Trotamanteles), Ana Rojo (Digital Journalist), Carla Royo Villanova (Hola Viajes), Juan Carlos Carpintero (Here the land), Sergio Crovetto (Very gourmet), Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Hands on the table) or Marga Rodríguez (Gastroamantes).
The thirty-sixth edition of the Gourmets Show included 70,000 square meters and more than 2,000 exhibitors, in which participants were able to discover and taste more than 55,000 quality products and drinks.
Contests, championships, prizes, tastings and culinary demonstrations were also organized, among many other activities linked to the world of wine and gastronomy.