The awards are part of the celebration of the second edition of the Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress (Binómico), which ended on Wednesday, October 26.
The Mayor of Huelva, Gabriel Cruz, has inaugurated the Paseo de la Gastronomía Iberoamericana, in which from today are 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 celebration of the second edition of the Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress (Binómico), which ended on Wednesday, October 26.
All of them have discovered their star, located next to the Mercado del Carmen, and have received from the hands of the mayor the recognition that certifies this distinction, as indicated Binómico in a press release.
Cruz has been « satisfied » with how Binómico has passed, « a beautiful project for Huelva », and this initiative that puts « at the foot of the Mercado del Carmen the imprint of reference chefs » as Joan Roca, « pride of Spain », Chef Tita, « a tremendous cook who has supported from the beginning the congress »; Narda Lepes, « an enormous and very important cook who represents the guest country of this edition » and Xanty Elías, « a fantastic person, creative, defender of the products of our land, but if I have to stay with something of Xanty is with his solidarity and his heart ».
The honorees thanked the recognition and highlighted 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 this, » he remarked.
Then, the first mayor of the City of Huelva, along with the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Argentina – guest country of the second edition of Binómico, Yanina Martinez, the president of the Provincial Council Maria Eugenia Limon, the delegate of Development of the Board in Huelva, José Manuel Correa, the representative of the Segib Luciana Binaghi and the director of the congress, Alberto de Paz, have proceeded to the official closing of the event, which this year has been the theme ‘We are Origin’.
De Paz has highlighted some data of this edition, as the 65 hours of gastronomic activities that have been developed, the 58 speakers who have participated both in the Casa Colón and in the Cruzcampo Stage; the more than 500 children who have gone through Binómico Kids to learn about healthy and sustainable food and above all, the warmth and the reception of Huelva, « a super welcoming city that has shown. « From today we start working on the third edition, » announced the director of Binómico.
The mayor has had words of praise for the organizers and has confessed to be already thinking about the third edition, because « this is a project in which each edition is a new stage, of that common idea, much more general, generous and ambitious that is to feel closer, a union of cultures and knowledge under the universal umbrella of gastronomy ».
For her part, the representative of the Ibero-American General Secretariat expressed her gratitude for the possibility of the Segib once again becoming 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 delegate of Development has assured that the regional administration is and will be « always present, with economic and institutional support, so that Huelva is where it deserves with events of this type », a congress that « definitely puts us on the map ».
For her part, the president of the Provincial Council, María Eugenia Limón, congratulated the mayor for getting the involvement of citizens and said that Huelva has shown especially with gastronomy that « Huelva is Ibero-America and Ibero-America is Huelva ».
The Deputy Minister of Tourism of Argentina, Yanina Martinez, has praised the « joint effort of the public sector with the private sector » and has celebrated that his 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. »