Spanish pastry. Tomás Zarza and Toya Legido/©ICEX.
16 Feb 2017
Training Project Development Comes to a Sweet End in Madrid
The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Spain in Madrid hosted a final "European Sweet Itineraries" meeting last week, bringing an end to this project which was co-financed by the European Union.
Author: Adrienne Smith/@ICEX
The European Sweet Itineraries project consists of the development of three tours focused on sweets production in the country's three partner countries: Spain, Italy and Portugal. Initiated in the spring of 2016, the European Sweet Itineraries is an educational tourism project geared at young students between the ages of seventeen and nineteen from vocational tourism and hospitality schools.
A total of thirty-six students from Latvia weighed in on the chosen itineraries over the past several months, providing input on their suitability as tourism-training destinations for students from all over Europe.
Last week's final meeting included a full description of the three tours, with the trip in Spain consisting of visits to Barcelona, Tossa de Mar, Santo Pol de Mar, Alcalá de Henares, Toledo and Madrid. Along the way, students will dine on chocolate at Mestre d'Aixa; taste local sweets, honey and more in Tossa de Mar; attend workshops on how to prepare the Catalan sweets Carquinyolis and Coca de Llavaneres; attend a pastry master class at the EUHT in Sant Pol de Mar; visit the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona; attend a Culinary Sweet workshop at the Escuela de Hostelería y Turismo in Alcalá de Henares; feast on traditional tapas; visit famed marzipan workshop Obrador Santo Tomé in Toledo and learn how to make marzipan at La Alacena Manchega; and tour the Spanish capital city of Madrid.