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News | May 09 2018

Another Day of Exciting Competitions at the Salón de Gourmets

Tuesday saw yet another enticing day at the Salón de Gourmets, with highlights that included the finals of the “Best Tapa in Spain” competition.


A lecture and culinary demonstration on fish and shellfish preserves, a tasting of five incredible wines led by some of the world’s most famous winemakers – including Peter Sisseck with his Pingus 2013 and Álvaro Palacios with his Quiñón de Valmira 2015 – sponsored by Vila Viniteca wine shop, and cooking demonstrations using quality Spanish meats like PGI Cordero de Extremadura and PGI Ternera Gallega, were all on the agenda at the Salón de Gourmets on Tuesday, along with numerous other activities.

Other notable events were those hosted by regional delegations like Málaga, Murcia, Huelva – all with emphasis on local products – and the presentation of DO Cebreros wines from Ávila (Castile-León). But the real focus of this, the second day of this prominent trade fair, was again the various competitions that took place throughout the day.

For starters, Monday's “Estrella Galicia National Beer Pouring Competition” turned into an international event on Tuesday, pitting the five winners from the Spanish competition against representatives from Brazil, England and Portugal. Despite the international challengers, the eventual winner was Spaniard David Tena of Cervecería con Jota in Badajoz (Extremadura).

Later on, Jared Arias, of Ostrería El Mar in Santander (Cantabria), was declared the winner of the eleventh edition of the Campeonato de España de Abridores de Ostras - Écailleurs / Sorlut (Écailleurs / Sorlut Spanish Oyster Shucking Competition), as the fastest contestant to shuck thirty oysters.

And finally, in another popular event, Nerea Besca won the prize for the “Best Tapa in Spain,” for a surprising entry made with free-range chicken with Red Vintage 1906 beer and black garlic.

We can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us!

Salón de Gourmets International Food Fair 2018

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