Rodrigo de la Calle supports the candidacy of Almería as gastronomic capital

NEW HOLLAND Q4 2018 ENG

The chef Rodrigo de la Calle talked about the flavors of Almeria in a ceremony held in Madrid, to support the candidacy of the Andalusian city as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2019, a destination “with a plant diversity like no other in Europe.”

During the event, held in the Cosentino City space, the renowned chef who owns a restaurant with a Michelin star, answered the questions for Efeagro and made clear “passion” for the culinary wealth of Almeria, which, in his opinion, “is unique ”

“I have the orchard of Almería in my heart, I am in love with its vegetable products; we just need to let them know and discover to the rest of the world what the province offers, “he added.

The event also served to promote the Sabores Almería brand, which seeks to position the province as a first class gastronomic destination, as well as the poster of the Gastronomic Festival Degustho. Meeting to be held in the Almerian municipality of Huércal-Overa, from April 13 to 15 and which will have the participation of six renowned chefs.

In addition, during these days, De la Calle will discover to the public different creations made with products from the Almería grove, and will speak, as he advanced, of his intention to cultivate in Almeria other plant varieties from the rest of the world. Since, as the cook said, “Almeria is not only a destination to taste typical products, but it is the ideal place to grow the rest of the vegetables on the planet,” he said.

Returning to the candidacy of the city of Almeria, which presented its candidacy in Fitur for this denomination that is made by the Hotel Federation and journalists specializing in tourism around mid-October of each year and for the selected city means a not inconsiderable promotion .

Other cities such as Logroño, Vitoria, Cáceres, Toledo and León, can boast of having this recognition.

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