1 February 2022 – Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 has launched its official website: www.menorcaregiongastronomica.com.
Available in four languages (English, Catalan, Spanish and French), the website offers a glimpse on Menorca’s gastronomy and some of its most emblematic products, highlighting the island as a sustainable food destination.
The website includes a full calendar of events organised to celebrate Menorca’s title year, a news section to provide the latest updates from the region and a page devoted to the many supporters of Menorca 2022 including its main stakeholders and official ambassadors, with the possibility for new members to join the project.
Menorca was awarded the European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by IGCAT based on their bid book Menorca, Timeless Flavour and a jury visit of international experts that recognised the impressive commitment of the island to ensure the sustainability and quality of its gastronomy.
About the European/World Regions of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded European/World Regions of Gastronomy, guided by IGCAT, are working together to strengthen food security through the celebration of distinctive food cultures; create employment by stimulating creativity and gastronomic innovation; nourish children and adults through culinary and cultural education; drive environmental sustainability in tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors; support balance and sustainable tourism practices; highlight and support expertise from within rural and urban communities, creating connections and sharing good practises; and contribute to community health and well-being.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to protect and promote distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguard our planet, health, wellness and local economies.
IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.
IGCAT founded the European and World Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the World and European Regions of Gastronomy Platforms. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award, the World Food Gift Challenge, the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award and the Food Film Menu.