Menorca 2022

Menorca is an island filled with contrasts and has a very distinctive personality. Located in the middle of the western Mediterranean, sculptured by wind and the sea, it has wealth of natural heritage, and its history goes back over four thousand years thanks to the extraordinary legacy drawn from the various cultures that settled there over the centuries. Declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, Menorca’s main challenge is to become an international example of sustainability and balance between human actions and the natural environment, while upholding our culture and heritage as our most precious values. Thanks to a historical culinary tradition and deep rural roots, Menorca has a rich gastronomy and a huge variety of quality local products. This allows the island to offer a cuisine with its own identity that is local, unassuming and based on the Mediterranean diet, which has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The past decade has seen the rise of a movement that reaffirms pride in local identity, sings the praises of autochthonous raw materials, of inherited traditions, and of Menorcan recipes. This trend is mainly thanks to a generation of cooks, small business owners, winemakers, restauranteurs, politicians, artisans, farmers and entrepreneurs who see Menorca’s diversity as a special gift.

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Timeless Flavour
Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 Bid Book

Menorca’s Bid Book

IGCAT’s Regional Chef Ambassadors
from Menorca

Ambassadors
from Menorca

Awarded food gifts in IGCAT’s European Food Gift Challenge

European Food Gift Challenge 2021

Awarded as:
OVERALL
WINNER
HAVE A TEC?
Winner of the category:
MOST SUSTAINABLE
PACKAGING
MORTAR AND PESTLE
Winner of the category:
BEST CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION
OF TRADITIONAL CRAFT
GINETS

European Food Gift Challenge 2020

TALLA-COQUES (COCA-CUTTER)
‘PASTISSET’ FLOWER BISCUIT CUTTER EARRINGS

Awarded videos in IGCAT’s Food Film Menu

Food Film Menu 2021

BEST EUROPEAN FILM OVERALL

Winner of the category:
FOOD-RELATED VISITOR EXPERIENCES OR FOOD GIFTS FROM THE REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY

A FOOD AND LOVE STORY

Food Film Menu 2020

3rd Prize
Winner of the category:
HISTORICAL FOOD ROUTES

MAYONNAISE, THE UNIVERSAL SAUCE

Winner of the category:
FOOD-RELATED VISITOR EXPERIENCES OR FOOD GIFTS FROM THE REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY

TASTE OF SANT JOAN

News from Menorca

A new young chef ambassador for Menorca 2022

A new young chef ambassador for Menorca 2022

14 March 2022 – Pau Sintes Juanico was selected Menorcan Young Chef for 2022 and will represent Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy...

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Food and creativity: a winning combination for Menorca 2022

Food and creativity: a winning combination for Menorca 2022

11 March 2022 – Over 70 representatives from the food and tourism sector participated in Cómete Menorca’s Súper Lunes (Super Monday) an...

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Menorca’s best local food gifts for 2022 awarded

Menorca’s best local food gifts for 2022 awarded

23 February 2022 – The four best food and craft gifts of Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 were selected to represent the...

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Food lovers can now visit Menorca 2022’s official website

Food lovers can now visit Menorca 2022’s official website

1 February 2022 – Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 has launched its official website: www.menorcaregiongastronomica.com...

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Menorca’s contest to preserve autochthonous breed

Menorca’s contest to preserve autochthonous breed

21 January 2022 – Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 announced the 1st National Contest for Cooking the Vaca Vermella...

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Baleària joins Menorca 2022 endeavour

Baleària joins Menorca 2022 endeavour

21 January 2022 – The shipping company Baleària officially signed up as a supporter of Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022...

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Menorca 2022 proud to open its title year

Menorca 2022 proud to open its title year

17 January 2022 – Menorca officially kicked-off its title year as European Region of Gastronomy 2022 awarded by IGCAT at an opening ceremony...

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The European Regions of Gastronomy are a must-visit

The European Regions of Gastronomy are a must-visit

29 December 2021 – 2021 has been another fruitful year for the European Region of Gastronomy Award and Platform that celebrated their fifth...

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Menorca 2022 programme officially launched

Menorca 2022 programme officially launched

26 October 2021 – Menorca officially launched its programme as European Region of Gastronomy 2022, a title awarded by IGCAT in recognition...

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Local restaurants raise the profile of Menorca’s gastronomy

Local restaurants raise the profile of Menorca’s gastronomy

22 September 2021 – A total of 38 restaurants from all over Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 are involved in the Mostra...

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Cross-sectoral synergies drive innovation on Menorca’s food gifts

Cross-sectoral synergies drive innovation on Menorca’s food gifts

18 June 2021 – In the framework of Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022, the Fundació Foment del Turisme de…

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Menorcan Young Chef 2021 selected

Menorcan Young Chef 2021 selected

25 May 2021 – Cristina Llorens is the young talent who will represent Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022, at the…

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Menorca stands out as a safe and sustainable destination at FITUR 2021

Menorca stands out as a safe and sustainable destination at FITUR 2021

24 May 2021 – Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 was presented at FITUR as a leading destination in terms...

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Joan Roca endorses Menorca’s gastronomy APP – Oliaigua

Joan Roca endorses Menorca’s gastronomy APP – Oliaigua

9 February 2021 – Menorca, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by IGCAT has launched Oliaigua, a digital magazine promoting the…

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