The Taste Saimaa network: supporting local food through cooperation

27 June 2023 – Around 50 food and tourism companies have signed up to the Taste Saimaa network with the aim to highlight genuinely local and high-quality services, products and experiences in Saimaa, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2024. The network includes businesses from all three provinces in the Saimaa region (South Savo, South Karelia […]

Menorca’s scientist wins 2nd prize at the Golden Bee Award 2023

29 May 2023 – Biologist and researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB), Pau Enric Serra Marín, from Menorca European Region of Gastronomy 2022, was awarded 2nd prize at the Golden Bee Award 2023, organised by the Republic of Slovenia. Serra submitted his work on Artificial Intelligence applied to the study of Menorca’s […]

Young chefs celebrate local food in Central Denmark 2017

31 May 2023 – Local seasonal products, young talent and passion were the main ingredients of Madmødets Kokkeelevbattle, a competition held in Central Denmark, European Region of Gastronomy since 2017 to select their finalist to IGCAT’s European Young Chef Award 2023. Organised on the tasty backdrop of Madmødet festival (literal translation the Food Meeting, 22-29 […]

Catalonia commits to a responsible tourism future

9 May 2022 – Raúl Gisbert from EUHT StPOL culinary school will represent Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016 at the…

Celebrating the culinary identity of Hauts-de-France

24 March 2023 – Hauts-de-France announced an exciting programme full of unique events, initiatives and activities to celebrate its title year as European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023. Officially launched at the Salon International de l’Agriculture in Paris, on 28 February, the agenda for the year includes festivals, markets, visits, fairs, meetings and a lot […]

A common effort to support local food in Kuopio

10 March 2023 – The recently launched Taste Savo network represents a powerful legacy of Kuopio’s European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21 title, and reinforces the region’s commitment to supporting local quality and sustainable food. The Taste Savo network gathers producers, restaurants, businesses, associations, education institutions and developers operating in the local tourism and food industry, […]

Tastes of Saimaa at the Internationale Grüne Woche 2023

9 February 2023 – The unique flavours of Saimaa, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2024 were presented at the Internationale Grüne Woche (IGW), one of the world’s leading food fairs, held in Berlin on 20-29 January 2023. At a dedicated stand organised in the framework of the Food from Finland programme, attendees could savour the […]

Menorca is boosting synergies between agrifood and tourism

12 January 2023 – Ten food producers from Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 have been selected to receive specialised training and mentoring to develop new visitor experiences and integrate them into their business offer. Launched by the Spanish Secretariat of State for Tourism through SEGITTUR for the Smart Tourism Destination Network, this pilot […]

The international spotlight is on IGCAT’s Regions of Gastronomy

30 December 2022 – Over 60 articles have been published about the World and European Regions of Gastronomy in international online media in 2022. These include renown travel magazines such as Lonely Planet, Traveller and National Geographic, as well as leading newspapers such as The Times and The Telegraph. This remarkable achievement shows the growing […]

Menorca 2022 celebrates a successful title year

7 December 2022 – A unique combination of arts, music, dance and local food, the Made in Menorca: Insólit event celebrated the successful title year of Menorca European Region of Gastronomy 2022 with a surprising trip across the island’s gastronomy. The event was also an occasion to symbolically pass the baton to Hauts-de-France, awarded European […]