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 […]

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 […]

Menorca’s pledge to ethical and responsible food writing

10 October 2022 – Reflection and self-criticism were at the centre of the 1st Congress of Gastronomic Journalists and Writers, that was successfully held on 7-9 October in Menorca, awarded by IGCAT European Region of Gastronomy 2022. By gathering 21 distinguished voices from the sector – including two IGCAT Experts – the Congress represented an […]

The common vision of Hauts-de-France 2023’s chefs

30 September 2022 – The European Region of Gastronomy 2023 award of Hauts-de-France shines on the pages of the 2022 edition of the regional magazine Esprit Hauts-de-France, that annually highlights the best that the region has to offer.    With the contribution of some of the top chefs in Hauts-de-France – from starred, to self-taught, […]

Saimaa 2024 supports local artisanal producers

19 September 2022 – Saimaa, European Region of Gastronomy for 2024 has taken on the challenge to help its artisanal producers advance the local offer of top-quality food and craft gifts. On 15 August 2022, the region officially opened its first call for food and food-related handicraft products to select its finalists to IGCAT’s World […]

Slovenia’s chef of the future

15 September 2022 – 2022 has been a year full of achievements for chef Filip Matjaž, who represented Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy 2021 and earned 3rd Prize at IGCAT’s European Young Chef Award 2017. Besides being elected Chef of the Future by the Gault & Millau Slovenia Guide 2022, his restaurant COB received its […]

Menorca 2022 advocates for fair gastronomic criticism

7 September 2022 – With the aim to drive gastronomic criticism based on fairness and respect for diversity, Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 will host the 1st Congress of Gastronomic Journalism, on 7-9 October 2022. Follow the Congress in live-streaming at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-D0YtLUmI Organised by the Association of Gastronomic Journalists and Writers of the […]

Why Trondheim-Trøndelag is a European Region of Gastronomy

15 August 2022 – Norwegian food blogger, Helle Valebrokk explains how Trondheim-Trøndelag, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by IGCAT, has grown into an amazing international gastronomic destination over the past 20 years, by promoting the production and consumption of local top-quality food among both the food service sector and local citizens. Holder of an outstanding series […]

Nordic Taste Dinner in Trondheim-Trøndelag

By Mai Løvaas and Silje Kolaas – Matriket Midt 3 August 2022 – Christopher Davidsen of Speilsalen and Britannia Hotel invited Trondheim guests and the very best of Nordic chefs to a historic and unforgettable evening with Nordic Taste Dinner. Trøndelag Food Festival started with a real starry bang.  Ten top Nordic chefs, with a […]