This morning the headquarters of Murcia Spanish Capital of Gastronomy was inaugurated, located on the ground floor of the Romea Theater.
An act chaired by the mayor of the city, José Ballesta, who has had the participation of mayors and councilors from the 45 municipalities of the Region, including the Councilor for Tourism and Hospitality of Alhama de Murcia, Leticia Pareja.
The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, María Cristina Sánchez, the Councilor for Economic Promotion and Tourism of Murcia, Pedro García, and the president of the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy (CEG), Mariano Palacín, also attended.
In the office, 100 square meters and operating 365 days a year, hundreds of events will be held, such as workshops, showcookings, ideas forums and culinary exhibitions of chefs of national and international prestige.
The MasterChef television program will visit the capital of the Region on January 27 and 28.
Alhama is one of the municipalities that has confirmed its participation, whose most emblematic dishes will be tasted.
For this there will be a meeting in the next few days with the local Hotel Association with the aim of defining the dates and products that will take the city of Murcia throughout this 2020.
The mayor, Mariola Guevara, thanked the mayor of Murcia, José Bastella, "to count on our municipality for this initiative, and thus make known our more traditional and avant-garde cuisine to the neighbors of the capital and other points of the Region".
Tradition and vanguard, two values â€‹â€‹represented in the head office of the Gastronomic Capital
The central office of Murcia Gastronomic Capital combines tradition and avant-garde.
The space has been decorated with dark green colors, symbolizing the mountains of the Region, a lighter and brighter green, mixed with lemon yellow, an allegory to the Murcian Huerta and, finally, crowning the space, on the roof, The reddish earth color.
In addition, it has elements inspired by the decoration of Murcian barracks, and with a bar area, in which gastronomic samples will be held.
It also presents very characteristic decorative elements, such as a cascade of cookbooks, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the world of cooking.
Whoever enters the headquarters will also find a Perigallo stool, designed by the international furniture company Sancal, based in Yecla, inspired by the 'perigallo' stairs used to work in the treetops.
Through the windows, a decoration that simulates citrus foam appears, looking outwards, an element in which flowers and fruits are mixed, which are decontextualized by the unity of the color they present, yellow, inviting the pedestrian to Wonder what's going on inside the office.
The image of the Murcia Capital Gastronomic mascot is also present in the decoration of the central office, whose final set shows great strength and transmits the messages and values â€‹â€‹of the Murcia Gastronomic brand.
The 4 stations, represented in gastronomic days
Capitality has been divided following the four seasons of the year, a gesture that affects the important relationship between climate and territory, seasonal production and food habits themselves.
The calendar of events, in which the specific products of each season will take center stage, will host hundreds of events throughout the year.
The first major event of this season, winter, will be on Sunday, January 26, at Romea Square, in which invited artists of international national prestige will participate.
In spring, between March 19 and 22;
in summer, in the month of June;
and in autumn, at the end of September, a great gastronomic day will also be celebrated to celebrate the beginning of the season, respectively.
The product of proximity, vegan cuisine and new experiences associated with gastronomy are some of the ingredients that will not be missing.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia