Sanlúcar de Barrameda is the World Capital of Gastronomy 2022, we told you about it a few days ago in this post, and this is one of the reasons why the Miniature Gastronomy Congress 'Tapas and Pintxos' . This is the first gastronomy congress in a small format, whose objective is to train hotel and restaurant professionals with the theory and practice of pinchos and tapas cuisine.
This congress has been held since 2014 in the city that holds the title of Spanish Capital of Gastronomy , which is why it is touring our country and imparting knowledge in show cooking format, for this, they have some of the best teachers, specialized chefs in the kitchen of the tapa and the pincho, winners of the most important miniature kitchen competitions in our country.
Well, the Tapas and Pintxos – Sanlúcar 2022 will be held on March 7 and 8, 2022, but the day before, on Sunday March 6, a cooking workshop will be held for children from 7 to 11 years old, it is of the ' Tapas and Pintxos Junior ', and will be given by the cook María Bermejo (Aqua Vitae Xperience. San Sebastián). It will start at 12:00 noon at Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, and the price of the workshop, for which they will receive an apron and a hat, is 15 euros. You can request more information on the phone 687186867.
On the other hand, for the same Sunday, the ' Meal of Skewers for Spain ' has been organized, which includes a tasting of the best skewers in the country, prepared by four champion chefs, Alejandro San José, Igor Rodríguez, Emilio Martín and Gorka Aguinaga. The price of this meal, which will take place in the restaurant of the same winery, will be 48 euros. You can also get more information and reserve a place by calling the telephone number provided above.
The Sanlúcar Tapas and Pintxos Congress will also be held at Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana and at the EntreBotas Restaurant . It must be said that there are only 100 places for hospitality professionals, since it is a training for a small audience that will be able to learn, taste and debate the trends in the preparation of miniature cuisine together with the chefs that we name below.
Alejandro San José (Habanero Taquería – Valladolid) National Pinchos and Tapas Champion 2021.
Igor Rodríguez (Restaurant El Bandarra – Palma de Mallorca) runner-up in Spain 2021 and National Champion of Pinchos and Tapas 2017.
Emilio Martín (Restaurant Suite 22 – Valladolid) 2021 world runner-up and winner of the 2020 Castilla y León Pinchos and Tapas Championship, 2020 National Pinchos and Tapas Champion.
Isabel Rodríguez and Teresa Cordero (Bar restaurant Puerto Chico – Valladolid) winners of the Castilla y León Pinchos and Tapas Championship 2021, champions of Spain 2015, runners-up of Spain 2018.
Mitxel Suarez (Bar asador Borda Berri, Hueto Arriba – Álava) champion of Euskadi, Navarra and Iparralde de Pintxos 2021, third prize in the 2021 Spanish Championship.
Iñaki Turbot (Restaurant Maison Melié – Madrid) World Champion of Patatas Bravas 2021, Champion of Pinchos and Tapas of Spain 2014.
Helio Flores (Restaurant Los Álamos, Peñaranda de Bracamonte – Salamanca) second prize for the most avant-garde pincho in the 2021 National Pinchos and Tapas Contest, second place in the Castilla y León Pinchos and Tapas Championship 2021.
Gorka Aguinaga (Restaurant Iruñazarra – Pamplona) Champion of Euskadi, Navarra and Iparralde of Pintxos 2020 and champion of Pintxos of Navarra 2016.
Iñigo and Koldo Kortabitarte from Restaurante Kobika, Durango (Bizkaia) champions of Euskal Herria of Traditional Pintxo 2020, second prize for Best Tapa concept in the National Pinchos and Tapas Contest 2017, champions of Pintxos of Bizkaia 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020.
Alberto Benedicto founder of Aqua Vitae Xperience (Donostia – San Sebastián) Gold medal at the 2018 Golden Cup (Taiwan), Eagle Award at the 2016 Golden Cup (Taiwan). María Bermejo, Leonese cook, also from Aqua Vitae Xperience in charge of directing the Junior Tapas and Pintxos workshop.
Registration is open, the price of attending this congress is 298 euros plus VAT, but Sanlúcar hoteliers have a 50% discount. Being a congressman includes receiving tailored training from hoteliers so that the new knowledge is applied in their own businesses, two lunches and two dinners to taste the tapas made by the masters, a magazine or recipe book with the tapas and pinchos made at the congress and other material related to this professional appointment.
If you want to know more details, for example, about the election of the new Cap of the Capital , registration and others, you can access the Tapa Academy website through this link.