Cuba’s President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, attended the closing ceremony of the International Culinary Workshop Cuba Sabe 2020, held at the Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel in Havana.
The event held January 9-11, and was attended by more than 200 delegates from the United States, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy, had as its main objective the promotion of genuine Cuban cuisine, recently declared Cultural Heritage of the nation, Prensa Latina reported.
During the closing day, the island’s tourism minister, Juan Carlos García, announced the foundation of the Cuban Association of Sommeliers, to help safeguard the country’s gastronomic values, he said.
Garcia noted that events of this type show that Cuba should be visited not only to enjoy its world-class beaches, but its gastronomic attractions, as well.
The official announced that the third edition of the event to be held January 14-16, next year.
For her part, the president of the event’s organizing committee, Liz Cuesta, stated that the event offered an ideal opportunity for national and international chefs to share experiences and to promote the diversity of Cuban cuisine.
The conference, organized by the cultural tourism agency Paradiso, the Ministry of Tourism, the Cuban Culinary Federation and the Spanish hotel chain Iberostar, was also attended by national suppliers, to strengthen ties with chefs in the country.
(Taken from Granma)