León city is awarded as the Spanish capital of Gastronomy 2018

León city is awarded as the Spanish capital of Gastronomy 2018

Leon´s motto ‘ Kings’ Delicacy ‘ stems from its production of fine wines, cured meats, fruits, vegetables and cheeses.

Spanish capital Gastronomy 2018

They are protected by 3 “Denominaciones de Origen”, 9 geographical areas, 6 registered trademarks and 1 collective registered trademark.

  • León defeats Cuenca
  • Leader in national ranking of number of bars with 5,03 per 1.000 inhabitants
  • Offers 1.198 restaurants, one of which awarded a Michelin star
  • Since the creation of the contest in 2012, Leon is the 7th city awarded with the title

Throughout 2018, Leon will present a program of 155 activities, one of which is focusing on tapas, due to the high number of bars in the city. It boasts some 50 of the best bars in the world and a Michelin star restaurant called Cocinandos.

The award comes from a panel of professionals in tourism, hotel & catering, communication as well as representatives of the Department of Agriculture and Turespaña.

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