International Tapas Contest will bring Spanish Ham to the World
07/06/2013

The aim of this event is to raise the profile of pure Spanish acorn-fed ham as one of the most exquisite delicacies in the country’s gastronomy.

Online PR News Р06-July-2013 РMarca Espana РMadrid, Spain, July 04, 2013 - The aim of this event is to raise the profile of pure Spanish acorn-fed ham as one of the most exquisite delicacies in the country’s gastronomy.

According to Spanish news agency EFE, the contenders in this contest will be students from 12 hotel and catering schools around the world, including the Institut Paul Bocuse in France, Le Cordon Bleu in Miami (United States), the University of West London (United Kingdom), the Ragout School (Russia) and the Hoffman School in Spain.

The competition, called the Cinco Jotas International Tapas Award, is organised by Cinco Jotas, a ham-making company based in Jabugo (Huelva).

The panel of judges is headed by Pedro Subijana, a chef from San Sebasti√°n who has been awarded three Michelin stars. In a press release, he said the contest ‚Äúwill be looking for talent and creativity in preparing haute cuisine on a small scale‚ÄĚ. The winner will win an internship in the San Sebasti√°n restaurant Akelarre, which is headed by Subijana himself. The winning student‚Äôs school will also receive prize money.

Tapas promotion also took place at another event in London in mid-June. The annual 'Tapas Fant√°sticas' festival brought together wine from La Rioja and tapas from some of the most renowned Spanish restaurants in the British capital. The event was attended by 42 La Rioja wineries and around 15,000 consumers, who had the chance to enjoy Spanish music, cookery workshops and guided tastings.

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