Surprising each edition when you have been in the sector for 35 years is always difficult, but we have surpassed ourselves! for something the Gourmet Lounge It is the most exclusive International High-end Food, Beverage and Food Fair in Europe. Of the April 17 to 20 A historic edition is expected due to its magnitude and quality, certain dates on which Madrid will become a gastronomic Mecca for thousands of agri-food professionals.
in the pavilions of Ifema Madrid a frantic movement is palpable prior to the opening, but from the moment of the inauguration, tranquility, emotion and great enthusiasm are breathed. Everything is in its place and arranged so that the more than 100,000 professional visitorscoming from all corners of the planet, begin their gastronomic journey.
We will live up to expectations and our exhibitors, each year, surpass themselves with their ingenuity. Innovation is part of their DNA and they demonstrate it with more than 1,500 novelties that present this year and that deserve special attention. A cured sheep cheese with Cantabrian anchovies, jalapeños and white truffles, chocolates filled with honey, apricot and amaretto jam or strawberry, raspberry and rose petals, even a truffled peach nougat or pear, peach and red berry ciders , are just some of the unique proposals that can be found in 2023.
Nor can we forget the latest trends that have been going strong for some time. The healthy nutritionthe importance of sustainability in the industry and the 4th and 5th range that are currently part of the daily life of any person. Whether due to lack of time, new family models, interest in projecting a good image or simply for health, the reality is that we cannot ignore these products that benefit us so much and simplify life.
Unusual mixtures that nobody dares to combine but that in a display of innovation, courage and research exhibitors harmonize with an exceptional result. They are the true protagonists, great professionals to whom we can only say thank you! for their effort, creativity and dedication, to enrich a culinary heritage that can afford to boast of excellence in these times.
The Spanish gastronomic wealth is unquestionable. Its potential was always latent, waiting for the right moment to shine with all its strength and it has finally arrived! Over time, it has been able to claim its place at the national and international level. Chefs and professionals in the sector have contributed to fostering this interest gastro-enological that so characterizes us. His know-how, training and predilection for national raw materials have helped to value the Spanish agri-food sector, considered one of the economic engines of the country. The latest data shows that the gastronomy sector represents about 30% of GDP.
The Brand Spain attracts and captivates. Her influence abroad is noticeable and it is essential to continue supporting the industry, an example of tradition and avant-garde. The commitment with the processors and professionals must be firm, as well as the dissemination of their values at all levels. Contributing to its promotion is a priority and at Salón Gourmets we promote it and in what way! A journey of gastronomic contrasts that, without a doubt, is worth going through with the exhibitors, whose dedication will never cease to amaze us. We are waiting for you all from April 17 to 20, 2023 at the 36th Salón Gourmets.