HARMONY AND MAGIC ARE GASTRONOMY’S MIDDLE NAMES
Nothing is indispensable, yet there are elements that can multiply the feelings we go through when we ravel in a good meal. When we find the ideal “harmony” between a glass of water, a good glass of wine or rum, food and Habanos, our senses open up to living experiences that go far beyond the need to be fed. By the hand of its publications, the Excelencias Group chips in its experience and that of its contributing writers to make all of you have a reference point when it comes to choosing how to live out that experience.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Habano Festival, an event we have directly kept track of through hands-on attendance and participation with our Special Issue in which Habanos S.A. unveils its new brands and vitolas. Our newspapers www. excelenciasgourmet.com and www.caribbeannewsdigital.com also provide extensive coverage of all to-dos on a daily basis. Five languages and seven news media support this communication effort as they reflect the endless array of possibilities and harmonies between cigars and haute cuisine.
Don Rafael Ansón, a master we follow day by day, shares his views and wisdom through articles of his own, all posted in our newspapers. This time around, he mulls over the latest edition of FITUR Madrid, in Spain, where he passed the title of Iberian-American Capital of Gastronomic Culture from Buenos Aires to Sao Paolo, with the Tourism Ministers of both Argentina and Brazil in attendance. Protocols were also signed on the premises by the El Salvadoran and Ecuadorian ministers to found gastronomy academies in their respective countries.
Havana, Cuba, was nominated as the 2018 Iberian-American Capital of Cocktails.
The island nation’s Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero accepted the title. All this much makes gastronomy play an increasingly larger role with each passing day in a bid to show the world the assortment of traditions and foods we have, thus making them differentiating elements in each and every nation.