The Canary Islands have reserved several full days to present the most exclusive of their products at the 36th Salón Gourmets, which will take place from 17 to 20 April at Ifema Madrid and which will host 55,000 products, over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 1,200 activities and numerous novelties and surprises in the 70,000 square metres that the event will occupy for the first time in its history.
In addition to having a large exhibition space (Hall 7-7B40) throughout the four days of the Salón Gourmets where visitors can discover and sample the gastronomic and oenological wealth of the Islands, a special celebration of the Canary Islands’ Day will be held during the entire day of Tuesday, 18 April, on a stage specifically reserved for this purpose, the Gourmets Stage (Hall 7-7A07).
Trade visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to perhaps lesser-known products which on this occasion will highlight the richness of the Atlantic thanks to the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands.
They will learn that yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna are different types of tuna; that the amberjack, better known as lemon fish, can be common, black or pink; and that the old tuna (sparisoma cretense) cooked in banana leaves is a delicacy. There will also be a place for the three PDO cheeses, for their wines and for the ancient potatoes of the Canary Islands, all through talks, videos and show cookings.