Anticipation and splendour at the DIARIO DE AVISOS National Gastronomy Awards

The El Sauzal Auditorium was the backdrop for a DIARIO DE AVISOS gastronomy award ceremony filled with both humour and a sense of solidarity towards the Moroccan community. Honours were bestowed upon notable figures and institutions such as Mariano Ramos, Najat Kaanache, Alfredo Marrero, Omar Páez, the Basque Culinary Center, Bodega Tamerán, San Hô, and Les Cols.

The DIARIO DE AVISOS Foundation held its 38th National Gastronomy Awards ceremony yesterday, maintaining its status as Spain’s most enduring gastronomic honours facilitated by a media institution. Conceived by the late Manuel Iglesias, a former deputy editor at the newspaper, the awards have always been at the forefront of acknowledging culinary talent, ingenuity, and steadfast devotion to local ingredients and environmental conservation.

Anticipation and splendour at the DIARIO DE AVISOS National Gastronomy Awards.

Initially centred on regional achievements, the awards have gradually broadened their scope over the last ten years to embrace culinary innovations from across the nation, a change that is now reflected in the word ‘national’ in their name. The judging panel for this year, led by José Luis Conde, chose to present the esteemed Manuel Iglesias Prize to Mariano Ramos, who operates Los Limoneros.

The accolade for Best Foreign Cuisine was conferred upon Najat Kaanache for her gastronomic initiatives in both Morocco and Seville. Boutique Relieve secured the Best Work in Confectionery award, while the #Consume Canario award—endorsed by GMR Canarias and the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries—was given to Omar Páez for his Bestia Marina project.

In the realm of educational contributions to gastronomy, the Basque Culinary Center was lauded with the Best Work in Gastronomy Training award. San Hô, located within the luxurious environs of the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach in Costa Adeje, received the Best Restaurant title, courtesy of sponsorship from TuTrébol. Meanwhile, Les Cols, a restaurant in Gerona owned by Fina Puigdevall and her relatives, was heralded as the Best National Restaurant. The concluding award for the Best Work in Wines was deservedly won by Bodega Tamerán, hailing from Gran Canaria.

The event had a broad range of backers including primary sponsor TuTrébol, along with municipal councils like El Sauzal, and regional bodies like Promotur Turismo de Canarias, GMR Canarias, and the Canarian Government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries. The ceremony was filmed by Atlántico TV, a subsidiary of the Plató del Atlántico Group, with plans to air the recorded proceedings at a future date.

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