Five restaurateurs and six local producers from Formentera are participating this year in Madrid Fusión 2023 which is being held until tomorrow at the Ifema fairgrounds. The vice president and councilor of Tourism of the island, Alejandra Ferrer who was present at the event yesterday, made a very positive assessment of the opening day. “We have observed that many people are interested in our destination and our cuisine and local produce,” she assured through a statement. She also wanted to thank the restaurateurs and producers for their participation, who “help to promote the gastronomy from the island in one of the most important fairs in the country, where it is clear that this is an added value and an attraction for visitors that also reinforces Formentera’s uniqueness and identity”.

Formentera Ofrece Degustaciones Y Demostraciones De Cocina.    | Consell De Formentera

Formentera offers tastings and cooking demonstrations at Madrid Fusión 2023. | CONSELL DE FORMENTERA

Formentera has its own stand at Madrid Fusión with information about the destination, with special emphasis on the gastronomic world. There is also information on the campaign by the Rural Environment Department ‘De Formentera con mucho gusto’ to distinguish, encourage and promote the sale of local produce as well as a map ‘Formentera Slow Food’, which locates the producers and distributors of zero kilometer products that exist on the island. Likewise, there is also a space dedicated to the recipe book ‘Sabores de Formentera’.

Tastings at Madrid Fusión

On the other hand, there is an area with video projections and a small meeting area to conduct interviews with travel agents, press or explain the products to the direct public.

Under the slogan ‘Formentera para comérsela’ yesterday, today and tomorrow, January 25th, the restaurants Can Pasqual, Tanga, Capri, Capritxos and Quimera offer live cooking shows combining the traditional cuisine of Formentera with local products, always with a contemporary touch.

There are also local product tastings such as wine (Terramoll and Es Cap wineries), oil (Sa Tanca des Clot), bread (Can Manolo), dried fish (Peix Sec Formentera), sobrassada (Carnisseria San Francisco) and liquid salt (Salines de Formentera). As explained in the press release from the Consell de Formentera, the students of the catering module of the Marc Ferrer Institute are in charge of helping to serve the culinary creations and local products, in addition to sharing history and specific details to everyone who comes to the stand.

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