With more than 15 years of history and appointments in many Spanish cities, the Fòrum Gastronòmic has arrived to Barcelona for the second time. The chef of Enoteca restaurant, Paco Pérez, was one of the protagonists of this culinary fair.
After a first edition in Barcelona in 2014, the Fòrum Gastronòmic has returned to Barcelona simultaneously to the Hostelco fair and the Barcelona Hosting Week to gather professionals of the culinary sector such as chefs, wine makers, hoteliers and manufacturers. In order to also attract a growing audience of private attendees and culinary enthusiasts, the congress dedicated part of its program to popular formats such as show cooking, tasting and wine pairing sessions, workshops and round tables.
In this occasion, the Barcelona Fòrum Gastronòmic 2016 featured the culinary creations of chef Paco Pérez in its own restaurant space, dedicated to the cuisine of the world. A total of 8 restaurants, all from Barcelona, where invited to offer distinct gastronomic proposals that gave visitors and attendees a culinary journey to different cultures. Paco Pérez himself served a selection of Asian “Baos”, protagonists of the menu of one of his Barcelona based restaurants.
— Fòrum Gastronòmic (@FGastronomic) 25 octobre 2016
A highlight of the second congress day of the Fòrum Gastronòmic was also the live cooking session of Paco Pérez dedicated to his creative universe and the cuisine of innovation. Starfishes made of mollusc juice and algae and a ‘Frozen Garden’ with honey, Jerez infusion and petals were some of the creations that served the Michelin starred chef to showcase the most avant-garde techniques of his contemporary Mediterranean haute cuisine.
With his intervention, Paco Pérez joined a long list of illustrious public speakers, such as the Spanish chefs Jordi Cruz, Carme Ruscalleda and Nandu Jubany who contributed to the success of this Barcelona fair which concluded with more than 50.000 visitors, 50% more than in the previous edition. The next stops of the Fòrum Gastronòmic fair will be from March 12th to 14th of 2017 in A Coruña and from November 19th to 21st of 2017 in Girona.