By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 25 Feb 2020 • 20:56
DEDICATION: Cortes said the award was for Adra’s wining and dining establishment owners, describing them as “professionals proud of their roots.”
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra
ADRA has received one of 10 Bandera Andaluza awards for human values for its ‘KMCERO’ project aimed at promoting local produce and cuisine.
The Junta de Andalucia’s delegation in Almeria organised the recognitions to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the referendum on the autonomy of the community of Andalucia with the idea of highlighting the value of individuals or collectives “which promote the development and growth of Almeria and our community.”
Mayor Manuel Cortes attended the ceremony in Vera to receive the award from Junta Agriculture, Farming, Fishing and Sustainable Development regional minister Carmen Crespo, who is an Adra native.
“This is an honour awarded in the category of human values, values which represent our municipality’s hospitality sector. Because this is the main pillar which cements this ambitious project”, Cortes told the audience.
He dedicated the recognition to Adra’s wining and dining business owners, describing them as “professionals proud of their roots, who without forgetting the thousand year old culinary tradition which characterises our town enjoy innovation in their dishes.”
The Mayor explained KMCERO stemmed from the objective of “helping this sector to promote itself, to continue advancing in professionalisation and training, as well as to promote Adra cooking and the products of our land.”
He said his administration wants to project an image of Adra, of the authenticity of local produce and local cooking traditions, “identifying our gastronomy with a distinctive quality stamp.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
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