Portugal is the guest country for the 5th World Tapas Championship in Valladolid, where, next November 10, 11 Michelin stars and other experts will choose which is the best snack in the world, among 16 finalists.
The Portuguese representative in this context is Manuel Sanchez Noya, from the Restaurant Vintage Douro Lamego, winner of the first National Tapas Contest of the Portuguese Tourism Schools Network, which took place on September 29 and will make a ‘ox tail and alheira’ ‘.
The V World Tapas Championship has 16 finalists selected from 38 candidates and those chosen from Argentina, Panama, Chile, United States, Canada, Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, France, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, India, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Ukraine.
The jury that will choose the best tapa (snack) in the world is made up of cooks and gastronomic experts, among whom will be 11 who have already been distinguished with Michelin stars.
Portugal will be represented on the jury with the presence of the cook Ricardo Costa, from the restaurant The Yeatman, in Porto, which has two Michelin stars.
Michelin is a reference tourist guide for hotels and restaurants, being the most respected in the world, namely the part in which it classifies restaurants with one to three stars.
Tapas are appetizers served in bars and restaurants, which accompany a drink, which can be alcoholic or not, and are part of the cultural heritage of Spain.