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,Total success, of the Blue tuna Week 2012 with 3,000 visitors

"Total success" of the Blue tuna Week 2012 with 3,000 visitors

L'Ametlla de Mar. Costa Dorada. May 10th, 2012. The Bluefin Food Week 2012 has ended today after receiving a visit 3,000 visitors and have been very successful in its aim of bringing the bluefin tuna to the general public and also get to Miami Platja is recognized as an ultimate tuna population. "We rate the overall success week in Dining in sports and especially in tourism and we have received about 3,000 visitors a town of just over 7,000," said Juan Serrano, president of Grup Bafegó. "The family Balfegó also wants to thank the people of Miami Platja by exemplary behavior and the many expressions of support we have received from most of the neighbors these days. We are determined to continue our commitment to invest in similar initiatives by and for L'Ametlla "he added. The gastronomic been completed after the exciting Race Balfegó Tuna, which is raised in victory of  Kiko Hervás (Olympic swimmer in Pekin 2008 and London 2012) upon completion in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 44 seconds a distance of 5.5 kilometers separating aquaculture pools Balfegó the beach of Alghero L'Ametlla de Mar. Second place was Xavi Llobet, with a time of 1 hour and 22 minutes, and very closely, despite the rough seas that the race has become even tougher test, Antonio Roldan was followed with a time 1 hour, 22 minutes and 14 seconds. The Tuna Balfegó Race was the first competitive swimming in open water from pools Balfegó tuna to the coast, with warm-up swimming in tunas. During this week Gastronomic from 2 to 6 May, one of the highlights was the Tuna Tour - a cruise aboard a catamaran in which you can navigate to the pools for tuna off the coast of L'Ametlla de Mar. The journey, which for all weekends in May will be free, including an explanatory video, tasting of bluefin tuna and will also from June, passengers dipping into the water to swim with hundreds of tuna, observing closely in the wild and feed them. To participate in the Tuna Tour, booking essential through the form at the end of  the page. On 2 and 3 May were devoted to catering professionals: were the first to jump on the Tuna Tour and attend keynote presentations as prestigious chefs like Nandu Jubany, Carles Gaig, Oriol Castro (El Bulli Foundation) and Joan Bosch (Can Bosch), among others. The Food Week has also been the scene of the presentation of a groundbreaking report on bluefin tuna prepared by the Alicia Foundation, with the aim of reporting the story, variety, nutritional value, quality, conservation, sustainability and tuna cooking possibilities Red Mediterranean off the myths and misinformation exist. On Friday May 4 popular conference began with presentations given by cooking the best local chefs, a full day - Saturday 5 - dedicated to exotic and ancient culture of Japan: Traditional cutting tuna sushi shop, ikebana , ceramics and Japanese calligraphy, a live chat with the Consul General of Japan in Barcelona, ​​Hidehiro Tsubaki, and of course the best tasting tuna. There were also races, workshops and activities for children, which allowed the whole family to get the most out of the conference. The Food Week was an initiative of Balfegó Grup, leading Catalan company dedicated to fishing, aquaculture and marketing of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean, in order to inform the general public and professional power, control and care of the bluefin tuna during the fishing season and reinforce the image of L'Ametlla del Mar  as a quintessential tuna population. The Food Week, which has been conceptualized and coordinated by grup gsrproduccions of gastronomy, has enjoyed the participation of the best restaurants in Miami Platja, which until May 15, offer a special menu of bluefin tuna Mediterranean paired with the unique flavor of the beer Estrella Damm Inedit.

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