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Sibiu will officially become European Region of Gastronomy, in Athens, on January 25th


The International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism will officially offer Sibiu county the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2019, in Athens on January 25, according to a press release of the County Tourism Association (AJTS).

This is the last stage in obtaining the title, which was preceded by presenting the candidacy file in July 2016 and hosting, in September 2016, the visit of the international jury which analysed the candidacy file and discovered the reasons for which Sibiu county deserves the title.

“The ceremony will be preceded on January 24 by the festivity of sending the title of Region of Gastronomy from regions that owned the title in 2016 (Minho, Portugal and Catalonia, Spain) by those winning the title in 2017: Aarhus, (Denmark), Riga-Gauja (Latvia), Eastern Lombardy (Italy),” a press release states.

Sibiu has been a member of the European Region of Gastronomy platform since 2014 with Sibiu Town Hall, and the candidacy file was made by a partner consortium made of Sibiu County Council, Sibiu Town Hall, Medias Town Hall, “Lucian Blaga”Univesrity Sibiu, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Sibiu and Sibiu County Tourism Association.