The coordinator of the Creative City of Gastronomy of Shunde in Guangdong province (China), Fang Li, made a one-month stay in Dénia to become familiar with the various tourist and gastronomic resources of our city and the Marina Alta . It aims to establish avenues of collaboration and future projects between both UNESCO creative cities in areas such as tourism promotion, joint academic programs in gastronomy, business joint ventures, and so on.
During his stay, Li Fang visited the Valencian Institute of Tourism Technologies in Benidorm, accompanied by chef Evarist Miralles, the CdT Dénia, the Mercat del riurau of Jesús Pobre and La Agència Valenciana del Turisme. He has also met with those responsible for the Biomoscatell project in Poble Nou de Benitatxell. Also, to know firsthand the organization and development of the International Creative Cuisine Contest of the red shrimp of Dénia.
This is the second time the representative of Shunde visit Denia, where already traveled in March 2015, coinciding with the celebration of the failures, accompanied by representatives of the Creative City of Popayán (Colombia). That visit was part of the contacts that Dénia established with other cities in the world already distinguished as Creative Cities of Gastronomy with the aim of establishing lines of collaboration for the presentation of their candidacy. Finally, Dénia was declared the Creative City of the Gastronomy of UNESCO in December of last year.