XChef Challenge by 1906 Beers - Central Area

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  • Exhibitor: GRUPO GOURMETS
  • Sector: CERVEZAS
  • Date: Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Time: 16:30 PM - 18:30 PM
  • Pab: 7
  • Location: Plató Gourmets - 7A07
  

The aim of the competition is to recognise the country's most talented chefs, who are also enthusiastic about being part of a community that acts to make a positive impact on society.

It challenges chefs to demonstrate not only their skill and creativity in presenting a recipe, but also the background behind the recipe. Specifically, the aim is to reward those who can demonstrate the application of sustainable practices in their cuisine and their ability to transmit gastronomic value.

Participants must create 1 gastronomic proposal of seasonal, fresh and authentic cuisine to be consumed at the bar, high table or as an aperitif, paired with one of the four varieties of the 1906 family.

Winner:

  • Enrique Zubillaga ("Lamadrid", Colmenar Viejo) - Puntas de espárrago blanco de temporada, carpaccio y esparraguesa de su tallo, with the 1906 Black Coupage.

The Jury of the XChef Challenge - Central Area 2023 was composed by:

  • Carles Ramon, restaurante Besta. Winner XChef Challenge 2021.
  • Moncho Méndez, restaurante Millo. Winner XChef Challenge 2022.
  • Alberto Granados, gastronomic journalist.
  • Juan Vitón, Hijos de Rivera Beer Culture Technician.

The finalists of the XChef Challenge - Central Area 2023 were:

  • Carlota Lerma Valverde ("Baelo", Torrelodones) - Pericos De la Vega de Aranjuez, with the 1906 Reserva Especial.
  • Enrique Zubillaga ("Lamadrid", Colmenar Viejo) - Puntas de espárrago blanco de temporada, carpaccio y esparraguesa de su tallo, with the 1906 Black Coupage.
  • Luis Gonzaga Varas Calvo ("Azogue Viejo", Salamanca) - Torrija de manitas al curry, with the 1906 Galician Irish Red Ale.
  • Sandra Lama Jiménez ("Alquimia", Valladolid) - Viaje a la India, with the 1906 Red Vintage.