French Prime Minister Visits Spanish Pavilion at SIAL

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tasting Spanish Ibérico ham at SIAL / © BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tasting Spanish Ibérico ham at SIAL / © BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

The Spanish Pavilion at recent international trade fair SIAL, which was held in Paris last week, had a major gastronomic coup, thanks to the visit by French Prime Minister Manual Valls.

Last Monday, October 20th, Prime Minister Valls visited Spain’s Pavilion at SIAL in the company of the French Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forests and government spokesperson, Stéphane Le Foll, as well as the Spanish Ambassador to France, Ramón de Miguel.

Here, the Prime Minister not only got a first-hand look at some of Spain’s most celebrated gastronomic products – including olives, pimentón, extra virgin olive oil, wines, preserved fish and shellfish and much more -, but he also tasted one of Spain’s most famed treasures: Ibérico ham, hand-carved by a master ham carver.

Held annually in Paris, the SIAL food expo welcomes some 6,300 exhibitors from 105 countries, food professionals from 200 countries and 150,000 visitors. Spain’s pavilion, which is organized by ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment, featured approximately 300 Spanish companies.

 

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