Guess Country

In the 2007 edition, Xantar established the special figure of the “guess country”. So, different gastronomies from outside of the Iberian Peninsula were incorporated to the fair. This added the cooperation with Latin America to the traditional trans-border cooperation with Portugal (in the fair from the first edition. This is an initiative that has a good reception among the public of the fair and a great repercussion in the mass media.

The Guess Country becomes to be the central axis of the communication of the fair, been the main topic of the public messages and of other transversal actions of the event. This is a great promotion for that country from an event which is followed by a lot of general and professional mass and social media.

Portugal, Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, France, Argentina, Azores Islands, Mexico and Brazil have been some of the guess counties which have promoted their touristic and gastronomic resources through: restaurants, booth, tastings, workshops and folklore.

Guess Country

Our history

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2007

Mexico

Represented by the International Fair of Gastronomy of Guadalajara (Jalisco)

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2008

Portugal

Which has been presented in the fair from the first edition.

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2009

Argentina

With the support of INPROTUR and FEHGRA

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2010

Galicia

Saint James Way special edition.

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2011

France

Represented by Quimper, a city twinned with Ourense.

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2012

Azores Islands

As a special guess from Portugal

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2013

Peru

Represented by the municipalities of Ate and Carabayllo (Lima province).

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2014

Cuba

Whose participation was the result of a collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba and Expourense, with the support of the Secretary of Emigration of the Government of Galicia.

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2015

Costa Rica

This participation was motivated by the bottled water company X-PINNER WATER, that got the support of the Restaurants and so Chamber of Costa Rica (CACORE) and the Institute of Tourism of Costa Rica (ICT).

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2016

Mexico

Represented by the State of Morelos

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2017

Panama

With the collaboration of the Authority of Tourism of Panama and the Gastronomic Club of Panama.

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2018

Portugal

As an award by attending all the editions of Xantar.

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2019

Brazil

Represented by the Municipality of Foz do Iguaçu (Parana).

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2020

Galicia

Special edition to support to the candidature of the “Ribeira Sacra” area to be a World Heritage Site.

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