Quality food and plenty of culture are staple parts of any good city break. So there was quite rightly a buzz in the air from the residents of Aarhus when it was announced the Danish city and its surrounding region will fly the flag for both food and culture across Europe.
The city will be the first settlement ever to hold the titles of European Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy in the same year, when they are honoured with the accolades in 2017.
Situated in the Jutland region of Denmark, the city is busy preparing for a year-long display of its finest assets, from its fancy food to its creative culture. With the city boasting a growing number of top restaurants and an even more impressive line-up of museums and art displays Aarhus has much to show.
The European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award aim to contribute to better quality of life in European regions, by highliting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability and stimulating gastronomic innovation. IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) organises the award with the support of European insitutions.