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Managua has a representative for the grand final of the Flavors of Lent 2024 Contest

Managua dazzled with a variety of exquisite foods, soups and sweets, in the fifteenth edition of the Gastronomic Festival “Sabores de Cuaresma 2024”, the afternoon of this Sunday, April 7, at the El Trapiche Tourist Center.

The winners from each municipality of Managua participated in this festival, including Ciudad Sandino, El Crucero, Mateare, Villa el Carmen, Ticuantepe, San Rafael del Sur, Tipitapa and San Francisco Libre.

Martha Baltodano, Departmental Delegate of INTUR, shared that the winners will represent Managua in the national contest on April 27, in Plaza Sandino, located in the municipality of Nagarote.

“Nicaragua stands out for its gastronomic and cultural richness, these foods are inherited by our families, such as brown rice, fried fish, fish steam, recipes that will be valued by our jury,” said Baltodano.

The qualifying jury made up of professional chefs from the INATEC Hotel and Tourism Technology Center, evaluated the texture, flavor, aroma, color and presentation, in addition to evaluating the traditional and historical nature of each dish, from the Lent season.

The merchant of the Oriental market, Reyna María Orozco Castillo, winner of a delicious cheese soup, expressed that she will prepare for the grand finale, “I am fascinated by participating in these events and I feel happy to have won, we thank the Good Government for giving us the opportunity for us merchants.”

While, in the sweets category, the merchant Azucena Espinoza from the municipality of San Rafael del Sur will be the one who will represent Managua in the grand final of this festival, along with the merchant from the Virgen de Candelaria market, Josseline Arelys González, in the category of traditional foods.

This gastronomic event, promoted by the Sandinista Government, is held every year, in order to rescue, promote and keep alive those gastronomic riches, unique to the Nicaraguan people.

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