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This Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Alba, ancient fortress at the heart of the Piedmont region, has been recognized Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO. The Creative City network currently consists of 116 cities in 54 countries, but only 19 of them have made gastronomy their asset.
Alba was a solid candidate - City famous for its white truffles, peaches and wine production, this gastronomic jewel also hosts the Fiera del Tartufo (truffle fair) and was the city of the Italian Selection of the Bocuse d'Or in 2017. The spokesman for this candidacy, Enrico Crippa, three-Michelin-starred chef, and president of the Italian Academy of the Bocuse d'Or, is head chef in a restaurant which is currently 15th of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
This nomination adds to the influence of the Piedmont region, recognized by UNESCO for its historical, natural and cultural heritage, and region that will host Bocuse d'Or Europe in 2018.
"We are very satisfied with this new certification obtained by our city as a center of excellence in world gastronomy," said Mayor of Alba Maurizio Marello and Councilor for Culture and Tourism Fabio Tripaldi.