The chefs Marcos Morán, Pepe Solla and Xoán Crujeiras presented the II Premio Incitus to Moncho Bargo and his bar Pracer in A Coruña for being the best new catering project this year in Galicia, during an event held at Finca Montesqueiro in front of 200 attendees. Our brand Estrella Galicia is one of the companies backing this initiative that supports and follows the development of innovative catering projects.
The Pracer project has been awarded the II Premio Incitus, which is given by the collective of the same name, and that was set up in 2015 with the aim of adding value to the Galician food and beverage industry and boost new innovative projects in Galicia.
The chefs Marcos Morán (Casa Gerardo), Pepe Solla (Casa Solla) and Xoán Crujeiras (Bido, A Estación de Cambre) presented the II Premio Incitus to Moncho Bargo’s project. The act, that once again brought together Michelin Star chefs to bring a year of hard work to a close with three projects in the final, was held in Finca Montesqueiro with a gala event that, once again, reinforced the value of the Galician catering sector. After having reached the end of the mentoring process, and being selected from a large number of candidates, these were the three projects that made the final:
- CASA DA PONTE VELLA: Historic house offering accommodation to pilgrims in Sobrado dos Monxes. Located on the Camino de Santiago, it aims to provide a more select offering than that of traditional hostels on the route, to a more discerning guest. The house has an interesting history, such as being the place where Pepa a Loba found shelter.
- PRACER: Alternative and varied cuisine in A Coruña. It’s a traditional restaurant and bar with an alternative atmosphere and good music. Its offer is based on seasonal produce, as opposed to a fixed menu, blending local and foreign recipes.
- COFFEE SCUDERIA: GT automobile-themed café located in the centre of Vigo at the entrance of a public car park.
Our brand Estrella Galicia presented the finalists with a diploma that accredited the projects as the best in this second edition of Incitus. Gonzalo Somoza, winner of the first edition with his project Koh Lanta and who will open a Vietnamese restaurant in A Coruña soon, also took part in the event.
What is Incitus?
Incitus is a private, non-profit initiative which was set up in 2015 with the aim of boosting the Galician catering sector by supporting and awarding projects that have a business plan based on innovation and creativity, with the image of a solid brand, and a point of sale with an individual, differentiated personality as tools that will guarantee the business’ success. For each edition, Incitus counts on the voluntary collaboration of businessmen and professionals from the food and beverage sector that advise, train and accompany those participants that present their projects within a mentoring process, whether these projects are new or they are existing projects in need of guidance and restructuring. In addition, Incitus organises events open to the general public, workshops, training events, and conferences amongst others, in Galicia throughout the year.