Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Culinary Tourism

Now for a bit of local boosterism.
Note that we do have some great foods and chefs here in Michigan, esp. in NW Michigan.

New Michigan alliance touts state's restaurants, specialty crops, wine makers | West Michigan Business - - MLive.com:

"'It's a growing trend, that people are actively pursuing dishes that are locally produced, even wine and beer,' said Andy Deloney, vice president of public affairs for the Lansing-based Michigan Restaurant Association.

The culinary tourism project is one of 25 in Michigan winning a share of a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this fall. It will help launch a three-way promotion, bringing together restaurant owners, growers of specialty crops, and in-state vintners.

The grant was written and matched by the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council to create the Michigan Culinary Tourism Alliance.

Similar efforts have already been successful in New York state, with its NY Wines and Dines, while California pulls its culinary tourism attractions together on a Web site."


Blogger Dianna - Promote Michigan said...

Isn't this so exciting for Michigan. I am looking forward to being a part of this new alliance to promote our growing culinary tourism industry.

3:12 PM  

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