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Mauro Colagreco Will Cook At Buenos Aires’ Tegui September 9 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Tegui]

[Tegui]

What happens when a Michelin-starred Argentine chef returns home from his base in the South of France to cook a one-night-only meal?  Magic, that’s what happens.  On September 9, Mauro Colagreco will take to the stoves in his native Buenos Aires for an unforgettable, one-night only dinner with Germán Martitegui at his hidden palace Tegui in Palermo Hollywood.  The evening’s menu will consist of five courses, as prepared together by the two giants of Argentine cuisine.  The only drawback is that the dinner is exclusively for HSBC Premier clients, so you might want to check your bank account status if you’re thinking about going.  Reservations can be made by calling 5291 3333.  Don’t miss this. 

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Lima Pop-Up Will Present Yunta September 8 As Part Of Mistura-Related Activities (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Lima Pop-Up]

[Lima Pop-Up]

Just over two weeks ago in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the team behind the Lima Pop-Up collective packed their knives and headed over the Andes for a one-night only dinner at the Jardín de Asia that was sold out before it could even be publicized.  The night involved chefs from both countries, including Ricardo Laca, Ricardo Cortez, Dennys Yupanqui, and Jaime Barbas, accompanied by mixologist JP Caceres.  Dubbed Nudos, the dinner was a rousing success and received a good deal of international attention.  You can see some stunning photos of the event here. 

And, in case you missed it, now’s your chance for round two, which will take place in Lima on September 8.  Yunta will be a nine-course meal as composed by the four chefs, with drinks paired by Caceres.  The plan is to do the same dishes as Bolivia, this time for a Limeño aundience.  Dinner will take place at El Rocoto in Miraflores, and will, without question, sell out.  Reservations for the dinner can be made by emailing mariacarmelapestana@gmail.com.  Only 60 seats are available, so be sure and reserve yours soon. 

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Recap: Bogotá Wine and Food, Day 3

By Patrick Hieger

[BWFF]

[BWFF]

Ladies and gentlemen, late last night in the outskirts of Bogotá, at a massive dance club that, by day, serves heaping portions of meat, a new phenomenon that can only be described as “crotch motorboating” was created.  We’ll have more on that towards the bottom, but just let the idea soak over you.

Due to a few logistical snags and timing issues, several chefs, like Enrique Olvera and Ignacio Mattos, that were supposed to attend the festival had to cancel last minute, so day three, the final day of chats with chefs and other professionals was cut short.  However, with the three Roca brothers kicking the day off and Renzo Garibaldi taking down an entire leg of beef (later topped off by that new dance phenomenon) ending the day, it wasn’t as though we were missing much.  Bogotá continued to excite, inspire, and make us hungry.

Day three, the hits, below:

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Here’s A List Of Helpful Taxi Apps For Navigating Lima During Mistura

By Maribel Rivero

[Wikipedia]

[Wikipedia]

Getting around in Lima can be a bit daunting and overwhelming, particularly if you’re in town for the first time, when a festival like Mistura is happening.  Technology can be a life safer traveling through South America, especially if you know the right application to use.  Rather than depending on your hotel concierge or local Limeño, consider ordering your next taxi via a smart phone app.  Some applications offer scheduled pick-up, which is convenient to schedule your car service after a long day at Mistura and avoid long taxi waits.  The benefits include a guaranteed secure driver, standard taxi rates, deterred haggling, and a clean and presentable car.

Perhaps the biggest difference in ordering via a cab service and one off the street is safety and cost.  Safety can be questionable with some taxi drivers in Lima.  I’ve heard enough stories even among locals to warrant care after sunset.  Second, there is a higher price of about 5 or more soles more than off the street taxi service.  Oddly enough taxi drivers do not know common places, neighborhoods, and streets.  Never assume your driver knows where they are going.  And for this I highly suggest an OFFLINE map app to always know where you are going and how the driver is getting there. 

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Alex Atala Will Cook With Japan’s Zaiyu Hasegawa September 1 At D.O.M. (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[ATA]

[ATA]

Word just came out yesterday that on September 1, Alex Atala will cook side by side with invited chef Zaiyu Hasegawa, of Japan’s Michelin-starred Jimbocho Den.  Both chefs will be accompanied by André Saburó Matsumoto, of Taberna Japonesa Quina do Futuro in Recife.  The one-night-only dinner will consist of 10 courses paired expertly with sakes as chosen by D.O.M. sommelier Gabriela Monteleone.  Dinner costs $R 2.100 and can be reserved by calling 3062-3634 or 3062-3592.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Atala’s ATA foundation.  [via Paladar]

Notícia saiu ontem que no dia 1 de Setembro, Alex Atala vai cozinhar ao lado de convidados o chef Zaiyu Hasegawa, do Japão, premiado com uma estrela Michelin por Jimbocho Den. Os dois chefs será acompanhado por André Saburó Matsumoto, da Taberna Japonesa Quina do Futuro em Recife. O one-night-só o jantar é composto por 10 cursos emparelhado habilmente com saqués como escolhido pelo D. O. M. sommelier Gabriela Monteleone. O jantar custa R$2,100 e podem ser reservados pelo telefone 3062-3634 ou 3062-3592. Uma parte do lucro vai para o Atala ATA da fundação. [Via Paladar].

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Time Magazine Votes Chile’s Chacarero One Of The World’s Best Sandwiches (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Time]

[Time]

As part of a rather odd list that gives more details about cost and how to get them, Time magazine has declared Chile’s Chacarero one of the top 13 sandwiches in world.  The list is part of their Answers Issue, which, apparently, is full of lots of data, rather than distinct write-ups on the sandwiches themselves.  Per Time, $7 is the “Average cost of chacarero, a popular Chilean sandwich made with thinly sliced steak or pork and often topped with tomatoes, chili peppers and green beans.”  Other mentions on the list include South Africa’s Gatsby, Germany’s Fischbrötchen, and Abu Dhabi’s Falafel.  For more data and sandwich info, check out the Time article

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Recap: Bogotá Wine and Food, Day 2

By Patrick Hieger

[BWFF]

[BWFF]

Where day one of the fourth annual Bogotá Wine and Food festival was an inspiring inauguration and a chance to see some of the event’s biggest names speaking about the culinary industry, day two was the day when chefs and other professionals got down to business and started talking about what we eat, why it’s important, and how we can continue to make it better.  Argentina’s Narda Lepes opened the day, and Renzo Garibaldi from Lima’s Osso finished things off.  In between, native Colombians from throughout the country gave inspiring speeches on how food can change lives.  By day’s end David Kinch had taken to the stoves, and Dominique Crenn had become the inspiration for a new generation of Colombian cooks.

Read below for the hits:

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