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HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

HBH | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

These Are The Countries That Cook The Most And The Least [FWx]
7 Lugares Que Muestra Que Lima Es El Sueño De Cualquier Lector [Espacio 360]
Your Guide To Fine Dining In Santiago [DOTW]
Gastón Acurio: Nuestro Padre, El Rímac [Peru 21]
El Cronista De La Revolución [Qué Pasa]
Dize-me Que Tipo De Capim Comes [Paladar]
Fifty Chefs And Their Hands [Another]
Elite Traveler’s 100 Best Restaurants In The World [Fine Dining Lovers]
Concha Y Toro’s New Wine Research Centre Set To Benefit Wine Industry Throughout Chile [Harper’s]

Feria Masticar Returns To Buenos Aires April 16-19 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Masticar]

[Masticar]

Back for its fourth installment, a full six months ahead of its typical slot at the start of spring, Feria Masticar will bring four days of food, wine, classes, and a full market featuring some of the best local artisan products that Buenos Aires and environs have to offer. Though not the only festival celebrating Argentine cuisine in Buenos Aires, Masticar has steadily grown in its four years, receiving more than 238,000 visitors since 2012. In addition to the three tunnels that will feature free tastings of wine, craft beer, and other beverages from throughout the country, there will be more than 40 different stands located throughout the festival.

Mitsuharu Tsumura Has You Covered For Easter Dinner (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

It’s likely that with Easter just around the corner, you’ve already made dinner plans that most likely involve pig in some fashion. However, if you’re tired of the hog on a stick with an apple stuffed in its mouth, acclaimed chef and owner Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido in Lima, Peru, has a different option for you. Drawing upon his heavy Nikkei leanings, as well as some classic Peruvian cooking, Micha, as he’s lovingly known, has come up with a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. Chaufa criolla con chicharron de pejerey might sound complicated, but it’s as easy as fried rice with fried fish. Dress that up with a tangy onion mixture, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable Sunday dinner. Provecho!

Destinos: Redefining Time In Jardín, Colombia

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

One of my favorite things about traveling in Colombia is the impression that time has come to a standstill.  In our modern world filled with notifications, constant updates and the ability to message anyone anywhere in the world at any time of the day, instant gratification has never been so easy.  We are connected more than ever and those connections indeed spread far and wide but yet they remain quite shallow.  Whiling away the day chatting over a cup of coffee is nearly absent, something only reserved for special occasions like getting together with an old, dear friend.  It’s become something we add to our calendars rather than a way of life. These opportunities for deep connections are often eschewed due to a perceived ‘lack of time’.  Our schedules are constantly filled up with things to do and even a real phone call can seem like another thing to add to the list.

Dining Week Brought Out the Best and Worst in Santiago Restaurants

By Elizabeth Timms

[Santiago Dining Week]

[Santiago Dining Week]

The inaugural Santiago Dining Week took place from March 2-15.  Over 25 restaurants participated, offering three course lunch and/or dinner menus for CLP $12,000 and $18,000.  Dining week (usually two weeks long) is an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their best dishes and for people to try new places at a reasonable price.  Eight years ago, I was a frequent customer during the dining week in Los Angeles and ate at many restaurants that I might never have visited otherwise.  These places were usually the creme de la creme of Los Angeles dining scene, and showcased their best dishes.  I always had a valuable foodie experience.  

São Paulo Restaurant Week Starts Today (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Wikilicias]

[Wikilicias]

It’s here! From March 30 to April 19, 201 restaurants all over the city offer a set lunch and dinner menu for diners to experience the best from their kitchen. This year, chefs take on the theme Healthy Gastronomy to create enticing menus with fresh, local ingredients, priced at R$38,90 for lunch and R$48,90 for dinner. For each meal, R$1 will go to the Cafú Foundation, which fights economic inequality in Brazil through various education programs.

Check out Restaurant Week’s website, which allows you to search for restaurants by neighborhood or cuisine. 

Watch Cocina Sin Fronteras Land In Mexico (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Restaurantería MX]

[Restaurantería MX]

As chefs like Rene Redzepi, Grant Achatz, and Heston Blumenthal take their internationally-renowned kitchens on the road, creating pop-up restaurants unlike anyone has ever seen, chefs Gabriela Lafuente and Fer Rivarola of Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano continue to create international alliances throughout Latin America. For the inaugural edition of the 2015 season of Cocina Sin Fronteras, earlier this month Rivarola and Lafuente headed to Mexico, to cook at the widely acclaimed Biko. Together with Biko chef Gerard Believer, Alejandro Ruiz of Casa Oaxaca, and pastry chef Jose Ramón Castillo of Que Bo!, diners were treated to a one-night-only feast that spanned the region and delighted the senses.

McDonald’s Is Set To Reopen In Bolivia After A 13-Year Absence (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[FoodMatters]

[FoodMatters]

Though it might seem next to impossible that an entire country could be without a single McDonald’s, that’s the way it’s been for the last 13 years in Bolivia. Driven out by low sales and low interest, it seemed like Bolivia would remain free of the giant fast food company for the foreseeable future. However, Página Siete reports that after a new round of investment, Big Macs and chicken nuggets are set to make their return next month.