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Some Of São Paulo’s Best Chefs Cook Together At Tomorrow’s ‘O Mercado’ (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[O Mercado]

[O Mercado]

Not everything in Brazil is focused on the World Cup right now, at tomorrow’s O Mercado in São Paulo will be proof.  Nearly 30 of the city’s best chefs will come together for the culinary festival which will feature live music, food, and more.  O Mercado is part of the 2014 edition of Virada Cultural, which will take over and celebrate the antique Bom Retiro neighborhood.  The street fest will take place from 9:00 to 18:00, and entry is free.  With chefs coming from various restaurants, breweries and more, this promises to be one of the best culinary events of the year.  For a complete list of participants, check the event’s Facebook page.  Salud!

SP Burger Fest Starts Today In São Paulo (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Veja São Paulo]

[Veja São Paulo]

Paulista burger lovers take note.  Starting today, May 16 through May 31, more than 100 restaurants across São Paulo will be participating in SP Burger Fest, offering a huge array of sandwiches and, obviously, burgers to choose from.  Sandwiches at the participating restaurants across the city will go for between 18 and 65 reales.  For a list of the participating restaurants and the sandwiches they’ll be offering, have a look at Veja São Paulo for more information.  You’ve got two weeks to eat.  How many sandwiches will you get to?

Paulista burger amantes tome nota. A partir de hoje, dia 16 de Maio no dia 31 de Maio, mais de 100 restaurantes em São Paulo estarão participando em SP Burger Fest, oferecendo uma grande variedade de sanduíches e, obviamente, hambúrgueres para escolher de. Sanduíches, os restaurantes participantes em toda a cidade vai para entre 18 e 65 reais. Para obter uma lista dos restaurantes participantes e os sanduíches que vai estar oferecendo, ter um olhar para Veja São Paulo para obter mais informações. Você tem duas semanas para comer. Quantos sanduíches você vai obter?

[image: Trujillo Gastronómico 2014]

Trujillo Gastronómico 2014 Starts Today In Peru (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[image: Trujillo Gastronómico 2014]

[image: Trujillo Gastronómico 2014]

If you happen to be one of the lucky ones that has a four-day weekend in honor of the international Day of the Worker, then you should probably spend your time eating and thoroughly enjoying yourself.  Starting today, Thursday May 1 and running through Sunday, May 4, the city of Trujillo, Peru will be taken over by the Trujillo Gastronómico 2014 festival, and it’s going to be delicious.  As with most festivals, Trujillo’s four-day celebration will combine a wide variety of Peruvian cuisine from more than 40 stands, live music, cooking classes, and more.  The festival is taking place at Mall Aventura Plaza, and more than 20,000 visitors are expected to show for this year’s edition.  You’re off.  Treat yourself.

Si eres uno de los suertes que tiene un fin de semana de cuatro días en honor de el día internacional del trabajador, entonces debes pasar tu tiempo libre comiendo y gozando.  A partir de hoy, el jueves 1 de mayo y hasta el domingo 4 de mayo, la ciudad de Trujillo, Perú estará tomada por el festival Trujillo Gastronómico 2014, y será delicioso.  Como la mayoría de festivales así, la celebración de cuatro días en Trujillo combina una gran variedad de rica comida Peruana en forma de más de 40 puestos, música en vivo, clases de cocina, y más.  El festival está en Mall Aventura Plaza, y están esperando más de 20.000 visitantes este año.  Estás libre.  Disfrutes.

[image: Perú, Mucho Gusto]

Peru, Mucho Gusto Is This Weekend In Pisco (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[image: Perú, Mucho Gusto]

[image: Perú, Mucho Gusto]

This week, from May 1 to 3, the city of Pisco, Peru will be overrun by Perú, Mucho Gusto, yet another culinary festival dedicated to the best cuisine that Peru has to over.  The festival, as organized by Peru’s national tourism promotion board, PromPeru, will feature 27 different stands featuring national and traditional Peruvian foods, tourism destinations and, paying homage to the festival’s location, varieties of national beverage Pisco.  Guest chefs at this year’s festival include Felix Loo, José del Castillo, Israel Laura, and others, showcasing regional dishes from around the country.  Perú, Mucho Gusto will take place from this Thursday, May 1 to Saturday, May 3, as part of the long holiday weekend, from 11 am to 7 pm each day.  Admission is just S/. 3.50 per person, with dishes ranging from S/. 5 to S/. 1o.  Have a great weekend!

Esta semana, desde el 1 al 3 de Mayo, la ciudad de Pisco, Peru se tomará con Perú, Mucho Gusto, otro festival culinario dedicado a difundir la mejor cocina que Peru tiene para ofrecer.  El festival, organizado por PromPeru, presentará 27 puestos diferentes sirviendo comidas nacionales y tradicionales Peruanas, destinos de turísmo, y con respeto a la ubicación del festival, variedades del trago nacional Pisco.  Los chefs invitados al festival de este año incluyen a Felix Loo, José dle Castillo, Israel Laura, y más, cocinando platos regionales de todo el país.  Perú, Mucho Gusto pasará desde este jueves, 1 de mayo, hasta el sábado, 3 de Mayo, por parte del fin de semana largo, desde 11:00 a 19:00 cada día.  Las entradas valen solo S/. 3.50 por persona, y platos cobran desde S/. 5 hasta S/. 10. Que tengan buen fin de semana!

 

 

 

[image: Botando Banca]

Now In São Paulo: “Botando Banca” (PO)

By Mari Rodriguez

[image: Botando Banca]

[image: Botando Banca]

Food fairs of all types are popping up throughout São Paulo and, of course, traditional street food vendors dot many corners—but street food as a venue for up-and-coming chefs, be it through stands or food trucks, are still in legal limbo here. Enter Botando Banca, an initiative by several chefs to push for street food in São Paulo to be fully legal. The program officially launched last Thursday.

“Botando banca,” slang for “throwing one’s weight around,” is headed by the restaurants Tordesilhas, Suri Ceviche Bar, Obá, AK Vila, and the patisserie La Vie, all in the Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, and Jardins neighborhoods. The phrase “botando banca” also literally means “to put up a stand,” but with the current legal limitations on street food, the group, in a manifesto, has declared to occupy not the street “but our own sidewalks.” And so they do, each preparing a special dish to serve on certain days of the week at their restaurant and adjacent sidewalk. The rules? That the dishes be high quality yet affordable, and also represent the cultural diversity of São Paulo. Yet the group’s aims go beyond affordable culinary offerings; ultimately, it’s an initiative that seeks to revive the city’s public spaces. As they state in their manifesto, “street food should be on the streets, in the squares, in parks, in front of bars and restaurants. Let’s occupy the city!”

 Check out each restaurant’s offerings below:

–AK na Rua – AK Vila, in Vila Madalena

Daily. Varied food by Andrea Kaufmann

– Domingo Cevichero – Suri, in Pinheiros

Last Sunday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

–Obá na calçada, in Cerqueira César

Varied food. Last Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

–Hypadinhas da Carole – La Vie, in Cerqueira César

Shaved ice in various flavors (which can be mixed with spirits). Saturdays.

–Tem Tacacá na Tietê – Tordesilhas, in Jardins

Tacacá, the signature soup of the Brazilian Amazon, by Mara Salles. First Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

For the full manifesto, programming, and map on Botando Banca’s Facebook page.

Feirinhas gastronômicas de todos os tipos estão acontecendo em São Paulo e claro, tem muitos vendedores da rua, mas a comida da rua como um local para chefs jovens experimentarem, seja por meio de barracas ou food trucks , ainda não são permitidasSegundo o código legal da cidade. Entra Botando Banca, uma iniciativa de vários chefs para fazer a comida de rua em São Paulo totalmente legal. O programa lançou oficialmente na quinta-feira passada .

Botando Banca conta com a participação dos restaurantes Tordesilhas, Suri Ceviche Bar, Oba, AK Vila, e a pastelaria La Vie, todos nos bairros de Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, e Jardins. Botando banca, claro, com as limitações legais vigentes sobre a comida de rua fica difícil, assim o grupo declara num manifesto não ocupar a rua “mas podemos ocupar nossas calçadas. ” E assim eles fazem, cada um preparando um prato especial para servir em determinados dias da semana em seu restaurante e na calçada adjacente. A ideia? Que a sua comida de rua seja barata e de alta qualidade, e que também represente a diversidade cultural de São Paulo. No entanto, os objetivos do grupo vão além da culinária accessível; de fato é uma iniciativa que tenta revitalizar os espaços públicos da cidade. Eles afirmam em seu manifesto “a comida de rua deve estar na rua, nas praças, nos parques, na frente de bares e restaurantes. Vamos ocupar a cidade!”

 Confira as ofertas de cada restaurante:

–AK na Rua – AK Vila, na Vila Madalena

Diariamente. Comida variada por Andrea Kaufmann

–Domingo Cevichero – Suri, em Pinheiros

Todo último domingo do mês 18:00-21:00hs

–Obá na calçada, em Cerqueira César

Comida variada. Toda última quinta-feira do mês 18:00-21:00hs

–Hypadinhas da Carole – La Vie, em Cerqueira César

Raspadinhas em vários sabores (que podem ser misturados com licores), sábados

–Tem Tacacá na Tietê – Tordesilhas, nos Jardins

Tacacá por Mara Salles. Primeira quinta-feira do mês 17:00-20:00hs.

 

Para ler o manifesto completo, a programação e o mapa visite a página do Facebook de Botando Banca.

[image: Perú Gourmet]

Perú Gourmet’s ‘Día Del Ceviche’ Hits Santiago May 3 And 4

By Patrick Hieger

If you’re not planning on taking advantage of yet another long weekend and getting out of Santiago, you won’t need to go far for something to do.  Next Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, Santiago’s Parque Padre Hurtado will be taken over with the sights, smells, and sensory experience of Peru, when Perú Gourmet unveils ‘Día del Ceviche’ for its first-ever installment.  The two-day festival, which costs a mere $3.000 CLP to enter, will feature the best of Peruvian cuisine, live music and dancing, workshops, and more.  For a deeper look into what to expect from the festival, take a look at this promotional video.  Want to stay in Santiago but get away to Peru for the weekend?  Now’s your chance.

Si no vas a aprovechar de otro fin de semana largo por salir fuera de Santiago, no tendrás que buscar lejos por algo que hacer.  El próximo sábado y domingo, el 3 y 4 de mayo, el Parque Padre Hurtado de Santiago estará lleno de las vistas, aromas, y experiencas de Peru, cuando Perú Gourmet estrena el ‘Día del Ceviche’ por su primera vez.  El festival de dos días, que sólo cuesta $3.000 CLP para entrar, tendrá la mejor de la cocina Peruana, música y balies en vivo, talleres, y más.  Por una mirada más profunda dentro de lo que lleva el festival, mira el video promocional.  Quieres quedarse en Santiago pero viajar a Peru para un fin de semana?  Ahora es la oportunidad.

[image: Salsa]

Latinoamérica Tiene Salsa: Every Major Lat Am Food Fest This Year

By Patrick Hieger

[image: Salsa]

[image: Salsa]

It was back in 2011 when a group of leading Latin American chefs got together to say that the region, as a whole, needed to join together in the promotion of health, economy, and a vibrant future.  ‘Latinoamérica Tiene Salsa’ was launched at Mistura back in 2011 with the goal of unity in mind, and it’s been going strong ever since.  Now, going on its fourth year, the campaign has seen major international food festivals develop within countries around the region, all the way from Mexico to Chile, and high in the mountains of Bolivia.  This year, the lineup of festivals is seven strong, with last weekend’s Ñam kicking the year off.  Both Masticar and Tambo will enter their third year, while Mistura goes for seven and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

As we saw from this past weekend’s Ñam, the possibilities within Latin America to be the world’s next culinary super power are essentially endless.  With a larder that is virtually untouched, more than a handful of chefs with international acclaim, and a growing circuit of festivals that promotes the best the region has to offer, 2014 is going to be a big year.  Dates for some of the festivals are still tentative, but we’ll keep you posted as we get them.  See you there.

[image: O Mercado]

O Mercado Gastronomy Fair Tonight In São Paulo

By Mari Rodriguez

[image: O Mercado]

[image: O Mercado]

Only in the megalopolis of São Paulo can one find a gastronomy fair that goes from 9pm to 3am. The folks at O Mercado organize gastronomy fairs throughout the year in different public spaces across the city, with a focus on young chefs and entrepreneurs. For this edition, they have paired with urbanist group CoLaboratório to close their week-long conference on urban planning and São Paulo’s nightlife. It is a great way to sample dishes from the city’s fresh, up-and-coming restaurants!  The fair takes place tonight at Avenida São João, 281 in the Centro. Entrance is free, and all food fare ranges between R$5,00 and R$15,00 (cash and debit cards only).

Participating chefs:
• Alessandra Souza, Eduardo Brandão e Márcio Tirico (Cateto Comer e Beber Artesanal);
• Alex Sotero (Food Chain Consultoria);
• Bruno Fischetti (Ramona);
• Checho Gonzales (Cebicheria Gonzales);
• Diego Belda (Rothko);
• Erika Onomura e Alexandre Galindo (Santa Pépa);
• Fernando Lisboa e Marcos Mello (BEERD – Apaixonados por cerveja);
• Henrique Fogaça (Sal Gastronomia);
• James Hollister (Exquisito!);
• Juliano Valese (Torero Valese);
• Leandro Caverna e Neto (Los Mariachis);
• Luciano Nardelli (Riviera);
• Marco de La Roche (Casa Café);
• Vinícius Oliveira (Cozinha Ambulante)

For more information on this edition and to tune into O Mercado’s activities, visit the market’s Facebook page.