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The Cook Show: Live Reality Cooking Pops Up In Bolivia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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Despite what you might have heard, pop-ups aren’t a thing of the past. In fact, we would venture to say that they’re only getting better as those willing to go guerrilla get more creative. To up the ante for 2015, the team behind Lima Pop-Up are heading back to Bolivia for a two-night cooking event that will put the diners in the center of the action. 

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. 

Have A Look Inside Bros, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s Hottest New Restaurant (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BROS]

[BROS]

Although the majority of culinary news coming out of Bolivia right now is focused on La Paz and Santa Cruz, a few innovative professionals are doing their best to make sure the country’s other regions get noticed, too. BROS opened back in December in Cochabamba, Bolivia, just in time to make the cut off for our Best of 2014 awards. They may not have won for best new restaurant, but their fire-roasted chicken, solid cocktails by JP Caceres, and stunning dining room still have people talking.

Jude Law Is In Bolivia To Promote Carnaval (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[La Razon]

[La Razon]

The big news out of Bolivia this morning is that Jude Law has landed in La Paz with his family, and will be touring the country in the upcoming days. His trip is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism as well as the Cervecería Boliviana Nacional, so that he may promote the country’s ample carnaval celebrations abroad. The critically-acclaimed actor isn’t divulging plans of his tour so as to not tip off the general public. 

Watch Bolivian Street Food Take A Dramatic Turn (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Somos Calle / YouTube]

[Somos Calle / YouTube]

As restaurants like Gustu and Jardín de Asia push hard to get Bolivia the overdue recognition it deserves for its native ingredients and intriguing cuisine, young cooks are starting to take advantage of the recent attention and experiment with new forms of bringing elevated cuisine to the masses. While new projects like Suma Phayata in La Paz are highlighting the traditional street treats like choripan and lechon sandwiches, a new group wants to push what’s available at ground level even further. Called Somos Calle, the small group of cooks led by young chef Marco Quelca are trying to turn food into much more than a sit-down affair. 

La Paz Vegan Hot Spot Red Monkey Has Opened A Second Location (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[La Razón]

[La Razón]

As the culinary offering throughout Bolivia begins to broaden its horizons little by little and celebrate its incredible biodiversity, vegetarian and vegan options are also starting to become more readily available. Taking advantage of their success as one of the few locations in the country offering truly delicious, unique vegan offerings, La Paz’s Red Monkey has expanded with Red Monkey Patio, a more intimate café setting offering the same, high quality vegan fare. Located in the lower section of the city, just around the corner from hot spots like Gustu, Jardín de Asia and Yerba Buena, the new offering will most certainly appeal to a growing clientele of discerning food lovers.

Jardín De Asia Santa Cruz Has Unveiled Their New Menu (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Jardín de Asia]

[Jardín de Asia]

If the last few months have been a preview, we can expect great things out of Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s Jardín de Asia in the coming year.  Back in October they hosted the first installment of Encuentros, the dinner series that is set to take place in four parts throughout 2015, bringing talent in the form of Peru’s Rafael Piqueras to show Bolivia the level of gastronomy they’re capable of employing.  Just last week, the Andean-Asian fusion restaurant unveiled their first-ever tasting menu, dubbed Travesía, which is a product of months of research and testing to bring diners a look into the future of Bolivian dining.  

It Looks Like La Paz’s Manq’a Program Will Head To Colombia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Manq'a]

[Manq’a]

When Claus Meyer speaks, you listen.  It seems that when the Noma and Gustu co-owner mentioned in an interview back in September that he was thinking of bringing his non-profit system of cooking schools to Colombia, he wasn’t lying.  As part of a two-day workshop last week in Bogotá entitled Co-Creation: Gastronomic Schools In Colombia, Manq’a Bolivia was on hand to discuss implementing the program in Colombia.  No official opening date has been announced yet, but this will be a huge move for Meyer, the Manq’a team, and Melting Pot, as their ‘food for social change’ programs spread beyond the borders of Bolivia.