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Watch Vallejo, Garcia, and Rivarola At November’s Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

As the last dinner of 2014, the team at Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano decided to make November’s installment of the Cocina Sin Fronteras a big one.  To close out another successful year of dinners that included a gala event with Alex Atala, Nikkei cuisine with Mitsuharu Tsumura, and more than a few jaunts abroad to Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay, Fer Rivarola and wife Gabriela invited their close friends and wildly talented chefs, Carlos Garcia from Venezuela’s Alto, and Jorge Vallejo from Mexico’s Quintonil.  Like we’ve been telling you since last year, if you have yet to make it to one of these dinners, you’re really missing out.

Cocina Sin Fronteras Will Bring Mexico and Venezuela To Buenos Aires (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Baqueano]

[El Baqueano]

2014 has already been a big year for Buenos Aires chef Fer Rivarola and his monthly Cocina Sin Fronteras dinner series.  Aside from bringing chefs like Mitsuharu Tsumura and Alex Atala to Buenos Aires for epic meals that supported foundations like Alfarcito, Rivarola and his wife and sommelier Gabriela Lafuente have also taken the show on the road, heading to Santiago, Caracas, and Montevideo.  To close out what has already been an incredible year of cooking throughout Latin America, Rivarola is going to bring the flavors of Mexico and Venezuela to Buenos Aires for a two-night edition of Cocina Sin Fronteras that is not to be missed.

On November 14 and 15, Rivarola will cook alongside chef pals Carlos Garcia, of Caracas’ Alto, and Jorge Vallejo, of Mexico’s Quintonil, as part of the final Cocina Sin Fronteras dinner for 2014.  The dinners will take place at Rivarola’s El Baqueano, situated in the heart of San Telmo, easily Buenos Aires’ most scenic neighborhood.  Like previous installments of Cocina Sin Fronteras, this month’s two-night edition will consist of 12 courses, as shared by the invited chefs.  Reservations are AR $1000 per person.  Space is limited, so make your reservations soon at 4342-0802.

Alto’s Carlos Garcia Will Be Featured In Apicius #23 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Apicius]

[Apicius]

News out of Spain this morning is a preview of who will be featured in the November issue of Spain’s biannual culinary journal, Apicius. Always on the hunt for cutting edge cuisine around the world, recent issues of the journal, which appear in May and November every year, have been looking more and more towards South America, featuring chefs like Virgilio Martínez, Gastón Acurio, and Alex Atala. Next month, Venezuela will get its first major mention in the magazine when Caracas-based chef Carlos Garcia, of Alto, gets a feature in the latest edition.

Garcia, who worked at both el Bullí and El Celler de Can Roca, has been advocating his country’s native ‘Criollo cuisine’ since opening Alto in 2007.  This year, Alto was once again voted as the best restaurant in Venezuela, and landed the number 28 position on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants.  According to Garcia, “[Venezuela’s] gastronomy is still a blank page, where there’s a lot left to write.”  Apicius #23 should make for good reading.  Get your subscription here

Alto Chef Carlos Garcia Turned His Cooks Into Legos (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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In celebration of their second appearance on the Latin America’s 50 Best awards, Alto chef Carlos Garcia paid homage to his team in a special way, as Legos.  Alto currently sits at #28 on the list and is ranked as the best restaurant in Venezuela. Apparently they’ve all been drinking.