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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.

Cocina Sin Fronteras Opens In Buenos Aires This Saturday With Lots Of Meat (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Baqueano]

[El Baqueano]

Announcing a special dinner in Buenos Aires that will be centered around meat is kind of like announcing a taco tasting in Mexico City. But, when that meat-focused dinner is being cooked by one of South America’s best butchers, and two of Buenos Aires’ top chefs, the offer gets a lot more interesting. 

Cocina Sin Fronteras Kicks Off 2015 In Mexico (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Cocina Sin Fronteras]

[Cocina Sin Fronteras]

Now that 2015 is officially underway, it’s time for the regular events that we await with anticipation to get started again. Rather than having Latin America’s top chefs descend upon Buenos Aires for this year’s first edition of Cocina Sin Fronteras, chef Fer Rivarola of El Baqueano is once again taking the show on the road. For one night only, Rivarola will join forces in Mexico City with Biko’s Mikel Alonso, Casa Oaxaca’s Alejandro Ruíz, and Cholatería Qué Bo!’s José Ramon Castillo for a multi-course meal that spans hemispheres and the multinational flavors of Latin America

Watch Alex Atala and Fer Rivarola Educate BsAs During Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

Even if you haven’t had the privilege of attending one of the epic Cocina Sin Fronteras meals that Fer Rivarola and the team at El Baqueano put on every month in Buenos Aires, at least you have the team behind The Great Cuisine to make stunning videos that at least give you a glimpse inside the experience.  Back in July, Alex Atala returned for his second appearance within the series, though this time the dinner was for a much great cause.  July’s Cocina Sin Fronteras dinner was a benefit for Fundación Alfarcito, which aids farmers high up in the Andes.  Dinner was held at the Faena hotel, and the more than 100 guests were treated to a multi-course meal that they won’t soon forget.

In yet another installment from The Great Cuisine, watch as Atala talks about the importance of community during a press conference prior to the event, then work his charm and culinary magic for a star-studded room of guests.  With Cocina Sin Fronteras already gaining a good amount of international press, we’re expecting more dinners of this caliber for next year.  For now, we’ve got memories, and they’re damn good.

Three Chefs Weigh In On (The Lack Of) Buenos Aires Street Food

By Patrick Hieger

[Dan Perlman]

[Dan Perlman]

Although we want to believe that the streets of South America are as full of delicious street food treats like Mexico might be with tacos and tortas to go, it’s often the case that government regulations and strong social stigma have made the world of street food rather small, if almost nonexistent.  While there are great empanadas to be had at the corner markets and holes in the wall of Buenos Aires, actually eating on the street is a near impossibility.  Below, we talked with three of the city’s leading chefs, to get a little more insight, and some strong opinions, about where to go and what to eat if you absolutely must eat on the street.  Let’s just say you’ll be craving some choripan by the time you’re done reading. 

Video: Cocina Sin Fronteras At Montevideo’s Café Misterio (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

It’s been one hell of a year for Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano.  Back in September they received the highest climber award and landed at #18 on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants. Fer Rivarola and his wife Gabriela have made countless appearances at festivals this year including Tambo, Latitud Cero, and Ñam.  Amidst all that, they’ve also taken their cooking series, Cocina Sin Fronteras, on the road, truly embodying the idea of cuisine having no borders, to places like Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay.

In this new video from photographer Pablo Baracat for his The Great Cuisine series, get an inside look of the first Cocina Sin Fronteras on the road in Montevideo, Uruguay at Café Misterio.  Rivarola and crew teamed up with Matías Perdomo of Italy’s Al Pont de Ferr, who happens to be a Uruguayan native, to cook alongside Misterio’s chef Juan Pablo Clerici for one-night only, 12-course dinner full of lots of smoky, foam-filled surprises. If you weren’t able to attend, get  a taste of what you missed out on, and why you should be sure and attend the next installment of Cocina Sin Fronteras (which has yet to be confirmed).  We’ll be there!