By Elizabeth Timms
Photos by Renea Pope
By Renea Bartlett Pope
By Patrick Hieger
[Feria del Sanguche]
Feria del Sanguche begins today, Thursday, December 11, and runs through Sunday, December 14. The festival, as usual, will take place at Parque Araucano, and will be open from 11:00 to 22:00 daily. Entry to the festival is $3.000 CLP and children 12 and under enter for free. In addition to the plethora of sandwiches, beer, drinks, and other treats, there will be live music, cooking demos, and giveaways. Get hungry.
By Natasha Greenhouse
[Belgian Beer Weekend]
The public will be able to sample from the best Belgian breweries, including De Halve Maan, which has been producing beer for five centuries. Trignac de Vanhonsebrouck is another to watch, with a tripel aged in cognac barrels. Over 100 labels will be coming to Brazil for the first time.
Besides beer, the event promises to be a great foodie experience. Food trucks and stands will offer Belgian treats such as moules e frites (mussels marinated in beer with fries), pizza with a beer based dough, and cheese croquettes. There will also be a bistro to serve traditional meals such as vlaams stoofvlees, a meat stew cooked with Belgian beer, paired with fries and a beer. You can also count on Belgian chocolate and waffles for dessert, as well as beer flavored ice cream.
For the massive list of this year’s events, including tastings of food and drink, cooking demos, talks, and more, check here. Entry is free, and Un Día de Mercado will run November 7 to 9, from 12:00 to 21:00 each day. For a map to get to the Mercado de Chacao, click here.
Mercado Paula Gourmet will take place this weekend at Parque Araucano, from Thursday, October 23, to Sunday, October 26. The festival will run from 11:00 to 23:00 each day. General admission is CLP $5.000, and children 12 and under will enter for free. We’ll see you there.