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Andes Wines’ 3rd ECHINUCO Will Be Held In October

The Andes Wines-sponsored beer and wine festival ECHINUCO (Chilean Gathering of Our Cuisine) will see its third incarnation this October in Santiago’s Parque Bicentenario.  Designed around wine and beer but meant to be a chance for Chilean products and cuisine to shine, the three-day festival will bring together various restaurants, chefs, wineries and beer producers.

Last year 23 different wineries were on hand for tastings and sales.  This year, with more than 40 different wineries expected to show, an entire section of the festival will be devoted specifically to wine.  Amidst the food and wine, there will be forums, classes, and other activities for the entire family.  We’ll keep you posted with more information as the date gets closer, but for now, mark your calendars!  [via Andes Wines]

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Loco For Cocoa In Lima

We had to.  Just had to.  Because from July 5 through July 7 at the Sheraton Convention center in Lima, the fourth annual Chocolate and Cacao Salon will be sweetening up the city a bit.  Over the course of the three days, more than 40 different businesses, artisans and manufacturers will be on hand to show off just what the bean and all its offshoots have to offer.  Stéphane Bonnat of the famed Bonnat Chocolatier will be on hand for demonstrations as well as chats that are open to the public.  The event will run from 11 am to 9 pm each day, and promises to be a truly bitter/sweet festival.  [via El Comercio]

2nd Annual Araucania Beer Week This September

We will certainly fill you in more as the date gets closer, but did want you to have this on your calendars.  From September 2 to Septemer 8, 2013, Temuco, Chile will host the second annual International Congress of Artisan Beers.  Not simply a beer fest, the congress will feature international brewers, free and paid classes and workshops, tastings, and much more.  The first ever Araucania Artisan Beer Cup will also be awarded.  For more information on the Cup, the Congress and the Beer Week itself, check the website here.  And, naturally, as the date gets closer, we’ll fill you in with more details!  [via Congreso Cervecero]

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Cuisine & Vins Expo BsAs, June 13 & 14

Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, HSBC presents the Cuisine and Vins expo at the Palacio Paz in Buenos Aires.  The festival will run from 5pm to 11pm each day, and feature some of Argentina’s best wines, as well as spirits from around the world, Argentine artisan products, and much more.  Tickets go for $170 Argentine Pesos (roughly $30 US).  The event is not open to minors.  More than 200 vendors will be on hand to offer tastings of their products, chats, workshops and forums, so the event promises to be informative, if not buzz-inducing.  Not a bad way to kick off a huge weekend in Buenos Aires, with the BsAs Underground Market on Saturday and the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday.  Have fun!  [via Mundo Cuisine]

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Gourmetour Begins In Viña Del Mar

From June 10 through June 14, 2013, GourmeTour in Viña del Mar will take place in the newly remodeled Hotel O’Higgins.  Since 1987, the festival has moved all around Latin America to countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Peru.  Over the course of the five days there will be classes given by chefs from Chile, Brazil, Spain, France, and many other South American countries.  Gourmet Patagonia Chile, a new cookbook, will be released and there will be live music from folkloric bands as well as many other activities.

THIS SATURDAY!!! Underground Market BsAs

We just saw this post and we’re pretty damn excited about it.  The Argentina Independent, Argentina’s English-focused source for real, unfiltered news, is hosting Underground Market.  You can read all the details here, but the market will bring together artisan food and drink, as well as crafts and other handmade goods.  The event will take place Saturday, June 15. There will also be live music to enhance your independent experience!  It sounds pretty awesome, so you should probably go.  Get your tickets soon! [via The Argentina Independent]

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Upcoming Culinary Festivals

It seems there’s no shortage of culinary festivals these days, and with three big ones on their way, you’d better start marking your calendars.

First up is GourmeTour in Viña del Mar.  The event is scheduled for June 10 through 14, 2013, and will take place in the newly remodeled Hotel O’Higgins.  Since 1987, the festival has moved all around Latin America to countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Peru.  Over the course of the four days there will be classes given by chefs from Chile, Brazil, Spain, France, and many other South American countries.  Gourmet Patagonia Chile, a new cookbook, will be released and there will be live music from folkloric bands as well as many other activities.

Second is Espacio Food & Service, a convention dedicated to the food service industry.  The event will be a chance for industry professionals to come together with equipment and service providers, allowing each to bounce ideas off one another and move the industry ahead.  Various purveyors, chefs and other industry professionals will be on hand to show off the latest in equipment and to offer a display of great food.  The event, scheduled for August 7, 8, and 9, is open to the public.

Third is Mistura, the annual food festival in Peru that just seems to keep getting bigger.  From Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 16, 2013, Lima, Peru will be taken over by the largest culinary festival in South America.  There will be pisco tastings, chocolate tastings, Peruvian food, cultural events, live music, and so much more.  There will most likely be a lot of famous international chefs, too, because Gastón Acurio keeps blowing it up on Twitter.  If you are going to be in the area or can make a special trip to be in the area, we highly advise you make your way to this festival.  You won’t regret it!

[via Gourmond de Chile, Mistura, Espacio Food Service]

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8th Annual National Soup Fest in Curicó

[photo: Chef del Maule]

[photo: Chef del Maule]

May 17, 18, and 19 will play host to the 8th annual celebration of national and regional “caldillos” and “cazuelas” (broths and soups).  It may not sound as prestigious as a festival like Ñam, which brought together culinary talent from around the world, but the festival does aim to bring about awareness of national dishes, a running theme in many events held in Chile.  Over 25 different types of soup and broth will be available in Curicó’s Plaza de Armas.  The event is assembled and sponsored by Chef del Maule, an assembly of chefs and gastronomic professionals from the Maule region of Chile focused on maintaining and strengthening awareness of these national dishes.  There will also be artisan goods on hand, another main tenet of the group’s mission.  With fall settling in and the cold only getting colder, the festival will provide a delicious means of warming up.  Much more can be found on the festival’s Facebook page as well.  [via Chef del Maule]