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Montevideo In A Glass, Bartending Art Begins Tomorrow At Jockey Club (ES)

By Majo Lois

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As the summer winds down, the action in Uruguay will once again turn its focus towards Montevideo. The season kicks off with a premiere event, Bartending Art, a cycle that will bring together the masters of cocktails from throughout Latin America in the mythical, and recently remodeled, Jockey Club. Together with the cocktail experts, each night of the cycle will feature various plastic, musical, and visual arts to add a nice cultural touch to the evening.

Jockey Club Montevideo Has A New Restaurant (ES)

By Majo Lois

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Open for just a few weeks, the new restaurant at the Jockey Club promises to be an obligatory culinary stop on 18 de Julio, the main avenue in Montevideo. The building where the restaurant is housed dates back to 1920, designed by the Frenchman José Carré, and is a marvel that was abandoned for years.  Taken over by the Grupo Pestana, there will soon be a hotel, but for now trying out the restaurant remains a great temptation.  Marco Bonino is the chef in charge who has had an eclectic career in Spanish kitchens, luxury yachts, and coastal restaurants in Uruguay.  He refers to the menu as “market style” putting emphasis on fresh ingredients and classic dishes–what you read is what you get.  They offer executive menus and daring menu options.  There is also a great cocktail bar that hopes to create a profile all its own.