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Juliana Lopez May In José Ignacio This Weekend (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Juliana Lopez May]

[Juliana Lopez May]

After taking some family vacation time in New York, chef Juliana Lopez May returns to her beloved José Ignacio on Uruguay’s coast for some days of relaxation and to share her family-style cooking. Julian, a disciple of acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann, currently divides her time between weekly cooking classes at her workshop El Tigre, television appearances, and other culinary events. Over the next few days she’ll be on hand for two events, ideal chances for anyone to learn to cook from May and to learn her great flavors. 

A Night Of Family and Paella Tonight In José Ignacio, Uruguay (ES)

By Majo Lois

LA OLADA 1If there’s something that cooking achieves it’s uniting and building ties that stand the test of time. What began as a relationship between clients and friends will become concrete in a special event tonight. The chefs of La Olada have invited Eduardo Ballester, an expert in paellas, and his kids Mara and Tomás, for a family-focused night, one of those at which everyone gathers around a big table.

The Ballesters will be cooking up three plates tonight, including their famous paella, a mushroom tart, and dessert. Dinner has a cost of $900 pesos. For those so inclined, the La Olada menu will still be available. The night begins tonight at 21:00 and reservations can be made by calling 00598 4486 2745. La Olada is located at Avenida José Ignacio, between Héctor Soria and Las Focas in La Juanita.

José Ignacio Becomes A Fairground This Thursday (ES)

By Majo Lois

feriaA little sooner than last year’s edition, this Thursday the gastronomy festival comes together in José Ignacio. Bringing together the history of the small village it used to be and the gastronomy wonderland it has become, on the main square all of the area’s cafes, restaurants and posadas will come together. As the sun falls, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy drink from the Rincón Verde or a bruschetta from Café Doméstico.

Each establishment will have their own space and their cooks and other employees will attend to diners that will flood the plaza only to later finish the night on the beach or in one of the same restaurant’s principal space. Prices haven’t been announced for the tickets, but last year they cost 600 pesos, which included a drink. José Ignacio will be waiting starting at 20:00.

Master Chef Brazil’s Paola Carosella To Cook At Trocca’s Jose Ignacio Hotspot (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Veja SP]

[Veja SP]

Carosella is the first of many surprises for this summer in José Ignacio

Argentine chef Paola Carosella, who has resided in Brazil since 2001 and has been one of the stars on Master Chef Brazil, will visit Fernando Trocca’s Mostrador Santa Teresita next week.  Per Trocca, through the various social media outlets he manages, the idea this summer is to surprise diners with thematic days or visits from his chef friends, as will be the case next week.  

Argentina’s Best Take Over The Streets Of José Ignacio January 14 (ES)

By Majo Lois

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[Sabores Que Matan]

The dinner will feature Mauro Colagreco of France’s Michelin-starred Mirazur

Taking full advantage of the fabulous summer crowds making their way to some of the best beaches in South America, next week seven of Argentina’s top chefs will take over the main drag in José Ignacio, Uruguay, for a not-to-be-missed, one night only dinner.  On Wednesday, January 14, Mauro Colagreco, Narda Lepes, Fernando Trocca, Darío Gualtieri , Germán Martitegui, Florencia Courreges y Juan Pablo Clerici will come together for a “dinner by 14 hands”.  Only 70 seats are available, so be sure and reserve now.  

Taste Food Experience Is Tonight In Manantiales (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Taste Citi]

[Taste Citi]

Everything is ready for the start of the season at the most posh beachside hangouts in Uruguay.  Big culinary events, most often sponsored by big brands, are starting to take place and tonight is the time for Taste Food Experience, where various Argentine cooks will do a culinary tour of various restaurants, all located in the Mantantiales zone of José Ignacio.  Juliana Lopez May, Fernando Trocca and Pablo Massey, amongst other cooks, have created special menus that take advantage of the oceans and fruits of the season.  

Mostrador Santa Teresita: Fernando Trocca Does José Ignacio (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Santa Teresita]

[Santa Teresita]

The space where today, Argentine chef Fernando Trocca’s restaurant resides, was in 1973 a classic space in José Ignacio, where you could eat the best seaweed buns in the city.  Obviously, in that time the summer season wasn’t what it is today (now driven by the well-to-do visitors that come to the beach), but it has always maintained that laid back vibe that gives the season’s cuisine a non-pretentious style.  In that time, the space was called Santa Teresita, and because of nostalgia that’s probably why Trocca and Pittaluga (the owner of La Huella) kept the name, refreshed the space and converted it into a great place to eat, almost on the fly.

Santa Teresita is now open, doing rotisserie style food, where you don’t have to wait for them to build your plate, and diners can choose from the menu what they’d like to eat right there or take with them.  They have a great bakery, great salads and sandwiches which you can take with you to the beach, that’s about three blocks from the restaurant.  They’re open from December 20 onward, and on certain days of the week will offer up certain nightly specials, like La Noche de Arroces on Thursdays, when they’ll do versions of paella, risotto, or arroz valenciano.  For a taste, follow them on Instagram.

For more, find them at Calle Las Garzas esquina Los Tordos, in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay all summer long.