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Brazil’s First-Ever Michelin Guide Results Have Been Leaked (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

Although we weren’t supposed to get the official results for the first-ever Michelin Guide for Brazil  (and the first for Latin America) until April 8, as it seems to happen with almost every new update to the guide worldwide, the results were leaked online this morning. Featuring a total of 17 restaurants and 18 total stars, there were no three-star restaurants announced, Alex Atala’s D.O.M., in São Paulo, was the only restaurant to receive two stars. The list includes the majority of Brazilian restaurants that are also included on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Maní, Epice, Roberta Sudbrack, and Attimo, amongst others, were all given one Michelin Star.

Five Michelin Stars Will Hit La Paz For The First Foro Internacional Gastronómco De Bolivia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[FIGAB]

[FIGAB]

At this point, it should be clear that Bolivia isn’t messing around with making sure that gastronomy becomes an important talking point in discussions of national pride.  After another successful Feria Tambo, which saw talent from every end of Latin America descend on La Paz, as well as the first-ever Encuentros dinner, which shed light on what fine dining could look like in Santa Cruz, the door has been opened for Bolivia to start the process of becoming the next hot spot for South American cuisine.  And when the first-ever Foro Internacional de Gastronomía de Bolivia hits La Paz for three days in November, bringing a total of five Michelin stars from across the globe to teach and inspire, there will be no turning back. 

Chefs Franco Chiarini (Italy), Edwin Winke (Holland), and Miguel Rocha (Portugal), will headline the first edition of the new Foro Internacional, which will aim to highlight local products while teaching new techniques.  FIGAB will be comprised of 12 different conferences, featuring the three invited chefs, as well as other chefs from Bolivia, France, and Peru.  While invited chefs will be teaching new techniques and encouraging young cooks to cook with local ingredients, they’ll also be learning themselves, in the hopes of bringing touches of Bolivian cuisine back to their own cooking.