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Watch Top NYC Sommeliers Compete In Wines Of Chile’s Wine Bar Wars (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Wines of Chile]

Last year in New York City, Wines of Chile brought together nearly 20 of the city’s top sommeliers for a chance to win a trip to Chile. As part of a competition they called Wine Bar Wars, the participating sommeliers were divided into groups, then given two weeks to develop a bar from which they could serve and talk about the incredible variety and selection of Chilean wines. Not just a competition for the sommeliers, the event was a chance for more than 400 guests to taste the great wines for which Chile is gaining notoriety. More simply, it was a big, delicious promotional stunt.

Watch Ignacio Mattos’ Creative Process At NYC’s Estela (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nowness]

[Nowness]

Although he may not be slinging chivitos or the traditional Sunday asado, New York City is lucky to have Uruguayan chef Ignacio Mattos serving up his stunning dishes at Estela.  Since opening last year, Estela has become one of the hottest restaurants in the country, widely acclaimed for Mattos’ elegant approach to the seasons’ best offerings, learned from years working at places like Chez Panisse, amongst others, where the ingredients are the stars of the show.  In this new video from Nowness, watch as Mattos heads to the market with an idea of a dish from his childhood, to find ways to transform that plate into something modern and beautiful.  Driven by the ingredients, he creates a dish that’s as exciting as it is simple, perfect for the modern landscape of New York dining, with touches of his childhood that make it entirely his own.  Too bad they don’t deliver to South America.