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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.

Paella Slow Food At Uruguay’s Punta Del Diablo Pairs Gastronomy With Conscience (ES)

By Majo Lois

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We’re now in a moment of record consumption of fish in the history of humanity, which has made it more important than ever to support artisan fisherman and their traditional practices which give respect to the sea and it’s ecosystem. This Saturday, January 24, more than just a lunch, the team behind Slow Food Punta del Diablo invites us to spend an afternoon together with these fishermen to take care of the beach, at Playa de los Pescadores, in Punta del Diablo. Invited guests to the event will include chef Laura Rosano, national representative of Slow Food Uruguay, and Rodrigo Garcia Pingaro, representative of the Organization of Conservation of Cetaceans, a promoter of the declaration of the entire marine economic zone as a sanctuary for whales and dolphins. 

Paella Solidaria Tomorrow At Montevideo’s El Italiano (ES)

By Majo Lois

paellaTomorrow, May 25, at El Italiano, which is part of our Where to Eat Montevideo list, they’ll be making a giant paella to raise funds for Escuela Horizonte.  Since 1962, the school has paid special attention to children with infant paralysis, bettering their quality of life via various therapies.  They need 2000 diners (that can eat in or do take away) to be able to finance upcoming projects.  It’s a chance to eat well and help this key organization in Uruguay.  Don’t be afraid of the cold these days because the event will take place under a giant, warm tent.  Tickets are $350 for two people.  El Italiano is located in Puertito de Buceo.  Fuerza!

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Watch Colmado’s Manolo Aznar Talk Sunday Paella

By Patrick Hieger

Twice per month, co-owner of Santiago’s Colmado Café, Manolo Aznar, gets out the giant paella pan and fills it with the best the season has to offer.  By 2:30 in the afternoon, the courtyard that houses Colmado smells of rice, spices, various meats, and seasonal vegetables.  We had a chance to catch up with the chef yesterday as he was preparing his paella, and get him to talk a little more about what goes into the mix.  Check out the video.  It was delicious.

Dos veces al mes, el co-dueño de Colmado Café, Manolo Aznar, saca el sartén de paella y lo llena con la mejor que tiene para ofrecer la temporada.  A las 14:30, el pasillo dónde está ubicado Colmado huele de arroz, especias, varias carnes, y vegetales de la temporada.  Ayer, tuvimos la oportunidad de pasar un rato con el chef mientras estaba preparando su paella, y para escuchar un poco más de lo que incluye en la mezcla.  Mira el video.  Fue delicioso.