By Patrick Hieger

[Raíces]

[Raíces]

Though we can still expect a stunning cast of leading chefs from around the world to headline this year’s symposium at Mistura, Peru is no longer the only country that’s drawing big names to new culinary events.  From July 24 to 26, the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador will inaugurate its newest culinary festival, Raíces, and they’ve got one of the biggest names in modern dining to headline the show.  Groundbreaking Spanish chef Juan Mari Arzak will be on hand for all three days of the festival, and will be giving a total of four talks during his time.  He, along with a panel that includes Brazil’s Rodrigo Oliveira, representatives from the Basque Culinary Center, and a handful of Ecuador’s leading chefs, amongst others, will usher in a new era in Ecuador and its culinary possibilities.

Raíces will take place from July 24 to 26 at the Centro de Convenciones de Guayaquil.  One day passes to the festival are $90 US, and discounts will be given to students and professionals.  Over the course of the three days there will chats given by leading chefs, a market, cooking demos, food for sale, and more.  Raíces will set a brand new standard for the future of Ecuador and its cuisine.  Don’t miss out!  For complete information, check the website