By Patrick HiegerThis year’s G11 summit, sponsored by Spain’s Basque Culinary Center, and created by Ferran Adriá, will take place in São Paulo Brazil on November 2 and 3, in conjunction with Mesa SP, one of the continent’s largest culinary festivals. In addition to a group of some of the world’s leading culinary minds, including Rene Redzepi, Heston Blumenthal, Dan Barber, and others, Chilean chef and culinary pioneer Rodolfo Guzmán, of Boragó, has been invited to participate for the first time. Alex Atala will be the guest host for this year’s edition.
The annual summit seeks to discuss and answer questions regarding modern world gastronomy, which will result in a document that will be produced at the end of the meeting. This year’s theme is “Essential Connection: The Local Producer and Cuisine”, which falls nicely in line with what many festivals in the region have focused on in 2014. For more information on Mesa SP, which will take place November 3 to 5, visit their website. Information on tickets for the G11 summit hasn’t yet been released, but we’ll keep you posted.