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Here’s Three Short Films About El Celler De Can Roca’s Lat Am Tour (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

After announcing early last month that they would once again be heading out on tour later in 2015, the Roca Brothers have started to release stories and short films about last year’s tour. At February’s Berlinale, they released Cooking Up A Tribute, a film that captured the experience that changed not only the three brothers and the lives of their whole team, but also the students, waiters, and everyone else that helped along the way. Many are saying these tours could change the future of fine dining. There isn’t a lot of argument to suggest otherwise.

Celler De Can Roca Will Tour Chile And Argentina This Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BWFF]

[BWFF]

Huge rounds of applause for Leonor Espinosa’s efforts to support the coastal communities of Colmombia aren’t the only big news coming out of this year’s edition of Madrid Fusion. In a story released yesterday by Spanish outlet El País, it has been revealed that the brothers Roca will once again be taking El Celler de Can Roca, currently ranked at number two in the world, on the road. Taking advantage of the success of their first-ever tour last year through Houston, Bogotá, Mexico City, and Lima, they’ll kick off this year’s tour in Turkey, and then head to Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. 

Watch Chef Carolina Bazán Give A Tour Of Santiago’s Ambrosia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[WBPStars]

[WBPStars]

It seems that restaurant rating / listing / profiling site WBP Stars has been touring Santiago, Chile and surroundings for the last week or so.  Earlier this week, they put out a profile of 99, the Providencia hot spot that opened earlier this year, serving ‘Bistronomy’-style cuisine, as well as Osaka, Alegre, and Europeo.  They also brought the video cameras along and got themselves a tour of chef Carolina Bazán’s Ambrosia, which landed on the Latin America’s 50 Best list at number 37 back in September.

Nestled on the outskirts of Santiago, Bazán and her family have cultivated a beautiful, verdant space where the chef serves up innovative, seasonal Chilean dishes.  The video is a bit slow, but Bazán and her restaurant make up for a lack of editing with a beautiful space and some decent background music to fill in the gaps.  Now that summer produce season is here, be sure and get your reservation!

Watch Martin Morales Give A Tour Of His Forthcoming Ceviche Old St. (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ceviche / Martin Morales]

[Ceviche / Martin Morales]

This past Tuesday, Brit-Peruvian chef Martin Morales announced that in March of 2015, he’d be opening a second, although bigger and better, location of his wildly popular restaurant Ceviche, in London.  The new restaurant will be housed in the 120-year old building that formerly housed the Alexandra Trust Dining Room, which used to be a staple in working class dining.  Morales is going to preserve and transform the beautiful space into what could be the hottest opening in London next year.

In this video announcement and tour of the now raw space, watch as Morales talks about the three different open kitchens that Ceviche Old St. will feature, including an anticuchos station, and a ceviche bar.  He’s also going to be importing Peruvian craft beers, a first in London.  It’s as much a move forward for the spread of Peruvian cuisine as it is a beautiful restoration of old London.  As for us, we’ll be moving all operations to London as of March 2015.

Wines Of Uruguay Is Going On A U.S. Tour (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Wines of Uruguay Tour]

[Wines of Uruguay Tour]

Next month, the promotional team behind Wines of Uruguay will be taking this young region’s blends, in particular Tannat, on a three-city tour of the United States.  Unfortunately, it’s a trade tour, so you either need to be press or an industry person to get in.  Either way, the wine tour, now in its second edition, will make stops in Chicago, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, and will feature 16 different wineries with a wide variety of grapes and blends.  The tour dates are September 9, 11, and 15, respectively.  For more information on the tour, or to get your place at one of the tastings, visit the Wines of Uruguay Tour site for all the details.  Salud! 

Peru’s Best Chefs Are Going On A Worldwide Ceviche Tour (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

If you’re in a major metropolis around pretty much most of the world, prepare to freak out.  Gastón Acurio posted on his Facebook wall and Twitter this morning that he, along with Hector Solis, Virgilio Martinez, and Mitsuharu Tsumura, are going on a worldwide ceviche tour that starts next week.  The goal?  To make ceviche in 22 cities around the globe.  The whole thing seems to have started with the video about making Peru’s famous ‘leche de tigre’ that came out a couple months ago:

Per Acurio’s Facebook page, he and his Peruvian chefmates will land in each city, find the best products for ceviche that each city has to offer, then set up a pop-up ceviche bar.  Each city will also feature an invited chef to participate in the fun, because who doesn’t want to take part in a pop-up ceviche bar?!

[image: Uncorking Argentina]

Experience Mendoza! Starts September 23

From Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27, get an intimate taste of Mendoza as part of Experience Mendoza!, a 3-part foray into some of the region’s best wineries.  Sponsored by Uncorking Argentina, these day-long, personalized tours touch upon three of Mendoza’s best wineries, including Caelum, Bressia, and Domino del Plata.  Start your day at Caelum, sipping wine the owners’ daughter, who doubles as the vineyard’s sommelier.  Then it’s off to Bressia for more tasting, and afterwards your day will finish with a five-course lunch at Dominio del Plata, expertly paired with their wines.  Tickets for the tours are AR $180.  For more information, contact Uncorking Argentina at 1 916 396 0456, or via their website.  Salud!  [via Local Wine Events]

[image: Fuudis]

New Lunch Tours With Buenos Aires’ Fuudis

Have you heard about the social / dining / tourism / resto crawl experience that is Fuudis?  No?  Well, let us just tell you a thing or two. The idea is simple: pay for your reservation, find out the meeting place of the tour, then go to three or four restaurants on foot in one of Buenos Aires’ many eclectic neighborhoods, eating at each stop along the way.  Make friends, eat good food, learn a thing or two.  Sounds fun, right?

Well, it just got better.  Now Fuudis has added lunch tours, and they look incredible.  Centered in the historic San Telmo neighborhood, the tours start at the widely publicized Perez H, Buenos Aires’ hottest new burger spot.  From there, head to the historic Cafe San Juan for Argentine delights.  Round the meal out at Morena of Montserat and Aldo’s and you’ll be ready to start your Friday.

Prices for tours aren’t listed just yet, but dinner tours are usually around AR $350 (approx. $60 US), so lunch will probably be in the high $200’s.  Either way, this sounds brilliant, so make sure you sign up.  Lunch time!  [via Fuudis]