Living in Peru is reporting (Living in Peru » News » World known cook Ferran Adrià to visit Peru in 2011) via Peru21 that Spanish chef Ferran Adrià of El Bulli will appear at Lima, Peru’s Mistura food festival in September of 2011. El Bulli is set to close for two… Read More →
Steven Roll, who writes a great blog about Latin American travel, Travel Ojos, asked me a few months ago to contribute a short story in an ebook project he was working on called Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level. I’m happy to say that the free book has been released and it’s quite good.
Lima, Peru’s famed seafood restaurant La Rosa Nautica, which is set on a pier that extends a hundred meters from the city’s shore into the Pacific ocean, is opening its second restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.The restaurant should be open by mid-December 2010. They are also planning to open a third La Rosa Nautica franchise in Argentina.
I’ve only recently discovered the brilliant adjoined stores Puro Chile and Puro Wine in New York’s Soho. While Puro Wine focuses on selling premium Chilean wines, Puro Chile sells an array of high quality Chilean products – olive oils, wool sweaters, photo books, and handicrafts. Combined they are a powerful tool for promotion. Last night they held “A Taste of Chile,” which was put on by Wines of Chile. A number of wines, served by bartenders in miner outfits, were available from four different regions: the Casablanca Valley, Elqui & Limari Valleys, Maipo Valley, and Colchagua Valley. Their were several wines I had yet to try so I pleased to have the opportunity for so much Chile in one place.
In Indonesian-Latino Comes to Jackson Heights, Edible Queens World’s Fare blogger Joe DiStefano describes his visit to a new Indonesian-Latino restaurant, Tropika Grill n’ Cafe, in Jackson Heights, Queens. Say what? Indonesian-Latino?
The wait for food at Mistura ranges from just a minute or two to more than an hour. While you can get food from the majority of vendors in less than 20 minutes, there are a few with lines that grow longer by the day because of word of mouth getting out about their particular dishes. El Grifo’s Fettucines a la Huancaina has created the most buzz in my opinion, though many of the more simple and rustic vendors are drawing huge crowds as we
In a cab home from the opening day of Mistura I noticed that there were actually buses with people in them moving driving in the spot where the long awaited Metropolitano mass transit system was being bu
Mistura 2010, Lima, Peru’s 3rd annual food festival (September 7-12), is where the most popular food from rustic cafes and even street stalls are served alongside food from the top restaurants. This is the best place to sample the diversity of Peruvian food at every level and where new street food and culinary trends are discovered and awards are given for the best dishes. El Comercio Peru reported last week that more than 14,000 tickets to the event have already been sold. I’ll be there everyday of the event, tasting and shooting everything from juanes to algarobbinas. There’s much more to come on Tuesday, but here is the map of the event grounds to hold you over. If you’re in Lima, this is something you do not want to miss.
Never would I have thought I would see the day when NYC residents will be chowing down on Chile’s fattiest dish. Chilean sandwich shop we love Barros Luco has begun serving the typical dish of Valparaiso, the Chorrillana, a mound of french fries that is topped with steak strips, onions and a fried egg. It has no cholesteral as you would imagine. Barros Luco serves it for just $7.99! Heart attack not included.
This is a little bit delayed, but Go! Overseas has named New World Review the top blog in South America, just edging out Travelojos. This is the first recognition of any kind I have received for this site, so it’s a nice reassurance.