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Chef Elena Arzak leads a tour of the Basque Culinary Center in Sao Paulo

03/22/2013

Chef Elena Arzak (photo JLastra)
Chef Elena Arzak (photo JLastra)

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Elena Arzak, Basque chef from Donostia, will leave tomorrow for Brazil to lead a group of prestigious cooks as part of the “World Tour Culinary Connection” that has been organized by the Basque Culinary Center. During the visit to Brazil, Arzak and two other cooks – Rodrigo de la Calle and Andres Conde – will conduct several activities this Sunday and Monday in Sao Paulo. They will be hosted there by Chef Alex Atala, of the Dom Restaurant in Sao Paulo (the fourth best in the world according to Restaurant magazine).

Donostia-San Sebastian.  The Basque Culinary Center will start the “World tour-Culinary Connection” tour this Saturday that will travel through six countries in 2013 – Brazil, Colombia, China, Russia, Singapore and Chile – to “promote a global culinary community based on cooperation.”

During the first leg of the tour, that starts this weekend, a group of three chefs, all renowned with Michelin stars, will go to Sao Paulo.  The tour is being lead by Joxe Mari Aizega, General Director of the Basque Culinary Center, and team of chefs composed of Elena Arzak, Rodrigo de la Calle and Andres Conde.  All will be hosted by Chef Alex Atala from the Dom Restaurant in Sao Paulo (number four in the world according to Restaurant magazine).

This Sunday the group will carry out a series of visits to some interesting gastronomic places and on Monday the main events of the trip will take place with the presentation of the Basque Culinary Center in the morning, and workshops for chefs in SENAC.  In the afternoon Jose Maria Aizega will meet with some local chefs, and the day will conclude with an invitation-only event.

 



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