Fusion, London’s first ever Central American food festival, starts tomorrow (Tuesday the 12th) at the InterContinental London Park Lane‘s Cookbook Cafe. The event runs through Sunday the 17th and celebrates contemporary cuisine from Central America and the Caribbean. Acclaimed Chef Mario Castrellon of Maito restaurant in Panama will headline the foodie fiesta alongside chefs from Intercontinental San Pedro Sula in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Here’s the low down on the events. And if these feasts turn out to be as delicious at the press preview I attended tonight, folks are definitely in for a treat! Also, Cookbook Cafe’s weekend brunch is the most impressive brunch (quality and quantity) I’ve come across in London – giving it a bit of Latin sabor sounds like an amazing idea.
Tuesday 12 June: Mayan Inspired ‘‘Food of the Gods”
An evening showcasing the very best of Mayan cuisine. Choose from a range of starters,
main courses and desserts. £10 starters, £18 main courses, £6 for desserts or £32 for three
Wednesday 13 June: Interactive Street Food & Bar
Experience the true art of Central American-Caribbean street food with an interactive culinary display. £25 per person.
Thursday 14 June: Panamanian Chef Mario Castrellon
Acclaimed Chef Mario Castrellon will share his passion for Panamanian cuisine and give
diners the chance to explore Central American-Caribbean food at its best. 4 courses at £45 per person.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June: Evening Market Table Buffet
The Market table at Cookbook Cafe will be transformed to include a selection of Central American-Caribbean favourites, celebrating the region and its influences. £35 per person.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June: Weekend Brunch
Cookbook Cafe’s spectacular weekend brunch will continue to be served throughout the festival
featuring “bottomless” sparkling Cremánt and Bellini’s.
Saturdays: £49 adults, £25 under 17s, £15 under 12s and free for under 6s.
Sundays: £55 adults, £25 under 17s, £15 under 12s and free for under 6s.
A selection of ever-changing a la carte specials will be available in the evenings to diners at Cookbook Cafe, alongside the regular menu. In addition, from Tuesday – Friday Market Table lunches will be available for £18 per person (buffet only) or £25 (hot plates).
For lots more info visit http://www.cookbookcafe.co.uk/fusion.php.