The month of April begins with pranks and practical jokes in celebration of the traditional April Fools Day. Puerto Rico kicks off April with the Saborea Puerto Rico Culinary Extravaganza and to Puerto Ricans food is no joke.
Beginning April 1st all the way to the 3rd, the Blue Flag Escambrón Beach transforms into the culinary mecca of the Caribbean with Saborea Puerto Rico, a culinary festival that celebrates Puerto Rico’s and the Caribbean’s rich gastronomical heritage. Entering its fourth edition, Saborea has become Puerto Rico’s premiere gastronomic event, attracting foodies and celebrities from all over. The 2011 edition seems to be a promising one with over 60 of the island’s finest restaurants and more than 50 international and local culinary personalities. Among the chefs that will be gracing the festival with their presence are Latino Iron Chef José Garcés; this season’s Iron Chef Winner, Marc Forgione; Ted Allen, host of Chopped; Anne Burrell, of Worst Cooks in America; and Robert Irvine, of Restaurant Impossible. Cooking Channel’s, Latina chef Daisy Martínez and George Duran host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off will also be collaborating with local celebrity chefs by the likes of chef and restaurateur Roberto Treviño, Marisoll Hernández and Giovanna Huyke among others.
Each day, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best of Puerto Rico’s cuisine at the Saborea Puerto Rico Village. For those who enjoy do-it-yourself cooking, nine daily demo kitchens will be preparing recipes, giving the attendees an inside look on their techniques and ingredients.
Fun and food is not just for adults, bring the kids! Adjacent to the Saborea Puerto Rico Village is the Kids Pavillion where the youngsters will learn how to prepare simple meals and snacks in a fun environment. Games, arts and crafts and beach activities will keep the little ones busy for hours while you enjoy the mouthwatering creations all around you.
Puerto Rico is an island dedicated to preserving its culinary heritage, therefore placing Puerto Rico at the top of the food chain and as a top-notch gastronomic destination. On April 1st come down to Saborea Puerto Rico and find out for yourself, why in this tropical paradise, food is no laughing matter.
For festival times, day passes and other information please visit saboreapuertorico.com or tcpr.com.