On Monday, October 1st, I had the privileged opportunity to attend the Cebiche and Pisco Party in Barcelona, Spain. Held at the Palau de Padralbes, with its manicured garden and royal roots, this elegant setting was absolutely perfect for this stylish yet informative affair.
The event, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism & PromPeru, aimed to showcase Peruvian cuisine via emblematic ceviche and pisco paired with the film “SABE PERU: Cuisine as an agent of social change” featuring world-renowned chefs Gastón Acurio’s and Ferran Adriá’s exploration of the connections between gastronomy, identity, and the fight against poverty in this Andean country. The film, which was previously highlighted in our blog post, “Peruvian Cuisine: A tool for Social Empowerment,” aims to foster progress and development of Peruvian cuisine for the world and has been presented at various events including the prestigious Festival of San Sebastian. Similar promotional tasting and film events to be held in Paris, Berlin, and the United States have also been reported.
Thanks to Peruvian-native Gastón’s deeply rooted connections to the cuisine world, this prestigious gathering was possible and had caught the attention of Catalan and Spanish chefs as well as famous film directors alike. Among the guests and hosts in attendance were Ferran Adriá (no introduction necessary!), head chef Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca (annually awarded three Michelin Stars since 2009), owner and head chef of Arzak in San Sebastian Juan Mari Arzak (who traveled with Aracari in 2005!), and the talented Peruvian writer, producer, and film director Claudia Llosa (awarded the Teddy (2012) and Golden Bear (2010) Awards at Berlin International Film Festival).
The event was wonderful, featuring pisco and ceviche tastings, debuting the documentary film, and accompanied by the musical talents of Jaime Cuadro. The evening in its entirety was a mix of glamor and style and was coupled with efforts to raise awareness of sustainable practices, qualities that Aracari identifies with and strives to infuse into every experience that we offer. For more information on Peruvian cuisine along with the culinary experiences that we provide, visit our page on Peruvian Cuisine.
You can also see a video of the event in Spanish at the following link!