San Telmo is proud to present Fiesta Del Amigo
In conjunction with the Melbourne Food And Wine Festival, San telmo will take you in a culinary ride though Argentina, Chile, Perú, Colombia and Venezuela.
We are very excited to launch another event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. A landmark event showcasing the best food and wine in Melbourne.
This year gather your friends for Fiesta del Amigo– a celebration of friendship while indulging in a five course culinary adventure through 5 South American countries. Only at San Telmo can you travel all over South America while enjoying the classic atmosphere of Melbourne’s best Argentinian restaurant.
Saturday March 24th 2018 at 12:30pm at San Telmo Restaurant
Want to know more about the fantastic places we are going to visit? Here is everything you need!
Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing the Andes glacial lakes and Pampas grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle and Malbec wine. The country is famous for tango dance and music. Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration from France, United Kingdom, and Germany among others.
Argentines enjoy a wide variety of Indigenous and Criollo creations, including empanadas, locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), and humitas. The country has the highest consumption of red meat in the world, traditionally prepared as asado, the Argentine barbecue!
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.
Chilean cuisine is a reflection of the country’s topographical variety, featuring an assortment of seafood, beef, fruits, and vegetables. Traditional recipes include asado, cazuela, empanadas, humitas, pastel de choclo, pastel de papas, curanto and sopaipillas.
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.
Peruvian cuisine blends Amerindian and Spanish food with strong influences from Chinese, African, Arab, Italian, and Japanese cooking. Common dishes include anticuchos, ceviche, and pachamanca. Peru’s varied climate allows the growth of diverse plants and animals good for cooking.
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru.
Colombia’s varied cuisine is influenced by its diverse fauna and flora as well as the cultural traditions of the ethnic groups. Colombian dishes and ingredients vary widely by region. Some of the most common ingredients are rice and maize; potato and cassava; assorted legumes; meats, including beef, goat, fish, and seafood.
Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the west, Brazil on the south, Guyana on the east, the Dutch Caribbean ABC islands to the north and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east.
The Venezuelan cuisine, one of the most varied in the region, reflects the climatic contrasts and cultures coexisting in Venezuela. Among them are hallaca, pabellón criollo, arepas, empanadas, pisca andina, tarkarí de chivo, jalea de mango, patacón, and fried camiguanas.
Now that you know everything you need to know, all you have to do is book! Come and spend the day enjoying some of the best South American food Melbourne has to offer!
BOOK NOW or call 9560 5525 for more information.