Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Haute Cuisine Cook-off Launches 3rd Edition

February 13, 2009

Tico chefs are polishing up their chops for the third Maestro Culinario gourmet cooking contest.

Coordinated by French chef Vincent Boutinaud, the contest will include an event in which contestants have to cook the best dish using compulsory ingredients such as steak, palmito (heart of palm) and pejibaye (peach palm).

Regional finals will be held May 21 to 22 in the northwestern Guanacaste province and June 15 to 17 in San José, with the grand finale cook-off set for Aug. 24 and 25 at the Ramada Plaza Herradura in Cariari, northwest of San José.

Organized by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, the event includes sponsorship by gourmet import company Delika, as well as Café Britt and Ramada.

Wannabe contestants must have three years of professional experience and be currently employed as chefs, sous-chefs or station chefs at a hotel, restaurant or other food service institution. The deadline for registration is March 31. For more information, visit www.maestroculinario.cr.

–Tico Times

 

You may be interested

U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica: How you can vote in 2020
Every vote counts
996 views
Every vote counts
996 views

U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica: How you can vote in 2020

Steve Johnson / Democrats Abroad - September 28, 2020

Americans who are eligible to vote can do so from all over the world no matter how long they have…

ICT highlights rural communities on World Tourism Day
Costa Rica
2080 views
Costa Rica
2080 views

ICT highlights rural communities on World Tourism Day

The Tico Times - September 28, 2020

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) on Sunday celebrated World Tourism Day by inaugurating an alliance of attractions in the…

Costa Rica Coffee Culture at a Crossroads
Coffee
14 views
Coffee
14 views

Costa Rica Coffee Culture at a Crossroads

Steve Hodel - September 27, 2020

The traditional cafe society in Costa Rica has reached a cultural crossroads. Older generations of coffee drinking traditionalists are crossing…