NYC With a Spanish Flavor Thanks to Eat Spain Up!
The fall in New York City has a Spanish flavor, and this city's food lovers have their culinary agendas chock-full of not-to-miss dates with Spanish gastronomy and its biggest stars – from renowned chefs to emblematic products, surprising tasting opportunities and two magnificent exhibitions based on Spanish foods and graphic design in relation to Spanish gastronomy at the hand one of the industry's gurus in Spain: Manuel Estrada. All of this and more awaits at Eat Spain Up! 2016
This event, which is being held for the third time after previous editions in Oslo and Stockholm, hits New York on October 21st, setting up shop at the headquarters of one of the city's most innovative cultural centers, New York University, where the school's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and its Food Studies Conference Room will be hosting conferences, cooking demonstrations, round-table discussions and exhibitions featuring Spanish gastronomy.
Food & Culture Sessions
Three Spanish regions will be putting their culinary bounty on display in monographic sessions comprised of audiovisual projections, product tastings and conferences. These are the Community of Madrid, the region of Extremadura and the province of Burgos (Castile-León). Chefs Mario Sandoval of Madrid (Restaurante Coque, two Michelin stars), Toño Pérez of Extremadura (Restaurante Atrio, two Michelin stars) and Ricardo Temiño and David Izquierdo of Burgos, are the culinary masters charged with bringing the flavors and aromas of each area's products to those in attendance at the sessions' cooking classes.
The director of Foods from Spain at Spain's Trade Commission in New York, Jeffrey Shaw, will join chef Firo Vázquez in leading a tasting of Spanish extra virgin olive oils with a clear focus on the different varieties of this exquisite olive juice. For his part, Max McCalman will take visitors on a sensory tour through the world of Spanish cheeses, highlighting their diversity and quality.
Food Photography and Design
Another way to travel through Spain without leaving NYC is to visit the photography exhibition designed by Manuel Estrada, which will be open until December 20th at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. It features a collection of photographs by various Spanish artists that center on the quality and beauty of emblematic products from Spanish cuisine. These top-quality images were reproduced thanks to the collaboration of Spanish company Museoteca.
Additionally, Manuel Estrada is curating another exhibition comprised of the gastronomy-centric work carried out by his design studio, including corporate branding design for food companies, design of printed and digital publications for the food industry and innovative packaging designs, among other things.
This event, which is being held for the third time after previous editions in Oslo and Stockholm, hits New York on October 21st, setting up shop at the headquarters of one of the city's most innovative cultural centers, New York University