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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

FREE EVENT: Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead in London

Día de Muertos is back at RichMix for the 3rd year in a row! Mexico Lindo y Querido Community Group London brings the most authentic Day of the Dead celebration in the UK.

This year they want to celebrate The Day of the Dead in a very special way by bringing back the mystic tradition that surrounds the commemoration of our loved ones that have passed away. A fully traditional altar, live music, arts & crafts and probably the most deliciously crafted Mexican food on this side of the pond courtesy of Rosa’s Kitchen & Azteca's.

Day of the Dead is a tradition spanning back thousands of years, where Mexicans honour their dead and celebrate life. You are invited to bring mementos for your dead (i.e photos, food, flowers) to add to this altar.

And this Sunday 1st of November they will have workshops, music and dancers to keep all the family entertained.

SUNDAY 1st. November   /  from 11:00 - 22:00

VENUE : Rich Mix
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA 

More info : http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/da-de-muertosday-of-the-dead/#sthash.TvwOhT5S.dpuf

Organized by: Mexico Lindo y Querido :

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Not To Be Missed! - Saturday 10th October - Latin American Fair & Fiesta !

This Saturday 10th of October, there is only one place you should be, and it's not to be missed !! Because for that day only you will experience ALL things Latin American under one roof !!
The event will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Latin America; traditional & contemporary food, drink, music, dance, arts, crafts and other top quality products.

During the day you can taste food and drinks from all over Latin America, take part in workshops, treat yourself to some latin suveniers, and more!

And during the night ,enjoy the show and dance away like you never done it before !! ( yes Latin American music is contagious ! and with live music, you simply can not resist.)
You can also savour food from award winning Peruvian Restaurant LIMA London, Brazilian Rodizio Rico,Mexican Mestizo plus other specialities. A selection of Latin inspired cocktails, wines, beers, tequilas and rums to enchant your night. 
Bolivian Heritage Dancers

 Saturday 10th October
FAIR: 11am to 6pm
SHOP: 11am to 10pm
FIESTA: 7:30pm to 1am
Kensington Town Hall
Horton Street London
W8 7NX 

Availble to buy at the door, or online, for more information please visit:
Twitter : @ALAFfiesta

Experience a TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA while supporting children in 20 countries.
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay.

Workshops, during the fair
Capoeira by Natalia Santana Revi, Introduction to Shipibo Embroidery & Designs by Bella Lane, Peruvian Master Specialist in Hand Embroidery, Zampoňas Pan Flute, Learn Quechua: the Inka’s language, Huaylash – Peruvian Carnival dance from the Andes, Zumba with Ozzie. 
Pisco Sour, Caipirinha, Mojito making masterclass, Waqar Pisco Tasting 

Maracatu Estrella do Norte, Bahareque Latin American Rhythms, Baila Peru Huaylash, Martino Scovacricchi, Bolivian Heritage,  Baila Peru Festejo, R& O,  Yurupari Cumbia y Carnaval de Barranquilla, ROBERTO PLA and his Latin Ensemble, Las Garifunas Group, Honduras,  Moyses Brazilian DJ, ROBERTO PLA and his Latin Ensemble, Moyses Brazilian DJ.

FREE: At Tate Modern: Premier of documentary - London's Latin Corner -

London's Latin Quarter is a short documentary celebrating the Latin American community in Elephant & Castle. Highlighting its history and importance for Latin Americans in London, the documentary also shows the challenges and opportunities that the regeneration of the area represents to the local businesses.

Tate Modern’s community film club runs in two three-month seasons and screens a diverse range of films that aim to show the best of South London. Films are chosen by a panel of local residents. Screenings are FREE, refreshments are served and the film screenings are followed by Q&A with the directors.

No need to book in advance. 

Monday 5th October 

6:30 pm.

Duration: 15 min and 65 min
Genre: Documentary
Director: Silvia Rothlisberger, Ian Parkin

Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom
More info :


FREE: Chanel - Mademoiselle Privé - Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London

Image from Chanel Mademoiselle Prive Website.
Is that time of the year when we talk about fashion, ...well if not every time !! 

And "This autumn, French fashion house Chanel will return to the Saatchi Gallery for a new exhibition: Mademoiselle Privé. The showcase will be spread across the gallery’s three floors, bringing to life the charisma, charm and spirit of ledgendary icons Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld."

An exhibition not to be missed! and throughout the duration of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition, CHANEL invites you to learn more about craftsmanship with Lesage and Lemarié about how to embroider, work with feathers and create flowers.

The secrets of CHANEL N°5 can also be discovered through an olfactive workshop.
(workshops have to be booked in advance)

FREE Entry :
From 13 October – 1 November 2015. 
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
Kings Road

For more information and workshops visit :

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Latin American Wine Tasting Event: From Argentina to St Albans..

As part of the St. Albans Food and Drink Festival, Zefino Wine And Spirits are hosting a wine tasting event on Friday 2nd of October from 6pm to 8pm. With Sophia Benvenuto -ower of Finca Sophenia, located in Mendoza, Argentina.

"Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined it allows the winemaker the opportunity to produce wines with utmost expression. Wine consultant Michel Rolland (from Bordeaux) has added his expertise to this project and in the last few years since launch the range of wines have received numerous awards and accolades."


Finca Sophenia Reserve Chardonnay, 2014 £17/bottle
Finca Sophenia Reserve Viognier, 2012, £17/bottle
Finca Sophenia Synthesis Sauvignon Blanc 2013, £21/bottle
Finca Sophenia Reserve Merlot, 2009, £17/bottle
Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec, 2012, £17/bottle
Finca Sophenia Synthesis Malbec 2010, £26/bottle
Finca Sophenia Synthesis The Blend 2011, £38/bottle
Finca Sophenia Roberto L 2008, £50/bottle

For more information, and tickets contact :
3 George Street
St Albans
Phone:  01727 852 545  

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Grow it! Cook it! Eat it! !! ....FREE event, part of The St. Albans Food And Drink Festival !!

My Gift box from most of the produce harvested this year in my allotment and at home :)
I love living in St. Albans, and always look forward to the annual Food and Drink Festival. This year I am most excited to know that there'll be an event dedicated for all things home-grown!! as I have an allotment! and, coming from Bolivia, Latin America, I do like to experiment with a few latin produce ;).. I find the whole process, from selecting the seeds.. to seeing the results.. amazing!! not forgeting eating it !!

"FoodSmilesSt Albans and Transition St Albans' Home Grown Food Group bring you a harvest-time celebration of all things home-grown; an informal social evening, with tasters of some produce and seeds and seedlings to take home. A range of real ales are available in the pub and members of the group will be on hand to share advice and answer questions about growing your own."

So if you are keen in growing your own fruit and veg ,or want to learn more... there is only one place you should be this Wednesday 23rd !!

Grow it!, Cook it! Eat It!
The Yurt at the Blacksmiths Arms Wednesday September 23rd, 8pm-11pm

Entry: Free!   

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Mercado Chileno :: Chile takes over Old Spitalfields Market !!

Mercado Chileno is a one off event held over two days set in Old Spitalfields Market. There will be over 300 wines open, from 50 wineries, giving visitors the opportunity to discover vinous gems from across the country and to meet up with many of the winemakers.

But apart from wine, there will be food, music and dance, plus travel information about Chile: 

FOOD -  A Chilean chef will take visitors on a gastronomic journey from the north to the south of Chile, tasting various dishes on the way.  There will be a feature demonstration during each session of Mercado Chileno.  Plus Rica Rica, a Chilean café in London will have a stall, bringing their twist on traditional Chilean street food.
MUSIC AND DANCE – a traditional dance group are flying in from Chile especially for Mercado Chileno. Watch them perform the passionate Cueca dance while the musicians provide a backdrop of Chilean folk music.
SIP ON A PISCO – Try out a delicious Pisco Sour at the Pisco Capel Cocktail bar! Guests can try out a free sample or buy a glass and sit back in the market square and listen to the music.
DISCOVER CHILE – Turismo Chile will be there to put the spotlight on Chile’s extraordinary landscape and the endless adventures that are open to the traveller.
ANDES CRAFTS – sustainable projects that support traditional Chilean crafting techniques. 
Friday 11th September
Saturday 12th September
Daytime 11.30am–3pm
Evening 4pm-8pm
To buy tickets and for more information visit their website : 
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
E1 6EW


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Things to do in London: Watch FREE films of course ;)

More London FREE Festival, will show this September some FREE Films...at The Scoop, which is a 1,000-seat open-air s unken amphitheatre on the South Bank next to City Hall, with the view of Tower Bridge all lit up and looking gorgeous. ( as seen in the picture above)

Bring a cushion (or hire one on the night), and something wrap up warm.

They’ve got a one-in- one-out policy for seating, so arrive an hour or so early to secure a seat.

Films :
Week 2 
9 September - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) cert PG
10 September - Frozen (2013) cert PG
11 September - The Theory of Everything (2014) cert 12a
Week 3 
16 September - Moulin Rouge ((2001) cert 12
17 September - Selma (2015) cert 12a
18 September - Big (1988) cert 12
Week 4 
22 September - Still Alice (2015) cert 12a
23 September - Zoolander (2001) cert 12
24 September - The Sound of Music (1965) cert U

Time : 19:30

more information :

ONA : The First Chilean Dining Experience in Trafalgar Square.

It doesn't surprise me that more and more Latin American Chefs are delighting us and introducing to London .. a new culinary vibe with Latin Flavours.

This time ONA, for the first time, will take us to a chilean dining experience, in Trafalgar Square, on the 19th Of September for five Saturday Nights. Unsurprisingly Chilean wine will be a feature!

"ONA goes in a different direction by taking traditional Chilean dishes such as Pan Amasado and Pebre (rustic bread with Chilean tomato salsa), Plateada and Pastelera (slow-cooked rib cap beef with corn-meal) and Mote con Huesillos (peach and barley drink-dessert) and reimagining them to create light, elegant plates while preserving the soul of Chilean food." (Mote con Huesillos, -Barley and Peach- as pictured above.)

"It's named after the Ona indigenous people of the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) islands in the Patagonia region of Southern Chile. A deeply spiritual people, who respected their food from source to plate, as hunter-gatherers they asked permission to shamans and the spirit of the earth before collecting, preparing and cooking what they ate.
ONA aims to celebrate their strength, cultural identity and reflect their striking tribal aesthetic."

It's five-course food and drink menu it's entirely hand-crafted from the bread to the cheese. Very authentic, inspiring, very Latin American.

More Information :

5 Saturdays - 19th & 26th September, 3rd, 10th & 17th October 2015

7pm - 10pm

15 Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7HA


Sunday, 3 May 2015

Open call for Colombian classical musicians in the UK

If you are a colombian student of Classical Music in the UK,take part in the concert to mark Colombia's National Day.

The Embassy of Colombia in London is looking for the best students of classical music in the UK to participate in a big concert in the City of London on Monday 20 July.
An external jury will study each proposal and select the best musicians for auditions

There are requirements to follow and an application deadline.

For more information, check the Colombian Embassy website :


Saturday, 7 February 2015

FREE: Pisco Sour Masterclas... Salud!

It's Pisco Sour week in London, and this Saturday 7th of Febrary, as part of celebrations of Pisco Sour Day, CEVICHE will be hosting a special Pisco Sour Masterclas, hosted by Martin alongside his Executive Bar Manager and Young British Foodie Awards Finalist: Miguel Arbe.

Take this opportunity to learn from the best and enjoy drinking the cocktails too!! Salud !!

Simply email, to book your place : events@cevicheuk.com

Saturday 7th February 2015
Ceviche, 17 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4RG