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Dinnernations Gastronautic Adventures. Chapter 4: Colombia

Hosted by the Consul of the Denver DinnerNations Group
Dining & Nightlife
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 26 Apr 18:30 - 21:00

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Dear Fellow Foodies,
Let's take a seat on one of the traditional buses (chivas or escaleras) and get ready for a virtual trip through the traditional food of Colombia.
As other traditional cuisines from the area, the dishes are the result not only of geographical location but also and foremost from the melting pot of different cultures that moved to the area: from the indigenous to African, to Arabs (believe it or not, Colombia is home of one of the biggest Middle Eastern communities with a history that goes back to the Turkish Ottoman repression).
From the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the warm waters of Golfo Tortugas, in addition to the typical ingredients in the area (cereal legumes, a range of meat types that goes from meat to goat, and of course seafood), Colombian cuisine also features a variety of tropical fruits such as cape gooseberry, feijoa, arazá, dragon fruit, mangosteen, granadilla, papaya, guava, blackberry, lulo, soursop and passionfruit.
Patacones (fried green plantains), Sancocho (spicy chicken and veggie soup), Mamona (local BBQ style) are some of the tempting bites offered from the local kitchens accompanied by a mix of fresh fruit juices, or a more traditional champus or lulada.
Let's follow the tunes of the Cumbia Cienaguera music to La Chiva restaurant to enjoy the Colombian flavors.
The menu will include a selection of local specialties and a dessert, including live music entertainment. Soft drinks will be included in the price while, as usual, alcoholic drinks will be paid separately.