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Mexico City food conference Mesamérica 2014

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Mexico City is one of the richest and most interesting street food capitals of the world. Based on that premise, Mesamérica prepares its third edition, dedicated to Urban Expressions. From May Protected content Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City, experts from all over the globe will get together to share their thoughts on what we eat in big cities, how and why.

More than 2,000 guests will enjoy the lineup, which features big names like David Thompson —Bangkok, Alice Waters, Mario Batali, Danny Bowien, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, David Gelb —USA, Mario Sandoval, Ricard Camarena and Joxe Maria Aizega —Spain, Rodrigo Oliveira —Brazil, Renato Giovannoni —Argentina, and Renzo Garibaldi —Peru.

Mexico will be represented by some of its brightest talents, highlighting the depth and richness of its cuisine and its relationship with the city, as seen from different perspectives. Chefs Edgar Núñez, Josefina Santacruz, José Miguel García, Jorge Vallejo, Mikel Alonso, Daniel Ovadía and Dante Ferrero will lead a program that also includes authorities from other fields, like Juan Villoro, Ariel Rojo, David Lida, Gabriela Vargas, Ana Elena Guerra, Alejandro Escalante and Mara Robles, among others.

As a variant, Mesamérica will launch Sobre Mesa, a special section dedicated to pastry and organized in partnership with EspaiSucre on May 22nd. Presented by Nespresso, it will feature virtuosos like Pierre Hermé —France, Oriol Balaguer, Ramón Morató, Jordi Butrón and Xano Saguer —Spain, as well as Alejandra Hurtado —Chile and Sonia Arias —Mexico.

To close the event, Arca Lab will showcase a mashup dedicated to demonstrating and potentiating the value of Mexican chocolate under an original dynamic.

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