Six years of Pure Flavor was the slogan chosen for the announcement of the most important culinary event in the Caribbean, Saborea Puerto Rico. This culinary extravaganza returns to Escambrón Beach in San Juan on April 6 and 7, featuring more gastronomic events and more celebrity chefs for the enjoyment of all attendants.
“Year after year we reaffirm that our Island is the culinary capital of the Caribbean; Saborea has become the synonym for a world-class cuisine.” said Clarisa Jiménez, the president of the Puerto Rico Hotels & Tourism Association (PRHTA). Attendants to the event at Escambrón Beach will have the opportunity to taste food from over 50 local restaurants, beers, coffees, rums, spirits, wines, and desserts, on a beautiful outdoors setting.
The event will also feature varied entertainment and great food. Baristas contests, educational presentations about cooking techniques as well as the ingredients used by the pros to make their recipes will be part of the entertainment program for all visitors.
In addition to featuring the best local chefs, great international chefs, such as Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible; Kevin Sbraga, winner of the seventh edition of Top Chef DC, Marc Summers, the animator of Unwrapped at the Food Network, will join them to offer the best cooking demonstrations.
Two additional events will precede and set the tone for this year’s edition of Saborea. Bubbles and bites will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Isla Verde, featuring 15 renowned local chefs preparing a varied Puerto Rican tapas menu to be paired with sparkling beverages. On Friday, April 5, A Privileged Taste of Saborea will take place at the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, where 20 distinguished chefs will cook live a 4-course dinner for 10 guests per table.
Showcasing the best of the Puerto Rican cuisine, as well as supporting the development of the local tourism industry, has always been Saborea main objectives. Funds raised by the event become part of the PRHTA Education fund, which is used for training and education of the tourism industry employees. Over 2,000 tourism employees have benefit from these funds.
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