Sun Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm - Mon Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm
Bigger, Better, Bolder: these are the things you can expect at the second installation of LATINADA, Singapore’s first Latin American Food Festival.
LATINADA is Singapore’s first Latin American Food Festival of its kind which showcases the great diversity of Latin America through food, music, and the spirit of community. An initiative by the OLA Kitchen Group, the week-long festival is set to disrupt the food and entertainment scene in Singapore by introducing a world of cuisine and culture that is little-known in this region.
This year and chefs from Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Chile will come together in a series of events that will whisk your palates away on a Latino adventure.
The week-long festival will kick off with “Domingo Tropical!” at Camp Kilo, with the Charcoal Club transforming into a bustling scene at a mini street food festival. Think Latin street favourites like tacos, roasted pork, ceviche and themed cocktails, coupled with hot Latin beats and salsa dancing, and you’ll find yourself transported to Latin America for the night.
The party continues at other Kilo concepts later in the festival. Chef Christian Encina of Pica takes over the kitchen and grills at Kilo Kitchen for a traditional Chilean barbeque – the asado– an important part of life at Chile, where family and friends gather to share hearty meals.
Then get set for a gastronomic journey at “Noche Caribeña”, where co-founder of Kilo Kitchen, Josh Adjodha, will present a slew of dishes and cocktails inspired by the diverse islands of The Central Americas.
Lastly, Chef Manel Valero and Daniel will team up for a “Latino Tapas Party”,with a curated menu of small plates served communal style, setting the stage for great conversations in a casual dining environment.
At Kilo Lounge, the dance floor will be open to all at “Rumba Latina!”, with a live band and DJ drumming up the atmosphere with sounds of Latin America – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Latin Pop and more! Jive to the beat with a cocktail in hand and perhaps a decadent late-night snack in the other, as Daniel and Chef Tamara Chavez work up your appetites with Latin sandwiches served till 2am.
Over in the heart of the city’s financial district at OLA Cocina Del Mar, Daniel, Tamara and Chef Ricardo Luján will showcase their heritage through “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos”, serving up varieties of the traditional Mexican dish.
Take a breather from all that partying with “Movimiento Preludio”, a contemporary 4-hands dinner with Columbian Chef Fernando Arévalo of Preludio and Edwin. The menu will showcase both chefs’ interpretations of Latin American flavours inspired in black and white – a monochromatic break from the festival’s vibrance, in style but not in taste.
An exciting line-up awaits at Asia’s first Peruvian Cevicheria, TONO Cevicheria. Expect the culinary diversity of Latin America to shine through with “Cuban Night”, as it pays tribute to the tastes of Cuba with traditional dishes like Moros y Cristianos and Lobster Empanadas. Then, be wowed by the flavours of Peru and Mexico at “PeruMexico”, with classics such as Ceviche Norteño and Costilla Cargada Con Esquites. Lastly, revel in the array of Mexican street food over the weekend at “Mexican Brunch”, with favourites such as Tacos Al Pastor and Tamales De Pollo Con Mole Verde.
Ending off the week-long celebration is a decadent 6-hands dinner titled “Our Journey BackHome”, which will take guests on a culinary journey back to the childhood memories ofBoCHINche’s Chef Patron Diego Jacquet, Ivan Brehm, Chef-Owner of Nouri and Daniel. The three South American chefs will whip up a 5-course menu showcasing signatures from their home countries, closing the food festival on a high.