Header image: Enrique Olvera, Leonor Espinosa, Carlos García, Kurt Schmidt
Latin America’s 50 Best chefs Leonor Espinosa, Enrique Olvera, Kurt Schmidt and Carlos García will take part in an interactive #50BestTalks event focusing on Latin Liquids.
On Sunday 25th September at The St. Regis Mexico City’s J&G Grill, these four top speakers from across the region will discuss and demonstrate their countries’ key drinks, from cocktails to beverages you may never have heard of.
Interested in joining the event? Scroll to the end to find out how to apply.
Colombia: Leonor Espinosa
Leo, whose eponymous restaurant in Bogotá is No.33 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, will showcase the ancestral drinks and juices of Colombia, made by ethnic communities.
Mexico: Enrique Olvera
The award-winning chef-restaurateur behind Pujol, No.9 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, will talk about pulque, an alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of the agave plant that’s little known outside Mexico. Find his recipe for aguas frescas here.
Chile: Kurt Schmidt
Kurt Schmidt of 99, No.46 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, will reveal his brand new cocktail pairing, based on homemade Chilean fruit juices and the potent national liquor, agua ardiente.
Venezuela: Carlos García
Carlos García, the cacao king of Caracas, will talk about Venezuelan rum and how he pairs it perfectly with his chocolatey desserts at Alto, The Best Restaurant in Venezuela and No.29 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015.
If you’re interested in taking part, post a picture of your favourite drink on Instagram or Twitter, or in the comments of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook page, with the hashtag #50BestTalks. We’ll be in touch to let you know if you’ve secured a place.*
*Please note, flights and accommodation are not provided and you must be able to be in Mexico City from 3-6pm on Sunday 25th September. Terms and conditions apply.
- Laura worked as Deputy Editor for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars from 2014 to 2019 and is now a Contributing Editor to 50 Best. She writes about food, travel and lifestyle for a variety of publications, including National Geographic Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller and Time Out. She has lived in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Ireland and is a qualified Portuguese and Spanish translator. Instagram: @LauraPriceEats
- Laura Price