Monday, December 7, 2009

Chef José Andrés and the Embassy of Colombia Welcome Catalina Velez for a Night of Innovative Colombian Fare at Café Atlantico this Wednesday
This Wednesday José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and Her Excellency Carolina Barco, Ambassador of Colombia are pleased to welcome Chef Catalina Velez of Luna Lounge and Kiva restaurants in Colombia for one special night Wednesday, December 9th. Café Atlantico will host a unique culinary evening marrying the styles of Café’s Head Chef Terri Cutrino and special guest Chef Velez, melding the flavors of the Caribbean and Cartagena.

Beginning at 7 p.m. with sips of Colombian coffee cocktails and cava at the bar, guests will be treated to a seated dinner featuring an innovative four-course menu with wine pairings provided by Beverage Manager and celebrated Sommelier Jill Zimorksi. Guests of this special evening will enjoy the culinary collaboration of these two talented women chefs featuring a four-course dinner with welcome snacks and petits fours.

Highlights will include dishes representing Colombia’s Atlantic coast and Colonial Cartagena. Velez’s “cocina de origen,” showcases dishes made from traditional products rooted in Columbia that few know, while
Chef Cutrino offers her signature approach of creating Nuevo Latino-inspired fare composed of locally-raised, farm-fresh ingredients

$85 per person
405 8th Street, NW
For reservations and information, call 202.393.0812

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