On Sunday, June 11, internationally-acclaimed Chef Gastón Acurio will be in town to host a unique collaborative waterfront event on Brickell Beach at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The special event is set to be the first stop on a three-city summer charity tour to benefit his Peruvian-based culinary school, Pachacútec Culinary Institute, for underprivileged students in Pachacútec, Peru.
Cebiche Gang with Gaston Acurio will feature the talents of renowned Miami-based chef’s including Acurio protégé Diego Oka of La Mar by Gaston Acurio, Brad Kilgore of ALTER and Brava, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and Glass & Vine, Phuket “Cake” Thongsodchaveondee of Cake Thai with dessert crafted by Antonio Bachour of St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
The gathering will offer a unique culinary experience featuring the cebiche creations by the talented toques and Peruvian-style BBQ. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets to Cebiche Gang with Gaston Acurio are $120 and can be purchased online by clicking here. Mandarin Oriental, Miami is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive on Brickell Key. Space is limited; tickets are required.
Opened in 2007 as a cooking school for underprivileged students, the Pachacútec Culinary Institute was founded by Acurio to satisfy the growing interest among Peruvian youth in the culinary arts. The school provides classes covering the history of Peruvian cuisine, kitchen techniques, nutrition, and English language. They also learn from great masters of Peruvian cuisine, who are guest teachers at the school.
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