Cuisine of Colombia
The culinary creations of a Colombian-born, San Sebastián–trained Chef Juan Felipe Camacho are some of the most highly regarded in the South American food scene.
As a child, in his native Ibagué, Juan Felipe Camacho never imagined being a chef. It took a trip outside the country for him to fall in love with the kitchen. He then moved to San Sebastian, Spain to learn everything he could about this profession. And there he found his vocation noting that "I decided to become a chef for the pleasure I feel in transforming the freshest of ingredients."
Having passed through the kitchens of no less than three of Michelin star restaurants, he brought all of that knowledge back to Cartagena and the kitchen of Donjuan, his stylish restaurant in the city’s historic center. Four years after opening the doors of Donjuan, the 35-year-old chef expanded next door with a new restaurant named after his wife, Maria.
The Peabody Hotel, Chez Philippe
May 13 | $75
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Crab Caribañola with sour cream and salsa criolla
Fresh fish, mangoes, peppers and greens
Octopus, passion fruit and cilantro
Braised beef “A la cartagenera”, coconut rice, avocado and tomatoes.
Mamey and Green papaya merengon
Colombian Team Barbecue de Bogotá
Pitmaster Sergio Saavedra and Chef Daniel Kaplan from Bogota’s La Fama restaurant will compete at the 40th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - May 17-20 in Tom Lee Park
- Beale Street Music Festival
- International Salute To Colombia
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- International Exchange Program
- For Educators