The 3rd Gastronomic Festival of La Antigua

The 3rd Gastronomic Festival of La Antigua and surrounding aldeas will take place on Sunday, July 15th at the César Brañas Cultural Center (5a. Calle Poniente Final, La Antigua Guatemala) starting at 10:30 AM. Among the institutions sponsoring the event are: the Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, the Comité de Autogestión Turística de Sacatepéquez (the Sacatepéquez Self-Managed Tourism Committee), the Instituto Técnico de Capacitación (the Technical Training Institute), INGUAT and the Cerro de la Cruz Association. The festival’s purpose is to preserve traditional Guatemalan recipes, and in particular, those that are originally from the Antigua Guatemala region. The Festival brings all the aldeas in the municipio together, to participate in the preparation of the dishes like: pepián, jocón, mole, rellenitos, chuchitos, estofado, piloyada, horchata, chinchivir, various sweets, and much more. The dishes compete in categories such as appetizers, main course, desserts, and beverages, and will be carefully evaluated by a group of professional chefs. Entrance to the event is free for all ages and portions of the different types of food will be available at affordable prices. So show up, enjoy the live marimba music, learn about the dishes, and experience the excellent gastronomical variety that Antigua Guatemala has to offer to the world.

For more information contact the Comité de Autogestión Turística Sacatepéquez or call 5204-3369.

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