Flavors - April 2008

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As part of the ongoing Chile, All Ways Surprising program, ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, has been working to bring information about Chilean food products to the U.S. market.

Below you will find information on recent food industry events that showcased Chile’s diverse and rich food exports, as well as details on upcoming events planned through the month of May. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events

Global Food & Style Expo 2008
April 27-29, 2008 in Chicago

All Things Organic and the U.S. Food Export Showcase will join the Fancy Food Show Chicago in effort to bring together the fastest growing food segments in an event called the Global Food & Style Expo. The 6 Chilean brands –all dedicated to the production of extra virgin avocado oil- showcasing their finest products are Lamay Avocado Oil, Avocadomolina, Avoandes, Paltita, San Pietro and Delpalto.The inaugural event features more than 1,000 exhibitors offering approximately 56,000 products in an exhibit space of over 160,000 square feet.

3rd Annual Experience the Taste of Chile
April 30, 2008 in Wilmington

In celebration of another successful season of bringing Chilean products to this region, the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to present its 3rd Annual “Experience the Taste of Chile.” Join us for an evening of authentic, tasty and rich Chilean flavors paired with fruity, elegant, yet powerful wines of Chile.

For more information click here.

Chile Marketplace, a joint effort between Turismo Chile and ProChile
May 6, 2008 in New York

Turismo Chile is organizing Chile Marketplace, an annual event in the tourism industry aimed at networking and business development Chilean suppliers and US buyers. We anticipate approximately 100 tourism companies such as tour operators, meeting planners, incentive houses, travel agents, and others. Editors, journalists and other media industry professionals will also be present. ProChile will have a special gastronomic event for attendees featuring gourmet products from across the country.

For more information click here.

The Gastronomic Chilean Week is coming soon to Ceiba Restaurant
May 12 – 16, 2008 in Washington D.C.

ProChile, with the support of Wines of Chile, is proud to present the Gastronomic Chilean Week at Ceiba, one of the most prestigious Latin American contemporary restaurants in Washington D.C. Owner and Chef Jeff Tunks will collaborate with Chilean Chef Pilar Rodriguez to develop a unique selection of Chilean food and wine, which will be offered at a special price all week.

ProChile will host an exclusive dinner on May 12th in the restaurant for members of the media, opinion leaders, distributors, and importers.


James Beard Foundation Dinner
May 21, 2008 in New York City

The James Beard Foundation, one of the most prominent gastronomic organizations in the US, has invited ProChile to sponsor a dinner highlighting Chilean cuisine and wine pairings. The dinner will promote the uniqueness of Chilean food and gourmet products to a target audience of sophisticated consumers, food industry influencers and top food media. Chef Pilar Rodriguez has developed a menu, including wine pairings that will feature classic Chilean ingredients such as avocado oil, merkén, and carica among others.

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Recent Events

Chilean products at the Northwest Foodservice Show
April 27-28, 2008 in Seattle

The 46th edition Northwest Foodservice Show is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most comprehensive restaurant and foodservice industry event. Produced by the Washington and Oregon Restaurant Associations, it is now open for the first time to international exhibitors and ProChile Los Angeles will be there promoting Chile's fabulous food.

For more information click here.
Chile stands out in international wine tasting event
April 9, 2008 in Los Angeles

The event counted with wines from Chile, Canada, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, France and South Africa. Among the sommeliers and media present were Corie Brown, Wine Writer, Patrick Comiskey (Wines and Spirits) and Heather John (Los Angeles Times).

Among white wines category, Montes (Chile) was selected as the best of the evening along with another from the Slovak Republic.
Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival 2008
February 29 – March 2, 2008 in Washington D.C.

A special exhibit and a food tasting of Chilean products were presented at the Mid-Atlantic's premier wine & food event “Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival 2008”. Already in its 9th season, the event has maintained its status as the largest indoor wine event in the Mid-Atlantic with over 200 international participating wineries, food vendors and manufacturers of related lifestyle products and services. Among them, Concha y Toro and Casa Donoso represented Chilean wineries at the Festival. ProChile offered a selection of Chilean gourmet food for a tasting and wine pair event. The gourmet food selections are available at Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods Markets for a limited period of time.

Whole Foods Market Celebrated the Flavors of Chile
February 20 – March 5, 2008 in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Whole Foods, in a joint initiative with ProChile in Washington D.C., presented a two week long celebration called “Flavors of Chile” which featured Chile’s most remarkable gourmet products that have been successfully introduced to the US market. Whole Foods displayed over 20 products from Chile, held in-store sampling events and gave original Chilean books of recipes at promotional prizes.

Products sampled include Andes Chilean Panquehue Cheeses, Tamaya Chilean Carica (a luscious fruit described as a combination of mango and peach), Merkén Spice (a blend of chili prepared after the native Mapuche indigenous tradition), Ulmo honey (that comes from ulmo tree, native to Chile), Geomar seafood (harvested by hand from the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean), Mickelsen preserves (a collection of handmade preserves produced with the traditional style of the German communities that colonized the South of Chile), Olave Olive Oil (a flavorful organic olive oil, distinguished at international level) and natural Chilean beef (grass fed and free range).

Media Trip to Chile’s Central Valley and Araucania Region
February 11-16, 2008

ProChile held a successful press trip to Chile and introduced its culinary heritage, top notch restaurants, emerging chefs, and world-class specialty foods to top US food editors and writers. The six-day trip included visits to farm producers and factories where the guests had the opportunity to see the high standards of production. Local gourmet product tastings showcased cheese, olives, avocado and nuts oils, preserved foods, herbal teas, and other unique local products such as merkén and the murtilla berry.

The trip also included a visit to an intercultural village located in the Araucania Region, where trip attendees enjoyed a special tasting event of traditional Mapuche food, all in the magnificence of the native Chilean forests.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2008
January 13-15, 2008 in San Diego

Chile was present in the Winter Fancy Food Show at the San Diego Convention Center for the second consecutive year. This was the perfect occasion to showcase the best of Chilean gourmet products and bring Chile’s best specialty food products to the vast and interesting market of the West Coast.

Nine companies displayed their products, which included olive oils, seafood products, carica, Chilean spices and honey, among others. ProChile also featured a wide array of Chile’s artisan food products during a special tasting of Chilean flavors.

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Contact Us

Please consider ProChile as a resource for any questions you may have about Chilean food products. Please be sure to visit us at / for more information. For questions about Chilean specialty food products, such as importer and distributor information or retail stores where Chilean products are sold, please contact flavorsofchile@prochile.us.

About ProChile

ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, is part of the General Directorate of International Economic Affairs of Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is responsible for implementing and enhancing Chile’s trade policy. ProChile’s mission is to provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to encourage and diversify exports of Chilean products and services by increasing the number of export markets and companies. It does so by providing the necessary tools to aid Chile’s economy in its process of going international. ProChile’s Trade Offices and Agencies are located in over 35 countries, covering 90 percent of the destination markets for Chilean exports. For more information please visit http://www.chileinfo.com/ or /, or email info@prochile.us.

ProChile Los Angeles
Trade Commissioner: Viviana Araneda
6100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 932 7200
F: (323) 932 7204
E: info@prochilela.com

ProChile Miami
Trade Commissioner: Cecilia Arroyo
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131
T: (305) 374 0697
F: (305) 374 4270
E: info@prochilemiami.org

ProChile New York
Trade Commissioner: Alejandro Cerda
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 603
New York, NY 10017
T: (212) 207 3266
F: (212) 207 3649
E: info@prochile.us

ProChile Washington
Trade Commissioner: Rolando Ortega
1732 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
T: (202) 530 4143
F: (202) 659 3220
E: prochile@embassyofchile.org

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