Flavors - December 2007

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As the year's end approaches, ProChile would like to provide a glimpse into the various activities and initiatives executed at the end of 2007, as well as those that are slated for 2008 to promote Chile's gourmet food products and world-class cuisine. As Chile continues to gain buzz among culinary circles nationwide, ProChile will be sure to keep you informed about the latest news and events pertaining to Chile's growing specialty foods industry.

During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. In this spirit we say, simply but sincerely, thank you and best wishes for the holidays and Happy New Year.

Kind Regards,

Alejandro Cerda
Trade Commissioner
ProChile New York

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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 fasted growing food segments in an event called the Global Food & Style Expo.

The inaugural event features more than 1000 exhibitors offering approximately 56,000 products in an exhibit space of over 160,000 square feet. All14,000 trade professionals expected to attend, including six Chilean companies, are dedicated to the production of extra virgin avocado oil.

The 6 brands showcasing their finest products are Lamay Avocado Oil, Avocadomolina, Avoandes, Paltita, San Pietro and Delpalto. The Avocado Oil Association’s mission is to promote the consumption of extra virgin avocado oil and to assure the quality of the oil produced by its members.

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.


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Recent Events

Taste Chile - Chilean Gourmet Week: October 30 - November 6, 2007 in Miami
Taste Chile - Chilean Gourmet Week was a week-long gastronomic tour of Chile, which took take place at Cacao Restaurant in Coral Gables, FL from October 30 - November 6, 2007. Cacao featured a special Chilean menu during lunch and dinner, as well as a special Chilean wine list in honor of the event. Executive Chef Edgar Leal presented Chile’s unique culinary offerings paired with premium wine selections from Chile. Specialty Chilean cocktails spotlighting Chilean Pisco were available at the restaurant’s bar. The event was supported by ProChile and the Consulate General of Chile in Miami.
Images and Flavors of Chile: October 24, 2007 in Atlanta

The Chilean American Chamber of Commerce of the South, along with ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, hosted a reception in Atlanta, GA to showcase the exquisite flavors and beautiful images of Chile. The event took place on Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6 PM at the Dunwoody Country Club, located at 1600 Club Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30350. Special guests included the Chilean Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Mariano Fernández and Mr. Pablo Valenzuela, one of Chile’s most renowned landscape photographers.

Chilean Week: October 10-24, 2007 in Los Angeles

The Trade Commission of Chile in Los Angeles launched Chilean Week in Los Angeles as part of a world tour to promote Chile as an alluring country that offers reliable world-class goods and services across a variety of industry sectors. The two-week long program ran from October 10-24, 2007 and included a series of trade, media, and consumer events designed especially for the arts, business, fashion, film, food, and wine communities of the greater Los Angeles area. This was the first time this event took place in the United States.

The culinary events that took place during Chilean Week included:

Flavors of Chile at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Thursday, October 11th, 2007, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

An exclusive luncheon that featured Chile’s gourmet food products, produce, and fresh seafood artfully prepared by Chef Alex Chen of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Representatives from over twenty Chilean food companies were in Los Angeles to present their products during Chilean Week.

Sip Chile: Fine Wine and Liquid Gold at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Thursday, October 11th, 2007, 3 PM – 6 PM

A private tasting of premium Chilean wines including Chile’s unique variety, Carmenere, as well as artisanal Chilean olive and avocado oils - Chile’s liquid gold.

Chilean Cuisine Week at Grace Restaurant
Thursday, October 11th, 2007, 7:00 PM

From October 12-24, Grace Restaurant featured a special Chilean tasting menu created by renowned Chilean Chef Rodrigo Jofré and Grace’s Executive Chef Neal Fraser. For two weeks, the chefs worked together to bring Los Angeles gourmands a taste of Chile’s culinary bounty with novel creations utilizing gourmet Chilean ingredients.

On October 11, ProChile kicked off the program with a VIP launch dinner at Grace exclusively for the media. Guests of note included journalists from Bon Appetit, CNN, Culinary Trends, The Los Angeles Times, and Variety. Chef Rodrigo Jofré and Chef Neal Fraser created a unique tasting menu for the event which featured Chilean ceviches, empanadas, pebre, Chilean myrtle berries and other native Chilean ingredients.

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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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