Flavors - October 2007

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As Chilean food products continue to garner critical acclaim from top food journalists in the U.S., ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, has been working to bring more information about Chilean specialty food items to the U.S. food trade. Below you will find information on recent food industry events in New York City that showcased Chile’s unique culinary exports, as well as information about upcoming Chilean Week events slated for October 2007 in Los Angeles.

Kind Regards,

Alejandro Cerda
Trade Commissioner of Chile in New York
ProChile New York

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Upcoming Events

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

ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, will launch 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 will run from October 10-24, 2007 and will include 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. Over the past three years, the Chilean Week tour has made stops across the globe in Asia, Europe, and South America. The 2007 tour includes visits to London, Hamburg, Madrid, Toronto, Mexico City and Los Angeles.

The culinary events that will take place during Chilean Week include:

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

An exclusive gastronomic event featuring Chile’s gourmet food products, produce, and fresh seafood artfully prepared by Chef Alex Chen of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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 will feature a special Chilean tasting menu created by renowned Chilean Chef Rodrigo Jofré and Grace’s Executive Chef Neal Fraser. For two weeks only, the chefs will work together to bring Los Angeles gourmands a taste of Chile’s culinary bounty with novel creations utilizing gourmet Chilean ingredients.

Representatives from over twenty Chilean food companies and eleven Chilean wineries will be in Los Angeles to present their products during Chilean Week.

For more information please visit www.prochile.us/chileanweek, the side banner at www.chileinfo.com, or email info@prochilela.com.

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, will be hosting a reception in Atlanta, GA to showcase the exquisite flavors and beautiful images of Chile. Please join us Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6 PM at the Dunwoody Country Club, located at 1600 Club Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30350. Special guests include the Chilean Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Mariano Fernández and Mr. Pablo Valenzuela, one of Chile’s most renowned landscape photographers.

Please contact info@prochilemiami.org for more information.

Taste Chile - Chilean Gourmet Week: October 30 - November 6, 2007 in Miami

Taste Chile - Chilean Gourmet Week is a weeklong gastronomic tour of Chile, which will take place at Cacao Restaurant in Coral Gables, FL from October 30 - November 6, 2007. During one week, Cacao will feature a special Chilean menu during lunch and dinner, as well as a special Chilean wine list. Executive Chef Edgar Leal will present Chile’s unique culinary offerings paired with premium wine selections from Chile. Specialty Chilean cocktails spotlighting Chilean Pisco will be available all week long at the restaurant’s bar. The event is supported by ProChile and the Consulate General of Chile in Miami.

Please contact info@prochilemiami.org for more information on Taste Chile - Chilean Gourmet Week in Miami.

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Recent Events

Chile in the Natural Products EXPO EAST/ Organic Products Expo-BioFach America 2007: September 27-29, 2007 in Baltimore

A special exhibit of natural Chilean products was showcased at the Natural Products EXPO EAST/ Organic Products Expo-BioFach America 2007, which took place from September 27-29, 2007 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The Economic Department of the Embassy of Chile led the Chilean participation in the expo this year with representation from Tamaya Gourmet, Chilean Gourmet and Chispagroup/ Frigosor, purveyors of premium Chilean food products.

Tamaya Gourmet is a producer of the Chilean Golden Papaya and Chilean Mountain Papaya, a versatile fruit used in salads, ceviches, desserts, cocktails or as a condiment for cheese. Chilean Gourmet is a producer of Merken, a traditional Chilean blend of dried and smoked red chilies, toasted coriander seeds, cumin and salt. The company also produces Kultrun, an extra virgin olive oil flavored with Merken, as well as 100% pure Ulmo tree honey and Native Forest Honey. Chispagroup/Frigosor produces natural Chilean beef and other natural products.

The Natural Products EXPO EAST is the largest expo of its kind on the East coast of the US and the second in importance, after Natural Products EXPO WEST, which is held in California. More than 1,100 exhibitors participated in this sampling, featuring leading producers in the natural and organic product sector.

International Summer Fancy Food Show: July 8-10, 2007 in New York City

For the 6th year in a row, ProChile participated in the 53rd annual Fancy Food Show in New York on July 8-10, 2007. The Fancy Food Show is an annual large-scale trade event sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). This year, The Chilean Pavilion hosted 32 specialty food companies, including olive oils, seafood products, processed foods and wines. As in years past, ProChile hosted a Flavors of Chile reception that featured unique Chilean food preparations as well as premium Chilean wines, courtesy of Wines of Chile. In addition, ProChile presented Chilean wines at the Meet the Tastemakers reception, a VIP reception that featured top New York chefs, wineries, and other beverage purveyors. Reporters from the New York Daily News and the New York Post included several Chilean food products among their favorites from the show and ranked carica and merken among their top “Fancy Food Show Finds.”

An Evening of Chilean Flavors: June 27, 2007 in New York City

On June 27, 2007, ProChile held a Flavors of Chile event at The Culinary Loft in New York City for food industry influentials including food importers, distributors, supermarket buyers, specialty retailers, food service companies, and top food journalists from both consumer and trade publications. The goal of the seminar was to introduce key food industry members to Chilean specialty food products and to encourage them to incorporate Chilean flavors into their stores and product portfolios. Guests of note included journalists from Food & Wine, Gourmet, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Real Simple, Restaurant Business, and Specialty Food Magazine, as well as buyers from Freshdirect, Roland Food, Chelsea Market Baskets, and Blue Apron Foods.

The event consisted of a presentation about Chile’s food exports, unique flavors and specialty food products, a cooking demonstration incorporating Chilean ingredients led by Chilean chef Erio G. Cavalieri, and an elaborate product display where guests had the opportunity to sample distinctive Chilean flavors such as merken (smoked Chilean red pepper), extra virgin avocado oil, Chilean carica (an exotic Chilean fruit), specialty vinegars, fruit preserves, and grass-fed beef, among others.

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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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