El Cielo Restaurant Colombia

Chefs Celebrate Latin Cuisine in Manhattan

The annual charity banquet for Citymeals on Wheels is going Latin this year. More than 1,000 guests will try the Latin creations of chefs from around the United States and Latin America at ¡Qué Rico! Celebrating Latino Cuisine and Culture.

Some of the international chefs that will be present

  • Carolina Bazán (Chile)
  • Jose Enrique (Puerto Rico)
  • Carlos Cristóbal Márquez Valdés (Cuba)
  • Josefina Santacruz (Mexico)

Some of the chefs from around the United States that will participate

  • Adrianne Calvo (Miami)
  • Nina Compton (New Orleans)
  • Susie Jimenez (Aspen)
  • Martin Juan Rios (Santa Fe)
  • Douglas Rodriguez (Philadelphia)
  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Daniel Boulud
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Charlie Palmer
  • and many more…

Colombia will be present!

Colombia will be represented by Juan Manuel Barrientos, chef and mastermind behind various El Cielo restaurants (Medellin, Bogota and Miami). Yes, the same El Cielo that has been on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list for years.

Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, Colombia

He’ll be cooking up scallop ceviche with Colombian fruit, a dish that shows off the immense variety of fruits in Colombia. If you’ve tried the dish you’ll know it includes lulo, maracuyá (Colombia’s word for passion fruit) and yacón (which is actually a daisy – but people love it for its edible roots).


June 6, 2016


Rockefeller Center

How much

Tickets for the event start at $600 but reach as high as $2,500. (Remember, it’s for charity.)

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