This weekend, December 6 and 7, the Tourism Office of Chía will turn the Parque Santander into one of the biggest food festivals of the State. Twenty thousand people will be heading outside of Bogota to try a wide variety of Colombian foods.
Food events will include:
- Wine tastings
- Coffee cuppings
- Olive oil tastings
- Bartenders will be doing their thing
- Presentations with local, national and international chefs
- Organic food market
Andrés Carne de Res, Teattroria, Galápagos, Lima Cocina Peruana, El Despacho and other Colombian restaurants will be there.
So, you may be asking yourself, “Why a food festival in Chía?” Well, here’s a little-known fact: in Chía there are about 250 restaurants and 50 coffee houses, so they know about food.
There will also be arts and crafts and live music, so it will be a celebration of Colombian culture. To find out more, check out the Saboriarte Chia Facebook page.
When: December 6 and 7, 2014
Where: Parque Santander, Chía
Las Puertas del Cielo
Another event featuring food (and more) is the twentieth edition of Las Puertas del Cielo. It’s coming up this month, on December 14.
This festival, which promotes music, art, design and food, draws about 7,000 people out to the Hacienda San Rafael to enjoy a day under the sun while checking out the other fashionable people.
120 companies will be there with their art, clothing and music, like: TLB records, Republicana, Pepita Mendieta, Hook & Moor swimwear, Tridi Lab, Shuz-Shuz, Paco, Calderon & Sumner, Pineapple to go, Birds Shoe Company, Dukao, Enana Perez, and more.
For food lovers there will be plenty of restaurants at the fair: Pinole, Gordo, Julia, I Love Choripan, El Andariego, Rústica DC, El Tambor.
When: Sunday, December 14, from 10 – 6 pm
Where: Calle 133 Nº 50-00 in front of the Centro Comercial San Rafael
How much: Free
To make it even easier to get there, they’ve even provided free transportation to the fair from the Carulla supermarket on Calle 63, and also from the one on 85.
You can bring your pets ; it’s a fun day for them, too.
Here’s a video of the last Puertas del Cielo to show you what it’s all about.