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Friday, November 3, 7pm: The Colombian Kitchen with Mel Tonorio of Usaquen

Price $155.00

Seats Remaining:SOLD OUT

Back by popular demand! From Bogotá to Philly, Usaquén started as a series of pop-ups aimed at bringing traditional and fusion Colombian food to Philadelphia. Named after a vibrant neighborhood located in the city of Bogotá, Usaquén is the birthplace of (and inspiration for) chef-owner Mel Tenorio. Recognizing Philadelphia as a culturally diverse restaurant community, Mel saw a void to fill as there was a lack of good traditional Colombian cuisine. Located in Kensington, Usaquén combines Mel’s passion for traditional Colombian cuisine with alternating fusion influences, as seen in his return-to-COOK menu: avocado gazpacho (Mel’s take on gazpacho with fresh avocados, cucumber, cilantro and lime); fried sweet plantain ball and seared scallop with Colombian hogao (a tomato-onion sauce); beef short rib sancocho (a hearty traditional Colombian soup made with yuca, yellow potato, green plantains, whole corn cobs and tender cuts of beef short-rib) served with a side of white rice and sliced avocado; and champús (a cold fruity soup of lulo/soursop, pineapple, panela, cinnamon, cloves and corn).