About PR Meets NYC

Puerto Rico Meets NYC (PRMNYC) will take place in New York from Wednesday, September 30 – Sunday, October 4 and encompass a series of multi-day, multi-format events that celebrate the bounty and beauty of this Caribbean island’s culinary legacy. By shedding light on Puerto Rico’s best chefs, the rums, and the accompanying food and travel intersection, Puerto Rico Meets NYC will give this sunny destination the epicurean respect and exposure it deserves. Tapping into the deep network of Nuyoricans inhabiting New York City and surrounding, as well as food world interest resulting from recent media spotlight in such esteemed publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, this idyllic commonwealth is ready for a turn on New York’s culinary stage.

Schedule and Tickets

9/30

Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Opening Media/Cocktail Party

WHEN : Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
WHAT : All 8 visiting chefs from Puerto Rico will be presenting passed canapés at this opening event. A selection of rums will be sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico.

PRIVATE EVENT, BY INVITATION ONLY

10/1

Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Camille Becerra & Xavier Pacheco

WHERE: Navy Restaurant
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015
TIME: 8:30 PM
PRICE: $165.00 (including tax+ tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu with three courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef Xavier Pacheco of San Juan’s La Jaquita Baya and three courses by New York City’s organic rock star Camille Becerra.  Wines will be paired with each course.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents: 
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Sean Rembold & Kevin Roth

WHERE: Wythe Hotel — Reynard (Private Dining Room)
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $150.00 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu with three courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef Kevin Roth of Fajardo’s La Estacion and three courses by Williamsburg’s culinary star (and multiple James Beard Award nominee) Sean Rembold .  Wines will be paired with each course by Reynard. A welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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10/2

Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Pedro Alvarez & JJ Johnson

WHERE: The Cecil
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015
TIME(S): 5:30 PM, 9 PM
PRICE: $125.00 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu with three courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef (and artisanal sausage producer) Pedro Alvarez and three courses by Harlem’s most talked about young chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson.  Wines will be paired with each course and a welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Eric Ripert & Jose Santaella

WHERE: Les Salons Bernardin
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
PRICE: $500.00 (including tax+ tip)

ABOUT: This is a 7-course tasting menu with multiple courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef Jose Santaella (Santaella) who helms La Placita’s most buzzed about new restaurant and multiple courses by world renowned chef Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin).  Wines will be paired by Le Bernardin’s legendary wine team, led by Aldo Sohm, and there will be an one-hour welcome reception with canapes before the sit-down dinner. This is a very limited, intimate, 40-person audience with both Chef Eric and Chef Jose cooking, on-site.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Sean Rembold & Kevin Roth

WHERE: Wythe Hotel — Reynard (Private Dining Room)
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $150.00 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu with three courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef Kevin Roth of Fajardo’s La Estacion and three courses by Williamsburg’s culinary star (and multiple James Beard Award nominee) Sean Rembold. Wines will be paired with each course by Reynard. A welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
Chef Pairing Dinner featuring Didier Elena & Juan Jose Cuevas

WHERE: Chefs Club by Food & Wine (Studio)
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $200.00 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu with three courses by Puerto Rican visiting chef and Blue Hill alum Juan Jose Cuevas (1919 at Hotel Vanderbilt) and three courses by Alain Ducasse alum and culinary director of Chefs Club, Didier Elena.  Wines will be paired with each course and a welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents: 
Chef Dinner featuring Mario Pagan

WHERE: Botequim
WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $175.00 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 6-course tasting menu by Puerto Rican visiting celebrity chef Mario Pagan, 5 courses will be by Chef Mario, dessert by Botequim.  Wines will be paired with each course and a welcome rum cocktail + digestif will also be included in ticket price.

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10/3

Puerto Rico Meets NYC Present: 
PRMNYC Luncheon featuring chefs Carmen Gonzalez & Chef Mario Pagan

WHERE: The Fourth
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015
TIME: 12:30 PM
PRICE: $75 (including tax and tip)

ABOUT: This is a 5-course tasting menu with a mix of courses created by New York Chef Carmen Gonzalez and visiting Puerto Rican celebrity chef Mario Pagan (Laurel, Sage). Dessert will be created by Botequim. Wines will be paired with each course and a welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
El Nosh Pop-Up featuring chefs Eric Greenspan & Roberto Trevino

WHERE: Hotel Americano
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
PRICE: $150 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: El Nosh is a Jewish-Latino international pop-up restaurant that has enjoyed phenomenal success when it debuted at the NYC and SOBE Food & Wine Festivals in New York and Miami. Brainchild of chefs Roberto Trevino of Puerto Rico and Chef Eric Greenspan of Los Angeles, this PRMNYC El Nosh menu will be 5-courses of fusion prepared by the chef duo. Paired wines and a welcome rum cocktail, as well as assorted passed noshes on arrival, will be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents: 
Chef Wilo Benet of Pikayo, One Night Only!

WHERE: Chefs Club by Food & Wine (Studio)
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $200 (including tax + tip)

ABOUT: This is a 5-course tasting menu by Puerto Rican icon and owner/chef of San Juan’s beloved Pikayo, Wilo Benet.  Wines will be paired with each course and a welcome rum cocktail will also be included in ticket price.

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC and James Beard House Present: 
Chef Juan Jose Cuevas of 1919 Restaurant

WHERE: James Beard House
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
PRICE: Members, $130, Non-Members, $170

ABOUT: This is a 6-course menu, preceded by an hour reception featuring appetizers and drinks by Juan Jose Cuevas of Hotel Vanderbilt’s acclaimed 1919 restaurant.

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10/4

Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
The Lechon Asado Block Party Brunch (Early Session)

WHERE: Roberta’s, The Garden
WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 2015
TIME: 12:00 – 2:30 PM Noon
PRICE: $95.00

ABOUT: Our Lechon Asado Block Party is an unlimited food/drink extravaganza with several vendors, multiple chefs, as well as mixologists featuring rum cocktails, wines, beers and others treats. Focusing on the authentic flavors and street foods of Puerto Rico — from alcapurrias to longaniza sausages, mofongo and, of course, roasted pork (aka lechon) and gandules with rice, we will be celebrating the culinary legacy that is Puerto Rico with an outdoor party at Roberta’s garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Culinary offerings from Angel Jimenez’s Lechonera La Pirana, MofonGO, Carmen Gonzalez, Pedro Alvarez, Kevin Roth, El Nosh, Tumbador Chocolate, beer by Brooklyn Brewery, and rum cocktails by celebrity bartenders courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico!  DJ Paul will be spinning, while we are entertained by the Afro-Caribbean drums of BombaYo!

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Puerto Rico Meets NYC Presents:
The Lechon Asado Block Party Brunch (Late Session)

WHERE: Roberta’s: The Garden
WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 2015
TIME: 3:00 – 5:30 PM
PRICE: $95.00

ABOUT: Our Lechon Asado Block Party is an unlimited food/drink extravaganza with several vendors, multiple chefs, as well as mixologists featuring rum cocktails, wines, beers and others treats. Focusing on the authentic flavors and street foods of Puerto Rico — from alcapurrias to longaniza sausages, mofongo and, of course, roasted pork (aka lechon) and gandules with rice, we will be celebrating the culinary legacy that is Puerto Rico with an outdoor party in Roberta’s garden space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Culinary offerings from Angel Jimenez’s Lechonera La Pirana, MofonGO, Carmen Gonzalez, Pedro Alvarez, Kevin Roth, El Nosh, Tumbador Chocolate,beer by Brooklyn Brewery, and rum cocktails by celebrity bartenders courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico!  DJ Paul will be spinning, while we are entertained by the Afro-Caribbean drums of BombaYo!

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