Classes

Recorrido Isleño

Series of online cooking classes exploring the culinary traditions of Loíza, Trujillo Alto, and Vieques featuring Chef Roberto Pérez of Urban Pilón.

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April 29, 2021: Recorrido Isleño: Fist Stop, Loíza

May 25, 2021: Recorrido Isleño: Second Stop, Trujillo Alto

June 28, 2021: Recorrido Isleño: Third Stop, Vieques

April 29, May 25, June 28: Discounted tickets for All Three Classes

Join us as we broadcast live from Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

Dates:

April 29, 2021 – Cazuela de Loíza

“Cazuela” is a sweet potato & pumpkin pie known as one of the oldest culinary traditions  of Loíza, located on the northeast coast of the island. Get tickets here

May 25, 2021 – Macabeo de Trujillo Alto

“Macabeo” is a green banana fritter stuffed with meat or vegetables and a famous traditional dish in the town of Trujillo Alto. The hype for this fritter is so big, they even have a whole Festival dedicated to it. Trujillo Alto is located just south of San Juan on the northeast part of the island. Get tickets here

June 28th, 2021 – Arepas de Coco de Vieques

“Arepa de Coco” is a Puerto Rican coconut fry bread. The texture is crisp on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside. It’s used as the ideal companion to ceviches and any seafood salad. This dish is native to the Island-Municipality of Vieques, located 19 miles east of the coast of Fajardo. Get tickets here

Discounted package of all three classes

This discounted ticket allows you to enjoy all three classes of Recorrido Isleño with Chef Roberto Pérez.

After registration, we will send you a list of ingredients and the private zoom link for the interactive class. Space is limited to allow for a better experience for everyone.

About Chef Roberto Pérez and Urban Pilón

Roberto Pérez is a chef, musician, and researcher of Afro-Caribbean traditions. He is one of the founding members of acclaimed Afro-Puerto Rican music group, Bomba con Buya, and the co-founder of educational culinary initiative, Urban Pilón.Urban Pilón is a culinary movement with a mission: to honor and preserve cooking traditions from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, while using completely natural, healthy ingredients. With this mission in mind, Roberto serves not only as chef, but as storyteller, sharing the stories of our ancestors through his cooking, classes, and demonstrations. His popular Caribbean cooking courses showcase these stories by teaching both classic and original recipes along with the history behind them.

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