The Raíces gastronomic fair opens its doors this Thursday at the Guayaquil Convention Center, as has happened in the last five October editions, but this time 30% of the capacity is allowed, due to restrictions due to the COVID-pandemic. 19.
The organization of the event indicated that a maximum of 2,327 visitors will be able to stay in the avenue of the Americas. And he indicated that through the application Mis Huecas Raíces you can find out the offer of typical dishes, place orders, collect them outdoors, as well as the possibility of programming access times to the fair.
Raíces 2020 registers 27 holes or dining rooms that were distinguished in the previous five editions, but this time there will be no competition for the Culinary Stars of Gold, Silver and Bronze, or for special mentions, but the typical flavor is guaranteed. The event will last four days.
Gustavo Chero, winner of Raíces 2017 with a ceviche baptized as a mattress breaker, was convinced that the contest will maintain its success, despite the economic blow that families have suffered as a result of the pandemic.
He maintained that the population has shown that they take precautions regarding the virus and that they as exhibitors promote confidence by adopting measures to minimize the risk of contagion.
Chero owns the Gust Conchas picanteria, which serves the Sauces 9 market, north of the city, and has a branch in the Mercado del Río, on the Malecón Simón Bolívar, downtown.
Andrés Segovia participates in Raíces offering fried sea bass. Before he did it with the leg broth. His restaurant is in Samanes 1, north.
“I’ve been in the food business for 17 years. Here we go with faith, I am grateful that Raíces has given me a boost, ”explained Segovia, who in addition to à la carte dishes offers lunch.
The manabita Mariuxi Alvarado is also another exhibitor and her specialty is the Moors, including those of corn, which is served with roast chicken.
He has been in his local Sauces 5 for 17 years. “I had a tent, and my clients said ‘Let’s go to the tent’, that’s why Moros de la Carpita stayed,” he said.
On the opening day the presence of Mayor Cynthia Viteri is expected. In addition to the gastronomic offer, virtual talks have been scheduled, given by renowned chefs.
On Friday 9, in the commemoration of the 200 years of independence of Guayaquil, and on Saturday 10, face-to-face talks are planned with an interactive table format, where fifteen national chefs (owners of holes and local restaurants) will share experiences about their recipes.
Citizens can visit the fair from 09:00 to 21:00. Entrance tickets are available ($ 1 adults and $ 0.50 children and seniors) at the place or on the site www.raicesecuador.com, where they can indicate the time of attendance to avoid crowds.
In previous appointments, the Raíces fair has registered 70,000 visits on average in its total days of service.
This is the list of participating holes