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Punta del Este Food & Wine Festival

BY Lisa Lindblad

October 13, 2014

FullSizeRender[1]Where else in the world would you find the bottom of your road blocked off by spreadeagled carcasses?  At the Punta del Este Food & Wine Festival, set up in the Garzon villa square yesterday morning for the final event of the two-day event.  By far the most successful venue of the weekend, the plaza never looked as wonderful, with long communal tables set up next to tented chef stations where everything from ceviche to suckling pig, and vintners from all over the countryside came to share their products and talents.  The only intense heat on this beautiful spring day was around the coal fires that roasted pig, beef and lamb to tender perfection.

And we had a sneak preview of the most important addition to our village that I have seen since my arrival 7 years ago – Bodegas Garzon will open December 1st, but we had a glimpse of the style they will bring to our square as well as the amenities they will sell..their Colinas Garzon wines, oils and almonds, a panaderia that will have delicious breaks, a wine bar and comfortable seating on the verandah.  Heaven!

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The Mallmann Diaspora