Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Vive las Verduras

Join David Kinch and 30 chefs, winemakers, and architects as they assemble for three days in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain for the first International Congress of Vegetables or I Congresso "Vive las Verduras" (Enjoy Vegetables). The International Congress will be a point of communication between the gastronomy, science and the technology of the vegetable. Prominent architects Kengo Kuma, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Peter Eisenman will join chefs to address the theme of the day: "Minimalism" on Monday, May 21; "Integration with the Surroundings" on Tuesday, May 22; and "Deconstructionism" on Wednesday, May 23. David Kinch will give a cooking demonstration and discuss the integration of Manresa's biodynamic garden and the restaurant kitchen on Tuesday, May 22.

The Congress will have 30 speakers from 10 countries: Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Brasil, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, and United States. The speakers include (from clockwise above) Ferran Adrià, El Bulli; David Kinch, Manresa; Alain Passard, L'Arpège;
Quique Dacosta, El Poblet; Massimiliano Alajmo, Le Calandre; Martín Berasategui, Lasarte.

Congreso Internacional Vive las Verduras

May 21-23, 2007
Baluarte Palacio de Congresos
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

For more information: Telephone in Spain: 0034 943 41 08 57 or email Visit these websites in Spanish: Vive las Verduras, Lo Mejor de la Gastronomia.