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The line up for the international food conference Mesamerica, organized by the Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, has been announced with David Thompson, Mario Batali, Alice Waters, Rodrigo Oliveira and Danny Bowien all confirmed speakers at the event.
Mesamerica will take place in Mexico city May 20th - 22nd with thousands of food lovers and chefs expected to attend a range of talks covering the whole spectrum of food.
This year will also see the organization launch two new events with Mesa Abierta and Mesa Maco. Mesa Maco will take place February 5-9th with a range of free events in museums, galleries and public spaces. Visitors will also be of given the chance to enjoy a meal prepared by a group of Mexico's best chefs.
Mesa Abierta begins March 20th - 23rd and will turn attention away from Mexico city and towards the award winning travel destination of San Miguel de Allende. Producers, distributors, artisans, chefs, and journalists will gather in San Miguel de Allende to sample products and dishes from one of Mexico's most exciting culinary destinations.
Below is a full list of those chefs taking part in 2014 events. For now, here's FDL's report from Mesamerica 2013.
Edgar Nuñez – Sud777, Mexico City, DF
Daniel Olvadia – Paxia, Mexico City, DF
Sonia Arias – Jaso, Mexico City, DF
Rick Bayless – Topolobampo and FronteraGrill, USA
Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli - Frankies Spuntino, USA
Mauro Colagreco – Mirazur, France
Benito Molina – Manzanilla, Mexico
Jorge Vallejo – Quintonil, Mexico
Elena Reygadas – Rosetta, Mexico
Ricardo Muñoz Zurita – Azul y Oro, Mexico
Dante Ferrero – Neuquén, Mexico
Mario Batali – Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Eataly, USA
Danny Bowien – Mission Resturants, USA
Danny Gelb – Director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, USA
Tato Giavannoni – Mixologist, Argentina
Rodrigo Oliveira – Mocotó, Brazil
David Thompson – Nahm, Bangkok
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo – Animal, USA
Alice Waters – Chez Panisse, USA
Pierre Hermé – Pierre Hermé Paris, France
Jordi Butrón – Espaisucre – Spain
Oriol Balaguer – Oriol Balaguer Chocolates, Spain