Puerto Rico Comes to Tulsa: ¡Saborea! Taste of Puerto Rico

2010 Puerto Rican Culinary Team

I am very excited to announce that a very cool event is happening this Saturday at the Philbrook Museum here in Tulsa, ¡Saborea! Taste of Puerto Rico.  The Philbrook is hosting the 2010 Puerto Rico National Culinary Team on Saturday September 25, 2010.   The culinary team represents Puerto Rico in multiple national and international competitions and works with the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association to introduce the Puerto Rican culture around the country. Philbrook Museum is one of only two appearances outside of Puerto Rico.  Not only will the event have this incredible culinary team but they will also have live music thanks to Grupo Salsabor, Latin dance lessons and of course food, food and more food.

The 2010 Puerto Rico National Culinary Team consists of Chef Lucía Merino, professor of the Instituto de Banca de San Juan; Chef Francisco Murphy of Murphy’s Cuisine Concept in Ponce; Chef Luis Castillo and Chef Germania Diaz.  Chef Xiomara Rotger of Augusto’s Restaurant will be the pastry chef and Ded Chazulle Rivera is the bartender. The team’s coach is Chef Elvin Rosado, professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Carolina, while the team’s manager is Chef Ariel Rodríguez of Augusto’s Cuisine. He will soon be appearing and competing on Iron Chef America on the Food Network.

That is not all folks there is more!  Thanks to the Foodbuzz’s Foodie Correspondent Program I and a guest get to attend as press.  Yup that is right, I am with the press and he is with me. 😀   Expect to see a post of the event in the near future with lots of pictures fun and food.  I could not be more excited to have a little piece of home right here in Tulsa, OK!

The event will take place at Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 South Rockford Road, on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The cost is $60 per member, and $75 for not-yet members; the member discount is limited to two tickets. For reservation call Jen McCall 918-748-5361 or email JMcCall@Philbrook.org

I am totally stoked!

Menu for Saturday, September 25:

Station I

Alcapurias de Jueyes (Crab & Plantain Turnover)

Pastelillito de cerdo, pollo, mariscos (Pork, Chicken, Seafood Turnover)

Sorullitos de Maiz (Corn Stick)

Arepas de Coco (Coconut Fritters)

Station II

Asopao de Mariscos (Seafood Stew)

Guiso de Gandules y Longaniza (Pigeon Peas & Sausage Stew)

Arroz con Gandules Apastelado

Station III

Cochinillos Asados (Suckling Pig)

Morcillas Fritas (Blood Sausage)

Batata Asada (Roasted Sweet Potatoes)

Yuca al Mojo Casava al mojo

Thanks Foodbuzz & The Phillbrook Museum for hosting such and awesome event.


  1. Jiri says

    The even went off amazingly! The food was fantastic and the chefs said Oklahoma has treated them like rock stars. After the event several of them came out to a Salsa dance at Yokozunas and explored the Blue Dome district.

    Jiri- One of the Folk Dancers

  2. marie says

    This sounds like a wonderful event to attend. To bad I live so far away.
    I live in sunny California in the San Joaquin Valley. I have been to
    Oklahoma many years ago when I was a very young girl actually my grandparents lived there.
    I would love to be at this event to see sounds so good I enjoy Puerto Rican Foods.


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