September 13, 2016

Estrella Damm Presents the Second Annual US Gastronomy Congress

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Estrella Damm proudly presents the second annual Gastronomy Congress, taking place in Miami on Monday, September 26th, in conjunction with world-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, alongside an all-star lineup of international culinary personalities. The highly anticipated event will feature a live cooking demonstration and an engaging discussion, led by local James Beard award winning chef, Michelle Bernstein, who will hone in on “The Challenge of Contemporary Cuisine.”


An esteemed brand ambassador for the Barcelona-based brewery, Chef Adrià is known for avant-garde, deconstructionist cuisine that has changed culinary history. The world’s most awarded chef and winner of “Chef of the Decade,” Adrià rose to fame as the head chef of elBulli, a three-star Michelin restaurant that has continuously been rated No. 1 among the world’s best restaurants, with five accolades from Restaurant Magazine. Intent on being at the forefront of Miami’s rapid culinary evolution, Estrella Damm is honored to welcome Ferran Adrià back to the city of Miami, alongside an all-star lineup of chefs.


Joining Adrià at the Congress is Jorge Muñoz, head chef at Michelin starred Nikkei restaurant Pakta, part of Albert Adrià’s notorious elBarri Group in Barcelona; Aaron Mulliss, head chef at The Hand and Flowers, the first Gastropub to receive two stars in The Michelin Guide, and holder of four AA rosettes; and Nick Beardshaw, head chef at The Coach, Tom Kerridge’s second venture, holding Michelin Bib Gourmand, three AA Rosettes and voted no. 3 Gastropub in the UK.


Also new to this year’s Gastro Congress is a selection of Miami restaurants that have been chosen to prepare a culinary experience paired with Estrella Damm. Local chefs include Miguel Aguilar of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Diego Muñoz of 1111 Peruvian Bistro, Eileen Andrade of Finka Table & Tap, Jimmy Carey of Jimmy’z Kitchen and Victor Santos of Tuyo at the Culinary Institute.


Earlier in the day, Chef Adrià and the other featured chefs will be conducting a private demonstration with Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) students. Estrella Damm will also present a $5,000 scholarship to MCI during the student demonstration.


WHAT - A unique and exclusive live event, exploring the theme of contemporary gastronomy, featuring  the creative culinary skills and demonstrations of four of the world’s leading chefs.


WHEN - Monday, September 26th, 2016

5pm to 5:30 pm - Press Conference with Ferran Adrià

6pm to 7:30pm - A culinary experience prepared by local Miami restaurants, paired with Estrella

7:30pm to 9:30pm - Gastro Congress

9:30pm to 11pm - VIP event at Tuyo, including meet & greet with Ferran Adrià and other chefs


WHERE - Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center

245 NE 4th Street, Building 3, Room 3210, 2nd Floor, Miami FL 33132


TICKETS - A limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at

GA: $75 (retail value $200)

VIP: $125 (retail value $250, includes VIP reception at Tuyo, 9:30pm-11pm with Ferran Adrià + chefs)

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