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Sunday, June 17, 2012

EXPHORE Hotel & Restaurant Expo 2012 - Costa Rica

Hotels and Restaurants Industry Expo

WHEN: Tuesday to Thursday - June 19 to 21, 2012 - 11am-8pm

It is an event with over 200 exhibition booths at industry vendors with products, services, activities and competitions. EXPHORE is a center

business that allows suppliers to introduce new products, strengthen customer relationships and acquiring new accounts. It also allows visitors to use the meeting a wide variety of suppliers to identify opportunities that will help make your business more efficient and linkages with suppliers esterchar actuals

The Hotel and Restaurant Expo has reserved a space free of gluten, in which the Celiac Association will be present with their choices for restaurants looking to focus on this option to their customers.

With over 1500 products serving customers, an experimental kitchen and the area's largest frozen all its shops, MAYCA

Barista Competiccion
At Expo Hotels & Restaurants, Exphore 2012, the fair sector providers, this year we want to have the barista to prepare the best cup of coffee in Costa Rica and to find the Barista Challenge invited to participate, today will be the first round of the Challenge and held in the Cafeteria Spoon, located in Plaza Antares, off the rotunda of the Flag, in Montes de Oca.El Barista Challenge is made for the fourth year, and is an initiative that aims to improve the quality of the coffee consumed in Costa Rica and promote the work and creativity of the baristas.
According to Manuel said Dinarte, Barista Coffee, and creator of the idea, the Barista Challenge is an opportunity for improvement, "with this competition aims to raise the quality of the coffee consumed in Costa Rica, participants demonstrate their creativity but also art must choose a great coffee in their preparations. "

Dinarte also noted that the Challenge is an opportunity for baristas to prepare for other competitions such as the National Championship, as the dynamics is equal to the international competition, which is scored from the technical contact with the judges, presentation and flavor.
Tuesday May 8, 2:00 pm at Antares Place Spoon
Wednesday May 9, 9:00 am, in Indoor Club
Tuesday May 15, 11:00 am at Cafe Barista
Wednesday May 16, 2:00 pm at Café Kalas
Tuesday May 22, 2:00 pm at Café Cercone
Wednesday May 23, 2:00 pm, in CICAFE
Tuesday May 29, 2:00 pm at Café Don Mayo
They are: Ricardo Quesada, Enrique Morales, Roberto Molina and Manuel Dinarte.

Culinary Cup of the Americas
Barista Challenge
XHR Award
Parade uniforms
Competition for hotel rooms
Come EXPHORE 2012 to see the grand finale of the Culinary Cup.

INPUT: 3,000-colones for 3 days. Students and older adults - 2,000-colones
WHERE: Hotel Barcelo Palma Real -
 - 800mtrs east of the train station on your right you see a sign that says Predregal further 100 mtrs more to the east and there is on the right events Pedregal (white flags) and sign Pedregal.

Contaco: 2-231-6722 xt. 144 - Marisol - Katherine Ferreto /

EXPHORE – Expo – Hoteles y Restaurantes

http://Facebook.com/Exphore  /  http://Exphore.com   /  http://ApetitoEnLinea.com

CUANDO:  Martes al Jueves  – 19-21 Junio  -  11am-8pm

Es un evento con mas de 200 stands en exposición de proveedores de la industria con productos, servicios, actividades y concursos. EXPHORE es un centro

de negocios que permite a proveedores introducir nuevos productos, fortalecer relaciones con los clientes y adquirir nuevas cuentas. Además, permite a los visitantes aprovechar la reunión de una amplia variedad de suplidores para identificar oportunidades que le ayuden a hacer mas eficiente su negocio, así como esterchar vínculos con sus proveedores actuals

Exphore LIBRE de GLUTEN!! 
La feria Expo Hoteles y Restaurantes ha reservado un espacio libre de gluten, en el que la Asociación de Celiacos estará presente con sus alternativas para los restaurantes que buscan enfocarse en esta opción para sus clientes.

Con más de 1500 productos al servicio de los clientes, una cocina experimental y el área de congelados más grande de todas sus tiendas, MAYCA

Barista Competiccion
En Expo Hoteles y Restaurantes, Exphore 2012, la feria de proveedores del sector, este año queremos tener al barista que prepare la mejor taza de café de Costa Rica y para encontrarlo el Reto Barista los invitó a participar, hoy será la primera eliminatoria del Reto y tendrá lugar en la Cafetería Spoon, ubicada en Plaza Antares, frente a la rotonda de la Bandera, en Montes de Oca.El Reto Barista se realiza por cuarto año, y es una iniciativa que tiene como propósito elevar la calidad del café que se consume en Costa Rica y promover el trabajo y la creatividad de los baristas.
Según comentó Manuel Dinarte, del Café del Barista, y creador de la idea, el Reto Barista es una oportunidad para mejorar, “con esta competencia se busca elevar la calidad del café que se consume en Costa Rica, los participantes demuestran su creatividad pero además de la técnica deben elegir un excelente café en sus preparaciones”.

Dinarte  además  señaló que el Reto es una oportunidad para que los baristas se preparen para otras competencias, como el Campeonato Nacional, puesto que la dinámica es igual a la de una competencia internacional, donde se califica desde la técnica, contacto con los jueces, presentación y sabor.
Martes 8 de Mayo, 2pm, en Spoon Plaza Antares
Miércoles 9 de Mayo, 9:00 am, en Indoor Club
Martes 15 de Mayo, 11:00 am, en Café del Barista
Miércoles 16 de Mayo, 2:00 pm, en Kalas Café
Martes 22 de Mayo, 2:00 pm, en Café Cercone
Miércoles 23 de Mayo, 2:00 pm, en Cicafe
Martes 29 de Mayo, 2:00 pm, en Café Don Mayo
Los jueces son: Ricardo Quesada, Enrique Morales, Roberto Molina y Manuel Dinarte.

Copa Culinaria de las Américas
Reto Barista
Premio XHR
Desfile de uniformes
Concurso de habitaciones de hotel
Venga a EXPHORE 2012 para ver la gran final de la Copa Culinaria.

ENTRADA:  3,000-colones por 3 dias.  Estudiantes y adultos mayors – 2,000-colones

DONDE:  Hotel Barcelo Palma Real  -  http://barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/en_GB/hotels/Costa-Rica/San-Jose-de-Costa-Rica/hotel-barcelo-palma-real/general-description.aspx
DIRECCION:  San Antonio de Belén Heredia - CENTRO DE EVENTOS PREDREGAL -  800mtrs al este de la Estación del tren, a mano derecha se ve un letrero que dice Predregal siga 100 mtrs mas hacia el este y ahí estará a su derecha Eventos Pedregal (banderas blancas) y con letrero de Pedregal.

CONTACO: 2-231-6722 xt. 144 – Marisol - Katherine Ferreto  

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