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Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

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  In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for…

Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

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  In Puerto Rico, we LOVE the holiday season (we are said to have one of the longest ones!) and it’s the perfect excuse for us to indulge in delectable dishes. For those looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays, here is one of our favorites that you can try this year….

Classic Mofongo Recipe

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Welcome back to our Plantain Recipe Series. Today we dive into another classic: MOFONGO! This fried garlicky mash made with fried plantains is comfort food at its finest. Eat it as a side or top it with a protein like fresh lobster in a garlic white wine sauce. It’s even more delicious than it sounds!…

Sofrito Recipe

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Sofrito: The Flavor of Latin-American Cuisine By Chef Daniela Rivera Sofrito – It’s the condiment or “sazón” that gives Latin American cuisine its distinct flavor. Each country has a variation of sofrito and Puerto Rico is no exception. What makes sofrito in Puerto Rico different from those in the rest of Latin America would be…

El Yunque Treehouse

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You jumped in a cold yet revitalizing waterfall, hiked some scenic trails and even saw a coquí frog. But now your stomach is grumbling and you need to remedy the situation before you start considering eating what looks like a delicious red berry (and is actually a poisonous seed). Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!…

ARETE & The Lemon Experience

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I fondly remember my ARETĒ nights. So much excitement, so much build-up for the unforgettable 6-course meals prepared by Chef Mario Juan and proudly served by Kali & Bria Solak. Usually capped at 6 guests, the wait at times was two to three months. I of course, would frequently call and plead to be put…