Starting Thursday, June 5th CODEVISA and Old San Juan will celebrate its 11th Old San Juan Culinary Fest. This year, they will be presenting the largest gastronomic festival in Puerto Rico. With the participation of 40 restaurants, the festival will include not only the south part of Calle Forteleza but also a zone of 6 streets where the 40 restaurants are located.
In addition, the festival will offer eight different stages where there will be a variety of musical presentations. No matter whether you prefer Cuban, Brazilan, Puerto Rican, or just plain Jazz, there will always be some music to your liking somewhere. The highlight of the musical performers will be a presentation by the Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra. They will perform at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 6th in Plaza Colón.
During the festival, the "código de orden público" or Public Order Code will be lifted. That means that you'll be able to carry open containers of alcohol, while walking down the streets of Old San Juan. "Woo Whoo," he says in his best Homer Simpson impersonation.
A partial schedule for some of the key activities for Sal! pa' SoFo follows:
Thursday, June 5th:
- 6:00 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Honorable Jorge Santini, Mayor of San Juan
Fortaleza Esq. O'Donnell
- 7:30 p.m. - Flair Show, Sr. Manuel Picón, National Bartending Champion
Plaza Arturo Somohano
- 6:00 p.m. - Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra
- 4:00 p.m. - Waiter Races (Carrera de los Mozos)
Plazas Colón and Arturo Somohano
- 6:00 p.m. - Benny's Balloon
Demonstration of the confection of balloon figures
- 6:30 p.m. - Mini Chef
Demonstration of plates prepared by children
From Chef Rita Rosado de Sweet Cow and Rita's Cuisine