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  • Sabores Latinos, Latin Flavours 4 x 4 - DRINK

  • Sabores Latinos, Latin Flavours 4 x 4 - EAT

  • Sabores Latinos, Latin Flavours 4 x 4 - DANCE

  • Sabores Latinos, Latin Flavours 4 x 4 - CRAFT

Introducing SABORES LATINOS, Latin Flavours 4 x 4

Ventana Fiesta has been reimagined for 2021 with a series of FREE online workshops delivered in chapters covering Latin food, drinks, dance and craft with an Aussie twist.

Each week we will publish the workshops for each chapter below - watch them in your own time at home. Don't forget to download the checklists of items you'll need for each workshop by clicking the links below.

Why Sabores Latinos?

'Sabores' translates to flavours, referring to all senses. '4 x 4' refers to the resilience Latin people show under the motto ‘with nothing they can achieve a lot’. Like a 4-wheel drive that can travel on all terrain, Latin people continue traveling, no matter what obstacle gets in the way!

Explore all four chapters of online workshops below and get ready to experience the vibrant and flavoursome Ventana Fiesta from the comfort of your home.

CHAPTER ONE: EAT

Taste delicious Latin flavours like you've never experienced before! The below food workshops will be available to watch in your own time at home from Thursday 4 March, 2pm. Don't forget to download our handy ingredients list to gather everything you'll need beforehand to create mouthwatering foods to share with your loved ones at home. Most cooking ingredients can be purchased at La Casa Iberica.

All online workshops are FREE.

 (GF) = gluten free; (V) = Vegetarian; (Veg) = Vegan

Simply Spanish Paella with a delicious Aussie twist (GF)

Award-winning Chef Leno (MasterChef Australia guest judge) will show you the secrets to creating Paella with a unique twist by using Australian ingredients - barramundi, Tasmanian pepper and lemon myrtle. Simple, aromatic and delicious.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

Fiesta Mexico with mouth-watering Kangaroo Tacos (GF)

Mexican craving specialists – Chefs Adri and Eddie from Fiesta Mexico - will show you how to make Tacos like you’ve never experienced before! Impress your friends with this incredible new twist on the classic Mexican dish.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia with the Australian Native Herbs (V)  (Veg options)

Chefs Margherita (mother) and Ettore (son) introduce you to their secret recipe for the best Panzerotti on earth. Discover why Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia comes from the passion and love Margherita and Ettore have for their motherland called Puglia and for his products.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 

Antojos with cocktail Arepas for your home party! (GF)

Antojos Chefs Camilo and Lina from Colombia teach you how to make Colombian Arepas. Perfect to share with friends and family, they are traditionally gluten free and you can add the filling you like from vegan to dairy and anything in between. You won’t be disappointed with this staple Caribbean food!

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 

 

CHAPTER TWO: DRINK

Impress your friends with delicious Latin drinks at home. The below drink workshops will be available to watch in your own time at home from Thursday 11 March, 2pm. Don't forget to download our handy ingredients lists to gather everything you'll need.

 (GF) = gluten free; (V) = Vegetarian; (Veg) = Vegan

Son Sabor preparing Mojitos, Cuba Libre + more

Lionel Chavez Espinosa, newly arrived from Cuba will show you the famous Mojitos, Cuba Libre and the Canchanchara, which has not made it to these shores yet!

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 

ChillBro Mexican Paletas presenting Margaritas

Mexican Icy-pole maker Juan de Anda from ChillBro Paletas has combined steps to make this drink easier to prepare. Delicious margaritas made easy! Learn how to decorate and garnish your drink to impress.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 


SABORES LATINOS KIDS: AmazonianAU preparing Berry Drink V + Yuca Bread (GF) (V)

Ecuadorian Chef Cynthia with Federico teach the kids how to make Colada Morada (spiced berry and purple corn drink) which is a traditional Ecuadorian drink made with fruits, spices, and purple corn flour. Drink this along with Yuca Bread - a small tapioca cheesy bread roll from South America.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the Yuca Bread recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the Colada Morada recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 

Grape Connection preparing the top Sangria (GF) (V)

Barman Jason is a man of many talents. In this chapter, he will share how he links communities via harvesting grapes, working in hospitality and welcoming audiences to the FAC. Discover the secrets to making the Spanish staple Sangria with the finest local wine Los Hermanos fom Crittenden Estate.

Download the e-book with ingredients list and the recipe to follow as you watch the online workshop.

 

 

 

CHAPTER THREE: DANCE

Workout and have fun with the whole family at home. The below dance workshops will be available to watch in your own time at home from Thursday 18 March, 2pm.

All online workshops are FREE!

Dance - Capoeira

SABORES LATINOS KIDS:

ACDP Capoeira showing cool acrobatic animal moves

Workout and have fun with the whole family at home! Capoeira isn’t just exercise, it’s an art form expressing freedom through moves accompanied by the sound of life music.

 

 

Dance - Cumbia

Tunjos y Cantaros with La Descarga, learn to be Cumbia

Enjoy learning basic Cumbia steps - a Latin American dance of Colombian origin, similar to salsa and using, percussion, voice and gaita.

 

Dance - Tango

Tango Esencia, it takes two to Tango

Discover a Tango rhythm that has its roots in the poor areas of the ports of Montevideo and Buenos Aires around 1880.

 

Dance - Salsa

 

Southern Cross Salsa for your home party

Esther and Grant from Frankston's local Southern Cross Salsa will teach you all the basic Salsa moves to impress your friends on the dance floor!

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR: CRAFT

With workshops for the whole family, discover various types of Colombian, Mexican, Argentinian and Guatemalan crafts. The below craft workshops will be available to watch in your own time at home from Thursday 25 March, 2pm.

All online workshops are FREE! Don't forget to download our list of items you'll need to to gather before you start creating.

Craft - Tribal_Art

SABORES LATINOS KIDS:

Tribal Art, create your own face and head art

Perfect for the whole family, Maria will guide you to create head and face art with elements you find in your garden, in the kitchen and in the bush.

 

 

Craft - Albrije

Tecolote Mexico, design your own fantasy mascot

Discover Tecolote art with an Australian twist. Make your own Albrije using Mexican inspired artistry. Alebrijes are brightly coloured Mexican folk art paintings or sculptures of fantastical creatures depicting your mascot or favourite animal.

 

Craft - Amelie Ponchos

Amelie Ponchos, learn ways to wear a contemporary poncho.

Discover how weavers from Argentina make textiles and different ways to wear a contemporary poncho. Ponchos are a pre-Columbian attire from the Americas. Get a unique insight into how they are made and worn, whilst learning about this social enterprise

 

Craft - Mundo Maya

 

Mundo Maya, depicting Guatemalan weavers

Watch this craft workshop depicting weavers from Guatemala making beautiful textiles made into Huipiles using different techniques.