Welcome to Hispanic Lifestyle, I’m your host Richard Sandoval and in this edition:
We celebrate Brazilian Culture, and we enjoy some terrific tastes. Its a perfect day for festivals and food, in this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle.
A first for Hispanic Lifestyle was attending an event organized by the Cultural Affairs section of the Brazilian Consulate General office. The one day event is known simply as “Brazilian Day”.
Segment: Sergio Mielniczenko
In this segment we meet Sergio Mielniczenko one of the events key organizers. Sergio gets us started by describing the elements of the Annual celebration.
Caption: The Culture of Brazil
We asked Sergio to talk about the types vendors that were supporting Brazilian Day.
Caption: Brazilian Pride
Sergio also writes and produces The Brazilian Hour that is broadcasted on radio stations throughout the United States. Sergio talks about the weekly program and his passion to share his Brazilian culture with America.
Segment: The Consul of Brazil
We next had a chance to meet Jose Alfredo Graca Lima-Consul General for Brazil. In this segment, the Consul talks about the creation of Brazilian day.
Caption: The Service Area of the Consulate
Consul Lima talks about the purpose of the Consulate office.
Caption: The Economy of Brazil
We finished our conversation with the Consul by talking about what lies ahead for Brazil.
Segment: Silvios BBQ
We next had a chance to meet a couple vendors who were celebrating a great day of Brazilian Culture in the California Sun.
Caption: Brazilian BBQ vs American
Silvio talks about the restaurant business and his love for participating in big events.
Caption: On the Menu
We finish our conversation with Silvio by asking about future plans for his style of BBQ.
Segment: SHAVED ICE
We could not leave the event with out having satisfing our sweet tooth. Next up we meet Mauricio who with business partner Louis start a “Shaved Ice” business to supplement their income. Mauricio talks about heritage and starting the business.
Caption: The Shaved Ice Experience.
Taste of Newport
Hispanic Lifestyle spent the afternoon at the Taste of Newport. This was our first trip out to the annual event which featured several restaurants, entertainment and tastee libations.
Right off the bat we meet Jesse Gonzales of Back Bay Bistro who talked about the restaurant and their menu.
Caption: On The Menu
We finished our visit with Jesse by asking about the staff and if he would describe the perfect Back Bay Bistro dinning experience.
Segment: Taste of Libations
Another first for Hispanic Lifestyle was a visit with mixologist who prepared a few libations for us to sample. (Pablo Juan, Portfolio Ambassador Bacardi USA)
Caption: Grey Goose Citro Lemodrop
Caption: Rasberry Mojito
Caption: The Newport Breeze
Segment: El Tarasco
We finished off the day having some tacos at El Tarasco. Giving us the background of the family owned restaurant is Giselle Portero. (Giselle Portero, El Tarasco)
Caption: On the Menu
We finish our conversation with Giselle, by asking about the future of El Tarasco.
GREY GOOSE® LE CITRON FRESH BERRY LEMONADE INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka Fresh-squeezed lemonade 5 raspberries 1 tsp sugar
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries with sugar. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Top with GREY GOOSE and lemonade. Present with raspberries and a lemon.
This cocktail features the perfect union of sweet, ripe berries and tart lemonade. Ex- plore variations on this drink by substituting other berries when they are in season, such as blackberries or blueberries.
• 12 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, sliced
- 1 1/2 oz. BACARDI® Rum
- 2 tablespoon simple syrup or sugar
- club soda
Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves & 1/2 lime. Cover with 2 tablespoons simple syrup or sugar; top with ice. Add 1/2 oz. of BACARDI® Rum & top with club soda. Stir well & garnish with a sprig of mint & a lime.