Opening this fall, will be Washington, D.C.’s first Latin market, boasting 20,000 square feet of culinary and retail vendors, art and culture just two miles from the White House at 1270 4th St. NE. Latin-owned businesses account for $700 billion of the United States economy, and La Cosecha is attracting the attention of some major players within the Latin culinary world.
Chef Iris Veronica Jimenez’s La Casita will offer elevated takes on the street food offerings of larger, open-air markets of El Salvador. Jimenez and her family have fed D.C. for 35 years, beginning with a market stall and now helming a collection of popular restaurants around the area.
Roberto Garza and Estefani Portillo will bring traditional tortillas back to life with Milpa, using the ingredients and techniques of Garza’s grandfather, who opened the family’s first tortilleria in Monterey, Mexico, in 1973. Milpa will source only 100 percent heirloom, non-GMO corn from small farmers across Mexico and the United States, assuring the quality and integrity of tortillas as they were originally intended to be, and preserving tradition and technique for future generations.
Juan Manuel Barrientos will open a second U.S. location of El Cielo at La Cosecha after the success of the first in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Look out for the traditional influence of Colombian culinary heritage reinterpreted with modern techniques like molecular gastronomy.
Mezcal lovers will appreciate the beverage program at Christian Irabién’s modern-Mexican Amparo, while Daniela Senior’s dual-concept Serenta + Zumo will offer fresh juices by day and craft cocktails by evening, alongside plenty of upscale snacks.
Bolivian-American Chef Sebastian Quiroga will serve plant-based fine dining at Ali Pacha, and Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone will launch their first brick-and-mortar location with Peruvian Brothers, offering the sandwiches, empanadas and hot sauces for which they’re beloved. Expect an impressive variety from La Cosecha as it seeks to embody its name, meaning “the harvest,” this fall.
It’s officially the start to the holiday season, so it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve plans. Looking to get out of the house but don’t want to be surrounded by crowds? Check out some of the events going on at LUMA Hotel Times Square.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Christmas is not a Mainland China holiday, but the residents of Guangzhou love to ring in the season. The port city on the Pearl River is full of foreigners who bring the joy of the festivities with them to the region, and Christmas has become a time for celebrating with loved ones in this part of China.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Literature lovers have the chance to explore book settings across Asia with new itineraries available through Insight Guides. Where might your literary-inspired travels take you? Here are five designations Insight Guides recommends for literary inspiration in Asia.