MasterChef Australia Semifinalist Keyma Vasquez and Chef Sergio Tourn Bring a Taste of Venezuela to Melbourne

Eat, Events, Restaurants / 6 April 2023

Foodies in Melbourne, get ready for a tantalizing experience as MasterChef Australia 2022 semifinalist Keyma Vasquez and Head Chef Sergio Tourn from Tino Bar and Restaurant are teaming up to present a unique dining experience. On May 3, the duo will be presenting a four-course set menu, inspired by Keyma’s birthplace, Venezuela.

The menu will be a culinary fusion of Keyma’s Caribbean techniques and Sergio’s modern take on Latin American cuisine. The dishes will feature traditional Venezuelan ingredients like cassava, plantain, and corn, combined with contemporary flavors, resulting in a truly unique gastronomic experience.

The snacks will include the popular tequenos, mandoca, and reina, followed by Vuelve a la vida and pisca andina “tartare”. The main dishes are inspired by the central region of Venezuela, featuring asado negro, roasted vegetables, and palmito salad. And to top off the experience, diners will be treated to a delicious pina colada.

Keyma Vasquez, who is based in Melbourne since 2011, made history on MasterChef Australia 2022 as the first Venezuelan contestant and the first Latina to reach the semifinals week. Throughout the show, Keyma showcased her impressive knowledge of Latin and Caribbean flavors, earning her a place in the top nine contestants and winning the most immunity challenges in the season.

The event will take place at Tino Bar and Restaurant, located at 341 Sydney Road, Brunswick. With limited bookings available, the event is expected to sell out quickly. This exclusive event is perfect for food lovers who want to experience a unique blend of traditional Venezuelan cuisine with a contemporary twist.

In addition to the dining experience, the event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the traditional Venezuelan ingredients and the culinary techniques used to create these dishes. Keyma and Sergio will be on hand to answer any questions and provide insights into the inspiration behind each dish.

This is an event not to be missed by food lovers in Melbourne. The unique combination of Keyma’s Caribbean techniques and Sergio’s modern take on Latin American cuisine is sure to tantalize the taste buds and create a truly unforgettable dining experience. Be sure to secure your spot for this exclusive event and experience the flavours of Venezuela like never before.

Bookings are limited so secure your spot here.