Invited Regions

Activities

Screenings

EL SOMNI (Spanish and Catalan w/ English subt.)

24 March 2015 | Kino Victoria I
18:00 – 19:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

A 12-course opera, a 12-act banquet. The consummate, multi-disciplinary, analogous, digital, real, dreamlike, cybernetic and gastronomic work. Opera, electronics, poetry, 3D, performing arts, song, philosophy, art, cinema, music and cuisin.

Details: El Somni | Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles | Franc Aleu, 2013 | Spain | Format: Bluray. I 83 min.

A COUNTRY TO FEED UPON. Gran Canaria, a la sombra del Nublo. (Spanish w/ English subt.)

25 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
18:00 – 18:45 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

The shadow of the great Nublo rock, magic mountain to the old inhabitants of the island of Gran Canaria, guides our friends on their journey across this land. They will discover a continent in miniature full of surprises, of food and traditions kept intact or recovered from ages past.

Details: Un país para comérselo. Gran Canaria, a la sombra del Nublo | Spanish with English subtitles | Juan Echanove, 2010 | Spain | Format: DVD | 40 min.

A COUNTRY TO FEED UPON. Burgos, raíces. (Spanish w/ English subt.)

25 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
18:00 – 18:45 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

Ana starts her food journey across Burgos at the site where it all began: Atapuerca. From the site of our ancestors she travels across a land whose beauty seems rooted to the earth, a region rich in history and food traditions waiting to be discovered.

Details: Un país para comérselo. Burgos, raíces | Spanish with English subtitles | Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | Format: DVD | 50 min.

Exhibitions

Food Photography

SPAIN’S ELEVEN: ELEVEN GASTRONOMY ICONS FROM SPAIN

24-31 March 2015 | Deichmanske bibliotek Majorstuen
Harald Hårfagresgt. 2, 0363, Oslo

A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from chesses to wine to olive oil, its fish preserves spices or its coveted ham.

Details: 13 works. Origin: Foods from Spain / Icex. Technique: Photography. Dimensions: 42×54.

FOOD (RE?)GENERATIONS

24-31 March 2015 | Deichmanske bibliotek Majorstuen
Harald Hårfagresgt. 2, 0363, Oslo

A double take into Spanish cuisine. The exhibition, in the form of photographic pairs, presents Spanish culinary tradition and culinary avant-garde as two simultaneous realities encouraging the spectator to imagine the interaction between them and the infinite resulting versions.

Details: : 12 works. Origin: Foods from Spain / Icex. Technique: Photography. Dimensions: 40×40.

Book Exhibit

FOODPRINTS

9-31 March 2015 | Deichmanske bibliotek Majorstuen
Harald Hårfagresgt. 2, 0363, Oslo

Concurring with El Mes del Español, the Library at Deichmanske bibliotek, Majorstuen (Oslo) hosts this exhibition of Spanish coockbooks and gastronomy . A collection of books in which to discover the foods, traditions, recipes, philosophy and the most delicious literature around Spanish food.

Details: Origin: Embajada de España in Norway and Editorial Everest.

Round tables

THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPANISH GASTRONOMY

24 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
19:30 – 20:00 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

Join us after the screening for an open discussion with Firo Vázquez & Benjamin Caballero about the revolution that Spanish cuisine has experienced in the past few years and the new challenges that it faces.

Firo Vázquez, is the head chef and owner of restaurant El Olivar, holder of a Repsol Sun distinction. Tireless culinary innovator, he has received the Spanish National Restaurant Award to Innovation 2014 and is Ambassador to Facyre (Federation of Spanish Chefs and Patissiers) for the Region of Murcia.

Benjamin Caballero, is the executive chef of restaurants Botein and Dehesa de la Tordecilla. Chef, consultant and culinary instructor at a number of educational institutions, Benjamín likes to explore and recreate culinary memories. He is President of the Culinary Association of the Extremadura Region.

CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY


25 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
19:00 – 19:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

After the Wednesday screening we will have the chance to speak about Spanish traditional cuisine with Thomas Leeb and Cato Pedersen, two chefs who reenact it every day from the two opposite ends of Europe.

Thomas Leeb, is a renowned chef and owner of restaurant “THOMAS ALGO” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has been awarded his first Repsol Sun by the Spanish Restaurant Guide for his locale, where he strives to offer best quality at reasonable prices.

Cato Pedersen, head chef and owner of restaurant BON LIO in Oslo, where he offers a culinary experience with Mediterranean roots and a strong Spanish influence. Pedersen’s locale is currently one of the most acclaimed gastrobars in Norway.

TRADITION / INNOVATION

26 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
19:00 – 19:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

After the screening we will talk with two young Spanish chefs, Antonio Arrabal and Alberto Molinero, about the modern interpretations of Spanish cuisine.

Antonio Arrabal, has over 14 years of experience in different high end establishments and leads, since 2002, the restaurant at Hotel Abba’s in Burgos. He was finalist in the first edition of Top Chef in Spain.

Alberto Molinero, has trained with some of the most renowned chefs in Spain and leads already three different restaurants: “Lola”, “La Roca” and “Al dente”. Winner of the Castilla y León annual Chef Championship (2014).

Workshops

WINES & BITES

24 March 2015 | Mathallen Oslo
19:00 – 21:00 | Maridalsveien 17, 0175, Oslo
Gran Canaria takes over Mathallen’s March Wine Club session to show us its surprising wines and how to best combine them with the island’s flavors.

In this special session we will be accompanied by Chef Thomas Leeb, the owner and head chef of “Thomas Algo?” in Gran Canaria.

Leeb will prepare for us a selection of tapas inspired in the island’s gastronomy and show us how to best match them with these new wines. A very special session that is sure to inspire the food and wine explorer in you.

Thomas Leeb
is a renowned chef in Gran Canaria, Euro-toques regional representant, member of Slow Food and selected to the final as Best Cook of the Canary Islands in 2011, 2012, 2013. He owns and manages restaurant “Thomas-algo?” in Las Palmas, where he strives to offer the highlest quality at the best price.

MASTERCLASS – MODERN SPANISH TAPAS

26 March 2015 | Kulinarisk Akademi
11:00 – 13:00 | Maridalsveien 17, 0175, Oslo

Discover the secrets of modern Spanish Tapas with our visiting chefs, Alberto Molinero and Antonio Arrabal.On this demo and hands-on class our visiting chefs will take you on a journey of their home region, Burgos, and share with you the secrets of the Spanish tapas philosophy.

The class includes a tasting of all the dishes prepared, accompanied by wine from the region.

Antonio Arrabal

chas over 14 years of experience in different high end establishments and leads, since 2002, the restaurant at Hotel Abba’s in Burgos. He was finalist in the first edition of Top Chef in Spain.

Alberto Molinero

has trained with some of the most renowed chefs in Spain and leads already three different restaurants: “Lola”, “La Roca” and “Al dente”. Winner of the Castilla y León annual Chef Championship (2014).

Tastings

SPANISH FOODS IN NORWAY

24 March 2015 |Kino Victoria
19:30 – 20:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo
Ambia Tours will offer us this tasting of meat products and wine from the Utiel-Requena region. Very close to the Meditarranean, this area has been making wine for more than 2.500 years. We will also taste the excellent extra virgen olive oil that Soleae produces from their centennial olive groves with ecological methods.

TAPAS & WINES FROM GRAN CANARIA

25 March 2015 |Kino Victoria
19:30 – 20:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

Gran Canaria shares with us some of the products that are hidden in its steep and varied geography, with the promise to show us many more on our next trip to the island. Come and discover the food that paradise was hiding.

TAPAS & WINES FROM BURGOS

26 March 2015 | Kino Victoria
19:30 – 20:30 | Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo

Burgos, land where tradition meets modernity, will offer us the best of its traditional foods combined with the creativity of its young chefs. The tasting will be accompanied by the region’s wines, part of the well-known Ribera de Duero wine region.

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