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Bringing together more than eighty foodie initiatives and live music over one weekend, Degusto takes place this year on May 25 and 26 in Carrasco.

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Chefs, growers and foodtrucks offer you a wide variety of foods and beverages including Uruguayan classics like chivitos (our piled-high steak sandwiches), parrilla (Uruguay’s infamous barbecue), pasta (another Uruguayan favourite), vegan and vegetarian food, specialist coffee, homemade icecream, organic products and craft beers.

Choose from lunch, dinner or “merienda” (Uruguayan high tea). The fair is open from midday each day.

There are raffles, talks and cooking classes for adults and children. The kiddies can be parked in “children’s zones” with special activities and games especially for them.

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Map: The main entrance is located on Arocena, the main street in Carrasco. On the left, on Lieja Street, you will find the market zone (in orange). On the right, two different cellar zones (violet), and the stage where live bands will play. The talks will take place in the center of the square (where it says “charlas”). You can also find a bicycle zone on Arocena, and the toilets on Eduardo Couturo street. All the foodtrucks will be located along Costa Rica, together with the children‘s zone (in pink).

For most up to date information, check Degusto on Facebook

What: Degusto Feria Gastronomica
When: Over one weekend in May and October
Where: Parque Grauert (Av Arocena and Lieja) in Carrasco
Cost: Entrance is free

Contributor: Ximena Serra for Guru’Guay

Photos: Degusto Montevideo

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