This October 1, the Flavor Fusion Fest, led by award-winning chef Amilkar Gonell in association with his counterparts Maria Marte and Pamela Gonell, will be held in New York City, United States. The event will break Guinness World Records with the world’s largest mangú.
Mangú is the most representative dish of the Dominican Republic and will be served during this unprecedented gastronomic celebration to break the current record of 645 pounds (292.7 kg), made in New York City in 2017.
The mangú will be presented in a giant mold made of stainless steel with the silhouette of the Dominican Republic, designed by architect José Báez Liberata, of BJCM Engineers Architects Builders.
“We are very excited to be able to present this festival to the public. We have been working hard on all the details for over a year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be one of the biggest celebrations of Latin American gastronomy like never seen before in New York City,” said Chef Gonell as he extended the invitation to this special event.
He added, “We are giving this traditional Dominican dish a touch of haute cuisine and adding a pinch of North American flavors, with the aim of embracing two cultures in a culinary brotherhood.
This year the Dominican Republic is the guest country, but in future editions we want to present more of Latin American cuisine to New York and the world.