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Culinary Recipe of the Week: Arepas

Posted: January 09, 2018 by: Marketing

"Since my daughter started college four years ago, I have been driving  past this Venezuelan hole in the wall, and always wanted to stop. Last month I finally did, and boy, I wish I had earlier."


"I ordered the Pabellon Arepa - Venezuelan bread made with corn flower stuffed with black beans, shredded pork, queso blanco and fried sweet plantains. It was served with a side of guasacaca (avocado salsa). It was such a delicious combination and would make a great build to showcase multiple Red Arrow products." -- Chef Selena.

Trendspotting:

Arepas will continue to in popularity in 2018, driven by the continued displacement of Venezuelan residents who are settling all over the world, bringing with them this distinct street food snack.

Modern makeovers of the humble arepa, with the likes of White Envelope in Baltimore, Doggi's in Miami and Orale in Mexico City, are pushing the dish to a whole new audience. They can be filled with anything, from slow cooked meats to avocados, eggs and cheeses. We expect them to be one of the foods that many people try for the first time in 2018. The new taco?

Menu Mentions:

  • Pabellon Arepa - La Taguara, Madison, WI
  • Atun Tuneado (the Tuned Tuna) - White Envelope, Baltimore, MD
  • Arepa Santa Barbara - Doggi's, Miami, FL

Flavor Pairings:

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Salad
  • Bean
  • Egg
  • Tomato
  • Avocado

Sources: Chef Selena, Datassential MenuTrends, https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/food-trends-2018-16440/

Culinary Recipe of the Week: Arepas