In recent years we have witnessed a multitude of ethnic cuisines filtering into Buffalo. From Ethiopian to Iraqi, the culinary climate is both diverse and delicious. With the introduction of the refugee populations to the West Side, and myriad specialty food purveyors on Elmwood, it’s about time that we began to see the pop-up restaurant concept begin to take hold. On Friday, July 20th (Colombian Independence Day) MarCe Zerrate is planning to introduce Colombian cuisine to Buffalo.
Thanks to our ever-accommodating friends at Ashker’s Café Bistro on Elmwood, Buffalo will be home to a pop-up Colombian restaurant for just one night. “I managed to get a restaurant for a day to celebrate our independence with delicious traditional Colombian food,” MarCe told me. “On Friday, July 20th, (our actual independence day) for dinner we will have a fantastic pre fixe menu in celebration of Colombia. Food will be prepared by Colombians – we will be dressed in our traditional outfits, and there will be Colombian music playing too, it will be like being in Colombia for a day. This will be the first time we will have a restaurant dedicated to preparing Colombian food in the Buffalo city. Ultimately we are planning to open a Colombian restaurant in the area and this would give the people of Buffalo a small taste of what the restaurant would offer. I am always looking for ways to keep our Colombian culture united and alive!”
Learn more about the event and Colombian culture here in Buffalo by visiting facebook. If you are interested in being one of the diners at this exclusive event (Ashker’s is not big), then please send an email to MarCe and reserve your seat or table.