Cuatro Festival

The Cuatro Festival is considered one of the largest Puerto Rican cultural events in the Midwest, and it's right here in Chicago.
November 3, 2013 7:03:20 AM PST
The Cuatro Festival is considered one of the largest Puerto Rican cultural events in the Midwest, and it's right here in Chicago.

The cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico and a symbol of the culture's holiday traditions, which include music and food. It's a program of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. Jose Allende, Executive Chef and Owner of Coco Restaurant, and Juan Qui?ones, Head Chef, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to tell us about the 15th Anniversary Cuatro Festival and to give us a taste of Puerto Rico.

15th Anniversary Cuatro Festival at Harris Theater
November 9, 2013
7 p.m.
Harris Theater at Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph Dr.
Chicago

Admission/ Ticket Prices: $25, $50, $75, $100
Buy online www.harristheaterchicago.org or in person at the Harris Theater box office.

For more information:
773-342-8865
www.praachicago.org
www.facebook.com/PuertoRicanArtsAlliance
www.harristheaterchicago.org/events/2013-2014-season/cuatro-festival

Chef Juan's Recipe:

Monfongo Relleno de Bistec en Salsa
Ingredients:
1 1/2 Plantains
1/2 - Olive Oil
1 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic
1 1/2 Teaspoon Butter
Sirloin Steak
Adobo Season
Salsa Criolla
Toppings: Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mayonnaise, American cheese

Preparation: Peel a Green Plantain.
Slice in two pieces, then fry for 7-10 mins. at 350 degrees in a fryer. In a pot fryer, just make sure it's as high as you can get french fries to a crispy state.
Remove plantain, and then smash down on a large plate to get the plantain flattened (such as bread six inches long)
Add steak and toppings.


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