our recent zhorigo events
Pictures by Jose Rózon
In a collaboration with Let´s Drunch, Zhorigo hosted an unique gastrocultural experience during Design Week in Santo Domingo, combining gastronomy and art, creating a new space for conversation about identity, biodiversity and techniques on the island and its surroundings. The fascinating location, which was restored just for the pop-up, was located in the heart of the colonial city of Santo Domingo.
The name OZAMIA was a play on words that combined “Ozama”, the river that runs through Santo Domingo and connects the mountains and the sea; and "Zamia Debilis"; the Latin word for Guayiga, the oldest food to be found and still used in the island's cuisine.
ZHORIGO X KAVA
Pictures by Leon Glasnovic
For our first Zhorigo event in Croatia we collaborated with our dear friends from Kava Family and hosted a dinner at their coffee roastery in Split. Together with chef and friend Gino Miodragovic, we created two evenings based on ingredients, wines and the seasons best produce from farmers and winemakers in and around Split.
MAIS MEZCAL MOLE
Pictures by Pascal Grob for Gault Millau Schweiz / Züri isst
For our very first dinner series Zhorigo invited Jorge “Mole” Leon (working at Pujol in Mexico City) and mezcal producer Carlos Moreno from Mezcal Koch in Oaxaca. Creating amazing mezcal cocktail, Alexandra Parcau from Art Cocktail Club in Paris joined our team.
Together with 3 different restaurants (Trube Zollikon, Bauernschänke and Gamper) chef Olivier Bur and the team created unique evenings. Each dinner highlighted Mexican produce and the 3 star ingredients; mais, mezcal and mole.
ZHORIGO X CASA QUIEN
Pictures by Elisa Bergel Melo
In collaboration with Casa Quien and Estudio dos Gardenias in Santo Domingo,
Zhorigo brought a piece of Switzerland across the Atlantic. For one special evening we held a dinner and conversation about diversity, origins and produce in the heart of the Colonial city in the capital of Dominican Republic.
ZHORIGO TROMPO X CENTRAL
July until September 2020
Pictures by Pascal Grob
For our very first pop-up in Zurich, we teamed up with the fantastic team at Central Bar. The Zhorigo Trompo Team took over the window and served tacos, paletas and cocktails all summer long. Our mission was to bring a piece of Mexico to the streets of Zurich, using as much Swiss and organic produce and ingredients as possible. We got our masa freshly milled from the local company Masamor and served handpressed tortillas to every order.
We also gathered some of our friends from the gastro-bizz in Switzerland, made up a Family Fiesta and sent special tacos flying out of the window. Big thanks to our guest taqueros/taqueras for making it happen.
ZHORIGO X EXER
Together with Naomi Biaduo, Amanda Wassmer-Bulgin and Olivier Bur,
Zhorigo created two special evenings at Bar Exer, all about Caribbean origins.
ZHORIGO X JELMOLI
Pictures by Pascal Grob
In collaboration with Jelmoli Food Market, Zhorigo held a workshop discovering the origins of the Peruvian kitchen. The cooking class was followed by a 4 course dinner paired with lovely Pisco Sours made by Barrancos Chef de Bar.
The night was hosted by chef Luis Carlos Ventocilla from Gaston Acurio's "Manko" in Paris alongside the Zürich based chef Olivier Bur and "La Peruana Pisco" that makes handcrafted Nikkei Pisco, supporting small independent grape growers.
ZHORIGO X CARIBBEAN ART INITIATIVE
Pictures by Lara von Allmen
Zhorigo got the honors to be a part of the opening of the exhibition One month after being known in that Island, curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola together with the Caribbean Art Initiative.