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Gastronomia Rio 2012, Culinary Fest in Rio

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio Gastronomia, the city’s largest annual culinary festival, will be taking place from August 16th to 26th, boasting ten days of gourmet-style celebration throughout Rio. The event aims to showcase fine dining and promote the art of cooking, as many restaurants take the opportunity to offer a special set menu throughout the festival.

Rio Gastronomia is produced by O Globo in partnership with RioTur (Rio's tourism authority) and SindRio (union of hotels restaurants and bars). Pedro de Lemare, president of SindRio, explains the purposes of the event . . .

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