Quepos will be the site of the Festival Gastronómico y del Cebiche Nov. 15 and 16. This is the first edition of the festival featuring raw fish basted in lemon juice.
Cebiche or ceviche is a traditional Latin American dish that probably originated in Perú long before the Spanish arrival. The lemon juice or other citrus juices transform the fish as if it were being cooked.
Costa Rican chefs prefer the juice of the limón criollo.
They will have a chance to display their talent because as part of the festival there is a contest with the emphasis on innovation. Ceviche usually is mixed with certain chiles and cilantro, The side dish can be yuca or potato.
The event is a the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos. The Quepos Film Fest is talking place at the same time.