Cuca Fresca, The Premium Cachaça From Brazil, is dedicated to humanitarian and environmental causes
Cuca Fresca, the premium cachaça from Brazil, is dedicated to humanitarian and environmental causes and has become a mainstay on the national philanthropic scene through their support of organizations such as The Rainforest Foundation, Global Green, charity: water, and Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s Riverkeeper Foundation.
Cuca Fresca (cucafrescaspirit.com) is a handcrafted premium cachaça made with organic sugar cane using single-batch artisanal production methods overseen by the fourth generation of a Brazilian family that has been producing cachaça for local consumption for decades. Cuca Fresca made its debut in the American market in 2007 and has already established itself at the top of the category, winning a Double Gold Medal at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and being named the best unaged and aged cachaças by the Beverage Testing Institute. Link into their world at http://www.cucafrescaspirit.com/
Introducing Chef Mauro Colagreco and Mirazur Restaurant
If a chef is judged by the strength of his customer reviews, then Mauro Colagreco, Chef Patron at Mirazur in Menton on the Cote D’Azur, is one of the best in the world. Understandably so, as his particular customers are some of the greatest culinary critics, chefs and lovers of gastronomy who regularly travel to his sun drenched restaurant in a yearly pilgrimage.
Just 35 years old and only just over ten years into his career, Colagreco has already garnered a worldwide following for his simplistic yet creative approach to local, seasonal cuisine. Mauro Colagreco’s cuisine defies categorisation. His dishes embrace the surroundings in a unique and all-encompassing way. Mauro’s skill lies in his sensitive balance of taste and flavour, allowing each magnificent ingredient its place. Indeed his attention to detail even considers the effects of the air in the restaurant. Guests of Mirazur dine al fresco in an open dining room, surrounded by the gentle salt kissed breezes from the sea below and Mauro balances his flavours accordingly. Mauro Colagreco brings a living energy to the plate that just simply makes you feel better for having eaten his food.
The menu at Mirazur offers a selection of dishes that define the warmth, the aroma and the purity of the South of France. A champion of local, sustainable ingredients, his menu communicates a strong sense of place. The extensive variety of seasonal vegetables from his garden is complemented by a repertoire of over 250 local herbs and flowers, which form the foundation of so many of his dishes. If one had to explain the colour green for the first time, it would be defined in the tastes and flavours of his cuisine. – Report By Charlie Feline