The first Hamptons Hispanic Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m., organized by the nonprofit Peru to the World Expo Foundation, will kick off a daylong celebration of Peruvian culture and food that will culminate with a culinary extravaganza at Herrick Park from 2 to 7 p.m.
Participants will begin lining up at the Presbyterian Church between 9:30 and 10:30. The parade will end at Herrick Park on Newtown Lane, where a free family festival from noon to 2 p.m. will include inflatables, games and activities for kids, and food trucks.
Tickets to the Peru to the World Expo, the culinary event that follows, cost $150 and are available online at bit.ly/45VUrbe. This is the fourth year the expo has been held in East Hampton; previously it was at the Baker House 1650.
Some 40 chefs and caterers will offer tastes of their specialties throughout the afternoon. The organizers have invited people to “witness the fusion of tradition and innovation as master chefs, restaurateurs, and importers showcase the exquisite flavors of Peru.” These include culinary traditions that blend Peruvian and Japanese influences, Peruvian and Chinese influences, and the country’s own diverse regional cuisines.
Flavio Solorzano, a well-known Peruvian chef, will lead a master class on cooking lomo saltado, a traditional dish. Also on hand will be other ambassadors of the country’s cuisine, including Juan Chipoco, a South Florida restaurateur, and Michael Ciuffardi, a Peruvian chef who helms the Inca Social kitchens in northern Virginia.
The ticketed event is open only to those 18 or over.