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In-person Event

November 12
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí

A culinary experience immersed in nature and culture

Our annual event for donors and partners in support of the Para la Naturaleza Solidarity Fund is back

If you love nature and great food, Seasons is your chance to savor a special menu. Created by six renowned local Puerto Rico chefs in one of the most expansive natural protected areas on the northern coast.

Chef Martín Louzao

Cocina Abierta

Chef Gabriel Hernández

Verde Mesa

Chef Lucía Merino

Lucía Patisserie

Chef Francis Guzmán


Chef Natalia Vallejo

Cocina al Fondo

Chef María Grubb

Underground Dining Club

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus sabdariffa


Psidium guajava

Pigeon Peas

Cajanus cajan


Cocos nucifera

Six chefs share the kitchen to create an exquisite menu

Courtesy of Destilería Serrallés

Carlos Irizarry

Carlos Irizarry studied filmmaking at the University of Puerto Rico but found his passion for bartending in New York City in Havana Central in 2011. In 2013, Carlos started working in La Factoría under the mentorship of Leslie Cofresí and Roberto Berdecía, and he became part of the global community of hospitality, collaborating with bartenders, brands, and the bar community in general, throughout Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Asia. In 2016, Carlos started a new role as General Manager of La Factoría and to this date, oversees the project. This was pivotal in his career, being responsible for the team and operations during two major crises, Hurricane María (2017) and the latest COVID crisis. More recently, Carlos has been working on developing a new location for La Factoría in his hometown of Ponce and building stronger bridges of communication between hospitality workers around the world.

An afternoon full of workshops and community

Pigments with Trama 

Discover plants that provide natural pigments illustrated through the Lacquer technique.

Preserves with Montemar

Discover the benefits and techniques of food preservation demonstrated with fruits and jams.

Seasons with Desde Mi Huerto

Learn how to grow food or herbs in small spaces by sowing seeds and multiplying plants.

To secure your space, make your reservation before Friday, November 4th.

Hacienda La Esperanza

Come and visit the natural protected area Hacienda La Esperanza in Manatí. From there you will appreciate the peaks of the mountain range, mogotes, and ample pastures.

La Esperanza is also part of a carefully restored historic site that houses and preserves the only working steam mill of its kind in the world.

For over five decades, Para la Naturaleza has worked to preserve natural areas and historic sites that currently serve communities as oases of health. Additionally, we always seek to facilitate and support as much as possible the sustainable recovery of Puerto Rico.

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