Hello and, again, welcome to the Chile Lindo newsletter!

Allow me to announce an upcoming jazzy event... a tango class in Half Moon Bay... and a Patagonian asado al palo (BBQ) that may qualify for credits at a UC Berkeley Latin American Studies class.

Starting today, the wonderful folks at Stookey's Club Moderne are hosting The Pisco Sour Cocktail Hour on the 1st Sunday of every month to set things in motion and usher in the 1st Cine Chileno in San Francisco which takes place on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
So join us at Club Moderne on Sundays from 5 PM - 7 PM:
Sunday, August 5th (Now, so I better run!)
Sunday, September 2nd
Sunday, October 7th
Sunday, November 4th
The countdown to
has officially begun at Stookey's Club Moderne!

895 Bush Street,
San Francisco 94108

Pisco Sour Cocktail Hour

 Come swing with us, sport a fashionable hat, and brace yourself for a surprise. Classic Cocktails, Pisco Sours and Chile Lindo empanadas… will keep the party polite!

Sunday, November 11, 2018
The Castro Theater
San Francisco
Before I continue informing you on the Maestro's upcoming film retrospective, I want to tell you about two events that are taking me beyond San Francisco's Mission District: one is a tango class in Half Moon Bay and the other is a traditional Chilean asado al palo in Tomales Bay. Yes, I must admit that my social life orbits around invitations to sell empanadas.
Getting out to Half Moon Bay has been glorious because the area takes me back to my childhood in Chile. Everything about it, from the Pacific Ocean to the surrounding conifers, looks, smells and feels like the coastal fishing town of Quintero, where I spent part of my childhood in Chile. I invite you to connect with ENSO Yoga Studio and Café where tango classes are now offered. After the yoga class mingle and socialize with wine and Chile Lindo empanadas . The founder and host of this "Pacific alcove" called ENSO Yoga is Mauro Ffortissimo, founder of Flower Piano , one of the events to look forward to every summer at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
The tango classes are offered by Marcelo Solis, founder of the Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Tango Classes at Studio ENSO with Marcelo Solis
One hour Argentine Tango introductory class for absolute beginners and one hour practice after class. $19.
Saturdays: August 11, 18, 25 and September 8, 15 and 22.
8:00 PM

For information visit the website:
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I cannot announce this upcoming asado al palo-- lamb stretched on an iron cross--without introducing the courageous Chilean chef, Ariel Cabrera Arriagada and his triumphant adventure Patagonia Para El Mundo . His Gran Gira Gastronómica took his expertise at preparing Patagonian BBQ to 17 countries through out America and Europe, starting from his home base in Baja California, Mexico. As he headed towards each destination he contacted Chilean communities and embassies so that they could set everything in place for his arrival. Local Chilean musician Marci Valdivieso, Duamuxa , rounded up the usual suspects to prepare a welcome to Chef Ariel Cabrera to the Bay Area, the kick-off location for Patagonia Para El Mundo . Ariel visited 21 cities in 17 countries in 8 weeks. You can check out his adventures on his Facebook page .
Now Marci, her husband Ricardo, and the Centro Chileno Lautaro want to invite you to experience an asado al palo with a day of Chilean folk music and traditional food in Tomales Bay. A special thank you to Carolina for welcoming us to her beautiful cabin once again.
Menu $40
Saturday, August 18 at 1 PM
Capacity 50 guest
The menu includes lamb asado al palo and an entire pig roasted in a box.

Advance reserviation.
Mail checks made out to:
Centro Chileno Lautaro
PO Box 22343
San Francisco, CA 94122

$40 admission includes asado
(vegan option upon advanced request) ,
cocktail empanada, salad, bread, salsa and potatoes. Two drinks. Wine from Vinos Sur or non-alcoholic drinks.

Available and sold separately:
BBQ Oysters
Café Valparaíso empanadas
Chile Lindo Torta de Mil Hojas, made with dulce de leche and walnuts.

Exact address on Highway 1 in Marshal (near the Tomales Bay Oyster Farm) will be sent upon reservation and payment confirmatio n.
Here I am with my Chile Lindo dessert stand.


429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Chilean film director Silvio Caiozzi is a Maestro! He is an artistic feature film director, a script writer, and a prolific producer of film and television. Caiozzi is recognized as one of Latin America’s most awarded film makers.


Julio comienza en julio (Julio Begins in July)
10:10 AM

«Quinzaine des Realizateurs» Selection – Cannes International Film Festival, France (1979)

La luna en el espejo
(The Moon in the Mirror)
1:30 PM

Best Actress, International Film Festival of Venice, Italy (1990)

Three episodes of TV series Descorchando Chile
(Cheers from Chile)
3:50 PM
  • Part 5: Valles de Mar y Vino
Viña Veramontes
Viña Garcés Silva
Viña Casanueva

  • Part 7: El Valle Premiado
Viña Caliterra
Viña Montes

  • Part 8: Valle de Sorpresas
Viña Viu Manent
Viña Lapostole
Viña Los Nogales

Y de pronto el amanecer (…And Suddenly the Dawn)
6:15 PM

Grand Prix of the Americas (Best Film), The Montreal World Film Festival (2017)

Purchase tickets:

Thank you to our cocktail reception sponsor:
Frísco Brandy
inspired by Pisco, made in San Francisco!
Descorchando Chile
Descorchando Chile (Cheers from Chile, 2010) is an award-winning, 12-part television series produced and directed by Silvio Caiozzi and hosted by British wine expert and television personality Olly Smith.

Thank you so much!
Your support is invaluable.

Donors of the 1st Cine Chileno in San Francisco
  • The Isabel Allende Foundation
  • Paola Carvajal
  • Anonymous Donor

To make a tax deductible donation to the 1st Cine Chileno in San Francisco visit my fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas .

Checks payable to Cine Chileno in SF can be mailed to:
Chile Lindo
2944 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thank you,
Paula Tejeda


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