Attention, foodies: BBVA-sponsored dinner by chefs at world's No. 1 restaurant to be streamed live from Argentina

Backstage preparations during one of the dinners in Buenos Aires can be followed live for the first time through the Periscope app

Followers of BBVA Frances' Periscope account can watch how the dishes are prepared and listen to explanations by the Roca brothers and the members of their team

Initiative makes it possible for people everywhere to learn some of the secrets of the chefs at the best restaurant in the world

Aug 06, 2015, 13:04 ET from BBVA

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Foodies all over the world will be able to learn some of the secrets of the chefs at the world's best restaurant this weekend when the 2015 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca Tour live streams one of its events in Buenos Aires, where the famed Roca brothers will prepare a series of exclusive client dinners. The menu for the event includes typical dishes — Salta lamb, black hake, mate, cheese and quince, among others — as well as new takes on traditional dishes such as "alfajores," "choripan" and "chimichurri," all accompanied by Argentinian wines selected by sommelier Josep Roca.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, from 5 p.m. (local Argentinian time), all of the followers of BBVA Frances' account on Periscope will receive an alert with the start of the successive streams, which will last between 5 and 10 minutes. Through the mobile app, the followers will be able to watch live the preparation of the dishes and the explanations by the Roca brothers. The trio will be working with their team of more than 30 people who have travelled from their restaurant in Girona, Spain, which was named No. 1 by Restaurant magazine on this year's influential World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

How to access the live streams

To access the streaming, download the Periscope app and follow the BBVA Frances account. On Android devices, it can be downloaded here and on iOS devices here. The next step is to follow BBVA Frances on Twitter. Lastly, you have to open Periscope and add BBVA Frances to your list of users.

The 2015 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca tour begins Aug. 3 in Buenos Aires, where the three brothers will prepare a single menu with typical ingredients of the country for 500 BBVA Frances customers and guests. The venue will be the Terrazas Bistro restaurant located at La Rural in Buenos Aires.

The Roca brothers tour will continue in the United States and Turkey

After Argentina, the Roca brothers and members of their staff will visit the United States and Turkey. The 2015 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca Tour is planning to travel to Miami (August 12-13 on the SeaFairMiami yacht), Birmingham (August 18-19, at a local country club), Houston (August 24-26, at the Caracol restaurant) and Istanbul (August 31-September 3, SALT Galata building). The menus prepared by the Catalan chefs will include new versions of their classic recipes and be accompanied by wines from Spain, Argentina and the United states, all selected by Josep Roca.

BBVA scholarship program at El Celler de Can Roca

The Roca brothers will select two catering students from the countries they visit to promote local talent. These aspiring chefs will enjoy a four-month scholarship at the Roca brothers' restaurant in Girona. Every year, the restaurant receives more than 400 internship applications. The three brothers also will train hundreds of students during conferences at every stop of the tour.

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