Balsa and Salsa at Cook at Kurnell

 Smoke off: Serving ribs, choripan and meat platters.
Smoke off: Serving ribs, choripan and meat platters.

Kurnell is known as the place where Captain James Cook landed on the 29 April 1770, it's also the birthplace of 1999 world surfing champion Mark Occhilupo but on the March 30 the South American 'Smoke N Fiesta' is set to hit Cook at Kurnell for a  traditional Latino BBQ.

On Saturday at 3pm there will be a huge barby smoker that will be slowly smoking a delicious range of South American meats and chorizos for 10 hours with chimichurri sauces and salads.

You can wash these meats down with some Peruvian and other international beers while you watch Mark Riley from Riley Balsawood Surfboards' doing a live shaping display, showing how a balsa surfboard is made.

Choripán is a type of sandwich with chorizo, popular in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Choripán is a type of sandwich with chorizo, popular in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

You could also get lucky and win a new Mazda 3 or a custom built balsa board, all it takes is a $5 raffle ticket with all the proceeds  going to the Elouera nippers.

Balsa Wood is grown in the South American rainforests and the South American Smoke N Fiesta will celebrate all things Latin American and as night falls you can dust off the dance shoes and sway to the Latin percussions of Cumbia Muffin - with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra's wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor.

Balsa wood : Mark Riley will be demonstrating how to make a Balsa surfboard at the Cook at Kurnell South American Smokin Fiesta on Saturday. Picture: John Veage

Balsa wood : Mark Riley will be demonstrating how to make a Balsa surfboard at the Cook at Kurnell South American Smokin Fiesta on Saturday. Picture: John Veage

Cook at Kurnell is located at the end of Silver Beach and this vintage airstream food van keep's an Aussie beachside aesthetic with it's stripped back nautical design, infused with a twist of Mediterranean/Miami summer feels and seaside views.

This all happens at Cook at Kurnell,  308 Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell .

Details: 0410 602 062