BREAKING RECORDS | Camelia Robles and Francisco Cuevas, from Coco Pirata, and Cristian Jiménez, from the city of Denver, receive the Guinness record certificate. (Photos/El Comercio de Colorado)
THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Sofia Marquez / El Comercio de Colorado
Francisco Cuevas, Camelia Robles, and the entire team at “Coco Pirata” restaurant managed to break the Guinness record for the largest shrimp cocktail in the world. Preparing that cocktail took about four days of hard work for a team of about forty people. The winning Coco Pirata’s cocktail prepared in Denver reached the weight of 3,266 pounds, surpassing the one prepared by the people of El Sombrerón, in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2015, which weighed 2,910 pounds.
Claire Elise Stevens, Official Guinness World Record Adjudicator came to Denver to certify the brewing process and was there in front of the Denver City Building not to miss a thing. “As of 2:56pm on Sunday August 7th. I can confirm that rigorous guidelines were followed in this attempt. I can confirm that the total reached today allows us to award a Guinness record for the largest shrimp cocktail”, said Stevens, unleashing the hubbub among the thousands of people present in Civic Center Park.
Colorado and Sinaloa hand in hand
Many those present were able to taste the winning cocktail. “I am very happy to be able to taste the delicious cocktail. I am from Culiacán, Sinaloa, and I came here because I know that this is also a victory for people from my homeland,” said Fernando Jilguero with great joy. Jilguero is right. “We received this award in Denver, but from Sinaloa we brought the love for seafood and especially for shrimp. And from there I imported the shrimp for the cocktail that were caught in the Pacific,” said Cuevas.
Other celebrities from Sinaloa also arrived at the event who did not want to miss this achievement of Cuevas, Robles and their people. The godfather of this Guinness record was Julio César Chávez, world boxing champion and life sports legend. “I have won several Guinnesses, but I celebrate this one with great enthusiasm because it has been achieved by very hard-working people from my land who have made their way in the US,” said Chávez. Others who enjoyed this achievement, but singing, were the members of La Original Banda El Limón.
GLORIA DEL BOXEO| Julio César Chávez
CHEERLEADER| Daniela Zubia
VOCALISTAS| La Original Banda El Limón