4 posts from month 08/2016

Street food reinvented at Pujol (Mexico City)

With a lunch at Pujol I finished my own version of Dining Impossible with 6 of the worlds 50 best restaurants.   Between all the fine dining restaurants I had spent the rest of my time in Mexico eating street food and in general trying all local specialties such as mole, fish tacos, al pastor, chapulines, tostados, escarmoles while drinking lots of mescal. This was a perfect way to warm up to Pujol as it is rooted in the food that the locals eat an not just local ingredients as is ... Continue Reading

Classic Peru in a modern setting at Astrid and Gaston (Lima, Peru)

Little did I know about the Peruvian cusine before coming to Peru except that it was the birthplace of patatoes, they grow cacao and they love ceviche. At Astrid and Gaston they were going to teach me a lot more and showing me the different part that make up the Peruvian kitchen.   There were not at all the same display of technical skills as Central or Maido. The focus was on great flavors which they achieved to a very large extent. I left Astrid and Gaston with a smile on my ... Continue Reading

Magic fusion cooking at Maido (Lima, Peru)

Some meals have the potential to stay with you for a long while and change the way you think about food. I am lucky to have had a few of these iconic experiences. I had travelled to Lima in Peru primarily to eat at Central and I thought Central would have been one of those experiences, but instead it turned out that Maido would take that place. I had joined a local for the dinner at Central and for the entire meal she would not stop talking about Maido so walking in to the restaurant my ... Continue Reading

A display of technical perfection at Central (Lima, Peru)

This was without of doubt one of the dinners I had looked forward to most in my “foodie” time, well Central was the primary reason for coming to Peru. I have always appreciated restaurants that bring something special that you can only experience in that one place. Virginilio … Mater Elevations is taking the terroir cooking to a new level and combining it with a very high technical level. To make it a complete experience the presentation of the dishes was a integrated part of the experi... Continue Reading