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Lima’s Majo Jordan Will Represent Lat Am At San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Fine Dining Lovers / San Pellegrino]

[Fine Dining Lovers / San Pellegrino]

As we reported yesterday, a panel of well-known Latin American chefs, which included Alex Atala, Jorge Vallejo, and Mitsuharu Tsumura, were on hand in São Paulo to choose a finalist from Latin America to represent the region later this year as part of San Pellegrino’s Young Chef 2015 challenge. Ten different competitors from Peru, Mexico, and Brazil squared off for the title, having already won one of the ten coveted semi-finalist spaces last month. In the end, it was pastry chef Majo Jordan, of the highly-acclaimed Amaz in Lima, who will represent Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

From Old World To New: Inside Lima Microbrewery Nuevo Mundo (ES)

By Anna Virkama de Cabrejos

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

On a Friday night in February, a small group of beer enthusiasts had gathered inside of a microbrewery in Lima’s Surquillo neighborhood. Yann Lemaire, one of the founders of Nuevo Mundo Cervecería, was there to walk the group through different processes of beer making, from the selection of the malts to mashing, adding of water and hops, fermentation and finally the much anticipated beer tasting.

Here’s Three Short Films About El Celler De Can Roca’s Lat Am Tour (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

[BBVA / Celler de Can Roca]

After announcing early last month that they would once again be heading out on tour later in 2015, the Roca Brothers have started to release stories and short films about last year’s tour. At February’s Berlinale, they released Cooking Up A Tribute, a film that captured the experience that changed not only the three brothers and the lives of their whole team, but also the students, waiters, and everyone else that helped along the way. Many are saying these tours could change the future of fine dining. There isn’t a lot of argument to suggest otherwise.

Buzzworthy: Lima

By Patrick Hieger and Maribel Rivero

BUZZWORTHYLIMA

Although Lima might not yet have the restaurant opening power of cities like New York, London, or San Francisco, a recent string of brand new restaurants in Peru’s capital have brought a whole new wave of Peruvian cuisine to the city, and they have everyone talking. To whet your appetite and give you some new reasons to go out to eat, we’ve rounded up the best of Lima’s latest openings. From a fast food saltado joint to a creole spot in the up and coming Barranco neighborhood that has one of the best pisco bars in the city, these are the buzzworthy new restaurants that are sure to become part of any conversation about the incredible dining scene that Lima continues to build. Provecho!

Jaime Pesaque Opens Pacifico (His 10th Restaurant) In Milan (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Jaime Pesaque / Facebook]

[Jaime Pesaque / Facebook]

For the past few days, Peruvian chef Jaime Pesaque, known for serving some of the best chilcanos in Lima at his flagship Mayta, has been posting photos from a Peruvian restaurant in Milan called Pacifico. It turns out that restaurant is his, and they’re now open for business. Coming hot on the heels of his new restaurant Pisco Teket in Oslo, Norway, which opened late last year to a good amount of praise, Pacifico is the 10th restaurant for the young Peruvian chef. Do we have the next Gastón Acurio on our hands? 

Top Chefs Will Unite In Spain For “Save The Oceans: Feed The World” (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Oceana]

[Oceana]

Next month, on March 17, leading chefs from around the world will come together at Basque Culinary Centre in support of Save The Oceans: Feed The World. Created by OCEANA, the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization, the campaign is dedicated to elucidating the benefits of eating fish, yet how overfishing is drastically reducing fish populations in our oceans. The event will be hosted by Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz and Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca. “Chefs feel passionately about the importance of wild seafood, not just on the small scale and what it brings to our kitchens, but also because of its importance to the planet.  I think we all just deeply feel the need to support this campaign and help make the oceans abundant again,” said Aduriz, about the event. 

Peru Showed The Only Latin Culinary Films At Last Week’s Berlinale (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Comercio]

[El Comercio]

It’s been quite a year for director Patricia Perez since she released her documentary Finding Gastón (Buscando a Gastón) to audiences in Peru back in 2014. The film has traveled across the globe, showing in Washington D.C. and New York, and winning awards in San Sebastián, Spain. She and her team have also been working with that other famous Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martínez, to make his latest Alturas menu look amazing. 

José Andrés Picks His Top Eight Spots In Lima (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Forbes

[Forbes

It seems that José Andrés can’t get enough of Peru these days. He’s already a great friend and collaborator with Gastón Acurio. Last month in Washington D.C. he unveiled his new China Chilcano, his personal touch on Peruvian food which has the U.S. capital screaming for more. Forbes magazine managed to catch up with the incredibly busy chef and ask him where he likes to stay when he’s hanging out in Lima.