By Patrick HiegerNews out of Spain this morning is a preview of who will be featured in the November issue of Spain’s biannual culinary journal, Apicius. Always on the hunt for cutting edge cuisine around the world, recent issues of the journal, which appear in May and November every year, have been looking more and more towards South America, featuring chefs like Virgilio Martínez, Gastón Acurio, and Alex Atala. Next month, Venezuela will get its first major mention in the magazine when Caracas-based chef Carlos Garcia, of Alto, gets a feature in the latest edition.
Garcia, who worked at both el Bullí and El Celler de Can Roca, has been advocating his country’s native ‘Criollo cuisine’ since opening Alto in 2007. This year, Alto was once again voted as the best restaurant in Venezuela, and landed the number 28 position on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants. According to Garcia, “[Venezuela’s] gastronomy is still a blank page, where there’s a lot left to write.” Apicius #23 should make for good reading. Get your subscription here.