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Jardín De Asia Santa Cruz Has Unveiled Their New Menu (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Jardín de Asia]

[Jardín de Asia]

If the last few months have been a preview, we can expect great things out of Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s Jardín de Asia in the coming year.  Back in October they hosted the first installment of Encuentros, the dinner series that is set to take place in four parts throughout 2015, bringing talent in the form of Peru’s Rafael Piqueras to show Bolivia the level of gastronomy they’re capable of employing.  Just last week, the Andean-Asian fusion restaurant unveiled their first-ever tasting menu, dubbed Travesía, which is a product of months of research and testing to bring diners a look into the future of Bolivian dining.  

Jardín De Asia La Paz Has Officially Fired Jorge Daniel Dávila Yika (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Jardín de Asia]

[Jardín de Asia]

Putting an end to what was, undoubtedly, one of the rockiest weeks in the history of La Paz’s Jardín de Asia, made so by racist and slanderous comments from Peruvian chef Jorge Daniel Dávila Yika, the restaurant officially let go of the chef as of last Friday.  Dávila Yika was part of a Facebook scandal in which he insulted Bolivia’s cultural history and their desire to have a coast line, saying that they had always lived in the shadow of Peru, his homeland.  Left with no other recourse, Jardín de Asia released an official statement on Friday, November 14, recognizing the chef’s talent, but their inability to stand behind his comments against the country where we was employed.  See the statement below.

A Peruvian Chef Working In La Paz Has Insulted The Whole Of Bolivia (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Peru.com]

[Peru.com]

It came as a bit of a shock this past Wednesday when Jardín de Asia, a Bolivian-influenced Japanese restaurant with locations in both Santa Cruz and La Paz, came out with a statement via Facebook expressing that the views of their chef and his comments do not reflect the views and values of the restaurant.  It was unclear what had happened, though quite obvious that their chef had, in some way, put his foot in his mouth.  News broke yesterday that the chef in question, Daniel Dávila Yika, a Peruvian who’d been living and working some time in Bolivia, made some rather harsh statements against Bolivia–as in, the whole of Bolivia and its culture–on his own Facebook page.