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Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver Opens in São Paulo (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Jamie's Italian Brasil / Facebook]

[Jamie’s Italian Brasil / Facebook]

Last week, the newest location of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, opened in São Paulo, the first in Latin America. Surrounded by a garden, the 550 square meter building has a first floor with a bar, pasta and antipasto stations, and a second floor where up to 50 diners can see the food being prepared.  

Virgilio Martínez Will Open Nos, A Casual Concept, Later This Year In Lima (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

Although we’ve already seen what Virgilio Martínez can do with Peruvian ingredients outside of his native Lima, earning a Michelin star for his beloved Lima London, later this year we’ll get a taste of his casual cooking. Nos, he told El Comercio, speaking of his forthcoming casual project, is “what I’ve always wanted to do in Lima. Something ultra super casual, fun and spontaneous, that opens all day.” The new restaurant, which Martínez says will be completely different from the food at both Central and both of his London restaurants, is set to open some time in May or June. 

Peru Pa’Ti Brings The Best Of Peru To The Center Of Lima

By Maribel Rivero

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Lima continues to progress and revolutionize their dining scene, from high-end to very approachable. Taking advantage of the continued growth, chef and restaurateur Jaime Pesaque of Mayta, and chef Renato Peralto have combined their talents to present a one of kind Peruvian eatery, artisanal, and specialty food market called Peru Pa’Ti.  It’s hard to miss the prominent, purple colored house, located at Armendariz 546 in Miraflores.

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? 

La Paz Vegan Hot Spot Red Monkey Has Opened A Second Location (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[La Razón]

[La Razón]

As the culinary offering throughout Bolivia begins to broaden its horizons little by little and celebrate its incredible biodiversity, vegetarian and vegan options are also starting to become more readily available. Taking advantage of their success as one of the few locations in the country offering truly delicious, unique vegan offerings, La Paz’s Red Monkey has expanded with Red Monkey Patio, a more intimate café setting offering the same, high quality vegan fare. Located in the lower section of the city, just around the corner from hot spots like Gustu, Jardín de Asia and Yerba Buena, the new offering will most certainly appeal to a growing clientele of discerning food lovers.

The Best Of 2014: Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra Opens

By Patrick Hieger

[photo: Juan Martin Cabrejos]

[photo: Juan Martin Cabrejos]

It was big news when we found out that Gastón Acurio was not only going to close the original location of Astrid y Gastón where it had lived for twenty years, but that he was going to replace it with a brand new, six-million dollar facility that would feature two restaurants, a multi-room private dining area, a garden, catering center, and more.  How?  Why?  What would it do to the restaurant’s rise in rankings over the years as one of the best restaurants in the world?  

Juan Manuel Barrientos On Opening El Cielo In Miami, And The Busy Year Ahead

By Patrick Hieger

[Mario Alzate]

[Mario Alzate]

As if 2014 hasn’t already been busy enough for young Colombian chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, it looks like 2015 is going to be even crazier.  At just 31, Barrientos is on the verge of opening the third location of his highly-acclaimed El Cielo, this time in Miami.  In addition to franchising his successful pizzería, trying to write a cookbook, and managing a foundation that brings ex-guerrillas and wounded soldiers together via learning how to cook.  

Amidst the clamor of banging hammers, people asking his opinions on color schemes and plates, we had the chance to catch up with the chef at the forthcoming Miami location of El Cielo.  Friends, family, and workers moved steadily around him, and although he and his team were about to start cooking trials the following day, he seemed completely relaxed.  

Read below for the complete conversation, and get inspired to do even a third of what this chef has already accomplished at such a young age.  And get ready for a beautiful new restaurant that’s set to open in downtown Miami in less than two weeks.  

Cortés Steak House Opens In São Paulo Without Picanha Or Filet Mignon (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Saulo Yassuda / Veja SP]

[Saulo Yassuda / Veja SP]

In a bold move, the new restaurant Cortés has excluded from their menu file mignon and picanha, beloved cuts found in nearly every restaurant in the city. Partners Luisa Ralston and Rodrigo Testa, contend they want to challenge their diners with more flavorful cuts. “Picanha is the easiest choice,” contends Ralston.

The first steak restaurant under the company Ráscal, Cortés features an array of cuts such as prime rib, the Argentine entraña, as well as some unconventional cuts that are still being defined. It’s a decidedly more relaxed atmosphere than the traditional churrascaria, with a simple, no-frills menu that includes potatoes with almond pesto and a farofa made from artisanal manioc flour. With an average meal at R$100, more Paulistanos may be able to get out of their comfort zone and try something other than picanha. The name Cortés is a play on words, with the word cortes, or cuts (of meat), and cortês, or courteous.

Cortés is now open at Shopping Villa-Lobos in Alto de Pinheiros.