In a devastating year for restaurants everywhere, those very restaurants have often been the ones to lift up their communities
Chefs are cooking for the first time with ingredients they didn’t even know they had because much of their country had been inaccessible under FARC rule.
Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, the husband-and-wife team behind three-time Best Restaurant in Latin America, Central, have – quite literally – changed the landscape with their new restaurant, Mil.
While most global foodies can identify ceviche as a Peruvian dish and tacos as Mexican, many would be hard-pushed to name a typically Colombian bite.
“As chefs, we have a social responsibility to show farmers that there are other options beyond drug production to substitute their crops and still prosper.”
A fresh generation of chefs and a spectacular natural larder has put the continent’s foodie scene on the map. But which city is leading the pack?