Thursday, November 3, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
A culinary exchange inspires my team, forges new links around the globe and offers my guests unique tasting opportunities. So far I have invited four chefs which are among the best in Latin America. I picked them especially because of their different style of cuisine. Although we are talking here about chefs from different regions, countries with distinctive products, climates and cooking traditions to me it was incredible how strong the similarities were in the flavours and seasonings of the food, most likely because we all work with chilies in all varieties.
My latin inspired market cuisine is unique in Vienna. It is a combination of seasonal Austrian vegetables, local fish, poultry and meat but most importantly the special Latin touch. I did taste many mind-blowing dishes during the decade I spent "en las Americas". My goal as a chef quickly became to create these astonishing moments for my guest. I try to achieve that by using cooking methods and ingredients which are not quite common here in Europe. I was excited to share my experiences and knowledge with my partner Klaus when he asked me to show him around at a Culinary Journey in Mexico and Peru. My wife had no difficulties to organise some cool market tours in her "hometown" Mexico City and schedule gatherings with some of my former chef colleagues. We also choose to visit a few of my favourite destinations in Mexico such as Guadalajara, Tequila & Puebla before heading to Lima. Experiencing great street food, exploring the most important local markets and distilleries were our main objectives.