With Gustu already making waves in La Paz, Bolivia, it’s important to note that the Andean country has plenty to work with. There are already several important gourmet products already coming out of Bolivia: 1.) Singani: Most don’t even realize Bolivia produce wine and spirits. The Melting Pot Foundation hopes… Read More →
Gustu, a restaurant and cooking school from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer will open in La Paz, Bolivia this year.
In 2012 several restaurants in Peru, Mexico, and Brazil inched their way up the World’s Best list and countless superb new restaurants opened. Last month I met with Noma founder Claus Meyer in Copenhagen and his words were “I think South America is the next continent.” He was talking about food and restaurants and the sheer amount of opportunity there for haute cuisine. There is much to look forward to…
At Lima, Peru’s annual gastronomic festival Mistura you see some odd products. In the events Gran Mercado, three hundred and fifty artisanal producers from every corner of the country are selling everything from chocolate and pisco to roasted sacha inchi seeds, as well as a rainbow of colorful quinoas and native potatoes.
In La Paz, Bolivia, wandering aimlessly down some cobblestone street far away from Calle Sagárnaga, a spool of thread pops out from a corner, spinning from a worn hand.
European citizens do not need a visa to enter Bolivia from Peru and are usually granted a 90-day tourist stay without hassle, however Americans must purchase a visa in advance through a Bolivian Embassy or Consulate or at the border for $140 (must have cash, passport photos, and a yellow… Read More →