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In the month of July, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, continues to celebrate Latin American gastronomy in its third edition of Flavors of the World featuring the Bolivian culture with Gustu Restaurant positioned among the 50 best Latin Restaurants. Chef Marsia Taha is part of the new generation of talented chefs at Gustu who are committed to creating innovative dishes made with100% local Bolivian products.
The vision of this innovative restaurant goes beyond positioning itself in gourmet haute cuisine, but it also shares a great social responsibility to provide gastronomic education to young Bolivians of limited resources. Noma co-founder Claus Meyer and his Melting Pot Foundation opened Gustu in 2013 with the intention of starting a new Bolivian gastronomic movement. Now the restaurant has become an independent company with a school within its facilities, many of its students are chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and waiters.
Believing in food as a driver of social change, Meyer established the Melting Pot Foundation in 2010. The organization has implemented a project of cooking schools in Danish prisons, using cooking and flavor as instruments to motivate people deprived of their freedom, to live a life away from crime. In collaboration with the Dutch NGO ICCO, Melting Pot has also implemented 12 micro-cafeterias and cooking schools in La Paz and Bogotá, Colombia which to date have graduated more than 2,500 students in basic cooking, baking, and pastry techniques.
Among the typical dishes found in the restaurant in the city of La Paz are amaranth caviar and açaí with amazonian almond milk and malted wheat, to name a few. In the same way or even more exotic will be the culinary experience that you will be able to enjoy next weekend from July 6 to 8 at the Piazzetta Restaurant.
The upcoming Flavors of the World events are the Argentine Fernando Rivarola from El Baqueano restaurant will be presented from August 3rd to 5th; Carlos García and Santiago Gómez de Alto Restaurant Venezuela and Mexico respectively will be presented from October 5th to 7th.
FLAVORS OF THE WORLD Bolivia with chef Marsia Taha
Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7:
Chef’s tasting menu dinner
US$125 per person
Sunday, July 8:
Brunch a la carte
Where: La Piazzetta Restaurant
Please call Concierge to book your place at these events: 809-523-3165, 3166
FLAVORS OF THE WORLD Bolivia presentation with Coral Ayoroa
When: Saturday, July 7th, 3pm
Where: Flamboyan Conference Center