Mitsuharu Tsumura on Nikkei Cuisine: Peruvian Cuisine with a Japanese Twist

Peruvian Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura Talks About His Nikkei Cuisine by Geeta Bansal   The best cooking happening in Lima the gastronomic hub of Peru these days is likely at Maido by chef owner Mitsuharu Tsumura, the leading proponent of Nikkei style of cuisine. The buzz about this singular cuisine has been building leading to the recognition of Nikkei…

Albert Adria, Tickets and 41°, Barcelona, Spain

I have had many conversations with Albert Adria over the years, and last year I had published an article during the time he was working on his new restaurants planned for 2013. Pakta opened to a very favorable response last year and my next post will be about the restaurant, the team which includes a…

Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Maido, Lima, Peru

On the first day of the Mistura food festival in Lima Peru last fall an early morning call from Franco Kisic, my Peruvian brother, reminded me that I had lunch reservations at Maido, and when I met Albert Adria that same morning at the event and I told him that I was going to Maido…

Franco Kisic, IK Restaurant, Lima, Peru

I never met Franco Kisic’s twin brother Ivan. Franco and I first met while he was working for Albert Adria at Tickets in Barcelona and we became good friends over the course of several years. Franco was an important player in the development of the Nikkei concept restaurant that the Adria brothers were working on…

Chef Sebastian Mazzola of 41°, Pakta, and El Bulli

My young friend Sebastian is off on another culinary journey to Mexico, Peru, Denmark and then California for inspiration, rest and to add to his repertoire of stunning plates and flavors. Last time I was in Barcelona with him in October  while he was the creative head of the Ferran and Albert Adria group of…