Adventures of a Colombian chef, with a restaurant in Australia, passing through Buenos Aires
At his restaurant in Australia, the star dish is choripan with chimichurri.
As we are
I'm passing through Buenos Aires returning to Colombia and getting to know the flavors here, as I'm a chef in Australia. There I fuse Latin dishes to maintain the culture of my country. But every time I can eat asado and it's an Argentinean meal I admire. I'd live on asado! In fact in my Australian restaurant I offer choripán, empanadas and a chimichurri that is a success, something remarkable because they are very demanding on the palate. My experience with the Argentines has been very good, you are very open. When they come into trust, the hospitality is unbelievable, nothing to do with what they tell you outside that they are suspicious and arrogant. They open the doors in a special way: the other day a friend from Buenos Aires found out he was in Buenos Aires and set up a barbecue from nowhere, something that is not common in other countries. The architecture, more European than Latin American, attracts a lot of attention from tourists. And the passion for football, which is also contagious even for visitors.