Danish Celebrity Chef Champions Bolivian Cuisine
Noma, a Copenhagen-based restaurant that has been number one on the San Pelligrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” for three straight years, has a chef who believes that food from Bolivia is going to be the next big trend in ethnic-inspired dining.
Claus Meyer, now a Danish celebrity, has opened a second restaurant – but it won’t be along Copenhagen’s shores, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Gustu, Meyer’s new restaurant, will be located in Bolivia, no doubt a lengthy trip from Scandinavia, but Meyer believes that it will be worth it.
Since “gastrotourism” has become a hip new aspect of travel as well as cuisine, it’s important for any chef in taking online cooking courses to keep up with worldwide culinary trends. For those who are doubting if Bolivian cuisine will really take off with the culinary academy, Meyer has an answer.
“Fifteen years ago, no one had heard of or knew about fine Peruvian restaurants, and the finest dining spots in Lima used to have French menus,” Meyer explained on his Melting Pot Bolivia Foundation website.
Peruvian food quickly took off recently and has now become a staple in ethnic dining, and Meyer hopes to spearhead the same success with Bolivian cuisine.