Leo Espinosa: ‘The true path to artistic expression is cuisine’

(The Independent) A trailblazing Colombian who entered the world of fine dining at the considerably ripe age of 35 has been anointed the World’s Best Female Chef 2022. Using gastronomy as a tool for social and economic development, preserving her country’s food culture while empowering its indigenous communities, Leonor Espinosa of Restaurante LEO proves that everything is possible if you create […]

Leonor Espinosa puts Colombia on the global culinary map as The World’s Best Female Chef 2022

(The World’s 50 Best Restaurants) Leonor Espinosa’s mission goes well beyond applying haute-cuisine techniques to Colombian ingredients. The chef’s ‘ciclo-bioma’ philosophy uses gastronomy as an impetus for social and economic development in indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities – and her mission is now being more widely recognised. Recent accolades include her restaurant Leo in Bogotá, Colombia, […]

A Good City Guide to Lima with Pía León and Virgilio Martínez

(Topia) With three establishments ranked in the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, Peruvian chefs Pía León and Virgilio Martínez are unquestionably the culinary world’s most talented couple; chefs with vision who relish diverse agricultural experimentation with a long-term view. While Virgilio changed Lima’s culinary game by focusing exclusively on Peruvian ingredients for his […]

A drink with… Valeria Gamper

(Decanter) Awarded first place in the national sommellerie competition in her native Argentina three years ago, in February this year Valeria Gamper won the ASI Best Sommelier of the Americas contest 2022, which was held in Santiago, Chile. A WSET diploma student, she currently works at two-star El Molino de Urdániz in Pamplona, Spain. ‘My […]

Buenos Aires: Best bars and restaurants for wine lovers

(Decanter) The wine scene in Buenos Aires is booming and opportunities to sample Argentina’s far-flung terroirs in its capital have never been more inspiring. Establishments such as World’s 50 Best-ranked Parrilla Don Julio and Oviedo have long invested in their cellars. But today a thirst extending beyond Malbec has inspired a multitude of new bars and vinotecas (wine stores). Chefs […]

Posada Ayana hotel review, Uruguay

(Condé Nast Traveller) Sustainable family-run art haven and artists’ retreat in chic José Ignacio – and the only hotel with its own James Turrell installation. Why book? One of Uruguay’s most-talked-about openings in the world’s funkiest fishing village, design, art and barefoot luxury seamlessly fuse at Posada Ayana, a stone’s throw from José Ignacio’s La Mansa beach. Austrian art […]

Córdoba in Argentina: a wine tour guide to this exciting region

(Decanter) Córdoba often plays third fiddle to Argentina’s glamorous capital Buenos Aires and the country’s key wine city Mendoza, but this picturesque province is a surprisingly diverse destination. A rich 16th-century history, tracts of rolling countryside and hospitable Fernandito-sipping cordobeses have long ensured its reputation as a favourite with domestic travellers. Fernandito is the local favourite mixed […]