Espinosa, who gained the Latin America’s Greatest Feminine Chef Award in 2017, is renowned for her groundbreaking get the job done to revive Colombian culinary traditions and for making use of foodstuff to market cultural and social development in indigenous, afro-descendant, and rural communities. At Leo – ranked No.8 on the record of Latin America’s 50 Best Dining places 2019 – Espinosa showcases tiny-known Colombian ingredients as element of her impressive ‘cyclo-biome’ menu principle, which explores Colombian ecosystems, seasons and species.

“I’m extremely grateful to be recognized by my peers, which is 1 of the greatest honors,” states Espinosa. “Even though some standard food items continue to be prevalent in Colombia, other folks have been missing more than our historical past. For several years my mission has been to enhance the value of these food items and area substances to support restore culinary traditions and national pride.”

The Estrella Damm Chefs’ Selection Award is the fourth of a series of particular awards introduced in advance of the announcement of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, which goal to assist the sector throughout the region amid a single of the most hard periods for the world-wide cafe industry. Espinosa will be more honored at the digital countdown of the record, taking position on 3rd December from 16:00 (Colombian time).

To highlight the region’s assorted gastronomic scene and help its restoration, Latin America’s 50 Most effective Restaurants will also existing El Espíritu de América Latina, a collection of casual dining places that have had a good impression on their communities. To be announced on 24th November, this unranked selection will sit alongside the listing of Latin America’s 50 Greatest Eating places to increase consciousness of the broader variety of nearby dining establishments that signify the spirit of Latin American delicacies.

The Estrella Damm Chefs’ Preference Award is the only prize voted for by the chefs on this year’s Latin America’s 50 Finest Dining establishments checklist. For much more details on the assortment procedure and winner, click on right here.

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