“It’s important for a chef to have passion. When you lose your passion for cooking, there’s no chef,” says Chef Carlos Brescia, owner and executive chef of Dr. Limón. Passion has been a key ingredient to the dishes at his restaurant, which put a modern spin on Peruvian classics. From refreshing ceviche to sizzling lomo saltado, Chef Brescia is on mission to show his eaters why Peru has one of the great cuisines of the world.
Watch this episode of Unpacked to take a culinary journey through Peruvian gastronomy and follow Chef Brescia as he builds on the legacy passed down by his father. Fun Fact: Dr. Limón is a mixture of Chef Brescia’s nickname (doctor) and the most essential ingredient to a good ceviche – lime.
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