As President Obama re-establishes diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, some of the best chefs on this planet are teaming up to open an epic restaurant in Cuba.
Chefs Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico City; Cosme, NYC), Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz, San Sebastian), and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Modena) – all of whom have restaurants on the World’s 50 Best List – plan to open up Pasta, Tapas, Y Tacos, based on the foods the chefs specialize in.
But it’s not as easy as just opening the doors. Before they can start cooking, they need to figure the issue of obtaining fresh food. Bottura says: “There is little fresh food… what little they have, they import from Canada, historically friends of the Cubans… they mainly have chicken and beans in Cuba.”
Still, the chefs are determined to make this work and knowing how incredibly talented these guys are, it most definitely will. We wish you all the best gents.