my man, the bizarro randy from lima, “rodrigo conroy”! his style and his ability to bridge the cuisine of peru with spain and that bad ass area called the basque, makes him a very dynamic cook and a great person to bounce ideas off of. hes a man on a mission, he is always digging up something and always on the move. his food, was the first to time that i found myself asking questions in lima?
the questions i began asking myself were: “who is this guy?”, “how old is he?” “fuck!!!” and “this cat has got some moves!” i was really happy to have experienced this feeling at his restaurant because i really needed to wake up. after dinner and eating my favorite dish of the year, foie gras cannaloni, figs, caramilized quinoa & parmesan ice cream, i knew lima and the rest of peru was on to something. the more i learned about the cuisine the more i felt like that “white kid” , who only knows what he was taught, (MAYBE WE SHOULD WAIT ON THIS TOPIC) Anyway, I loved that city and cant wait to go back in june to help carlos and rodrigo open a new concept down there! thank you fred, for bringing our two worlds together!
foie and unagi terrine