Un viaje de fraternidad, ilusión y perseverancia contado a través de la cocina.
“El Viaje” is the title of the new Winter 2013 Tasting Menu by Astrid&Gastón. It is a story told through a long sequence of courses divided into five acts, a mise en scène where we attempt to take the life experiences of a restaurant beyond its traditional gastronomic limits. It is the kitchen turned into a new experience, in dialogue with art, music, literature, design and fashion, an intervention in space and time that tries, with every bite, to stir the senses, reflections, memories, and feelings.
El Viaje tells the story of two remote villages inexorably brought together by fate. It is the story of tens of thousands of men and women, children of Liguria, who for various reasons chose to emigrate to Peru and from there initiated a brotherly embrace of cultural integration that gradually gave life to a new world of Italian memories and Peruvian soul.
During each of the five acts, the dishes, the music, the clothing, the decoration, the tableware and the book that accompanies this experience, will narrate the turning points that define this life journey: the departure, that moment when the mother cries and says goodbye to her son encouraging him to triumph and return; the voyage, when the young man, full of fears and dreams, begins to imagine the land of Peru; the arrival, represented by long decades of work, thrift, and learning; the triumph, the moment when all the efforts pay off but also bring to life a new feeling; and finally, the return, the end of a journey that takes him back home laden with gifts from his new land.
El Viaje. A story of flavors, daring, and brotherhood.