Interview With Chef Rafael Piqueras of Peruvian Fusion Maras Restaurante

It's little wonder that when Westin built a luxurious, 30-story, sparkling steel and glass hotel in Lima last year (now Peru’s tallest building) at the cost of $130,000,000, they searched for a top chef whose talents would not be dwarfed by this iconic landmark.

The man they chose for the job was Peruvian-fusion wunderkind, Chef Rafael Piqueras, 36, who cut his culinary teeth on the likes of Antica Osteria del Teatro in Italy and Giuda and El Celler de Can Roca and El Bulli in Spain.

Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep...(Read More)

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