The acknowledged master of Argentine cuisine, Francis Mallmann, presents carnivorous fare cooked over wood fires and in clay ovens, inspired by exploring early Incan and European influences and using various Patagonian methods of barbecuing.
Mallmann is South America’s most renowned chef. Growing up in Patagonia on a cliff overlooking Lago Moreno, fire played a large role in Mallmann’s childhood and the memories define him and his cooking techniques today. Having trained in the greatest French kitchens (including working with the originator of Nouvelle Cuisine - Alain Chapel) he then returned to South America, where he realized his love for open-fire cooking.
He currently has a number of restaurants, two in Mendoza, one in Buenos Aires, and a fourth in the village of Garzon, Uruguay and in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. Mallmann's first restaurant outside South America is Los Fuegos (at the Faena Hotel in Miami) offering an authentic South American dining experience complete with an outdoor fire kitchen.
Rooted in the traditional asado the space features a custom-made wood oven, an over-sized grill, and an area dedicated to cooking in ashes. The restaurant showcases Mallmann's signature dishes and cooking techniques and serves authentic Argentine cuisine. Once a week, the restaurant hosts a traditional asado, an outdoor party featuring whole animals, including both meat and seafood. We expect Mallmann's first London restaurant to be an similar proposition and offering as his Miami restaurant. A site has yet to be confirmed but will feature "open fires and a large outdoor eating area". Check back for further information.
Playing with fire.