The Curated Videos Crosses the Caribbean and Latin America Featuring Locally-Inspired Gourmet Recipes & Techniques from JW Marriott Chefs in the Region
Weston, FL –January 20, 2016 – Embracing its passion for culinary, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio, launched in the Caribbean and Latin America region The Chef’s Table video series on YouTube. These series showcased signature and local dishes and techniques from classically trained chefs from JW Marriott properties in Lima, Cancun, Santo Domingo, Bogota, Cusco and Rio de Janeiro.
The latest installment of the series features the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro’s Executive Chef, Thomaz Leão. Chef Thomaz curated his dish sourcing local seasonal ingredients traditional to the region which included grilled namorado toped off with butter beans and savory confited plantain medallions. “Through creativity and combination of different local ingredients, foodies will now be able to upgrade their palate and enjoy their favorite traditional dishes with a creative twist,” said Chef Thomaz.
The Chef’s Table series debuted in Mexico and Peru with formally trained Chef Gonzalo Ruiz from the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Chef Julio Ferradas from JW Marriott Hotel Lima. Chef Gonzalo Ruiz created a savory yellowfin tuna tartare with locally sourced fish and delicate touches of chimichurri, Mexican avocado and freshly baked flour tortillas. Subsequently, Chef Julio Ferradas prepared his signature stir-fried “paiche” tacu tacu, a contemporary twist on the traditional Peruvian dish made from a local fish.
For some Caribbean flair, the third video installment in the Dominican Republic featured Chef Sergio Delfino from the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo. Chef Delfino created a fusion of Mediterranean and Caribbean with his octopus casserole marinated with achiote and aji panka, accompanied with traditional fried yucca dressed in black olives.
Exploring the South American region with a vallenato tune, Chef Dante Filosi and Chef Johan Castro, from the JW Marriott Hotel Bogota, prepared their interpretation of an arepa by combining truffled Colombian flour with lobster and crab layers.
The Chef’s Table video series are featured on Hoteles Marriott YouTube channel. Below is the complete list of the episodes available, each highlighting a different destination and hotel:
- JW Marriott Hotel Lima
- JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
- JW Marriott El Convento Cuzco
- JW Marriott Hotel Bogota
- JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
“With the Chef’s Table YouTube series we want to celebrate both the incredible talents we have at the hotels and the culinary variation that exists in the Caribbean and Latin American region with locally inspired recipes. Guests will be able to enjoy these signature dishes at home or can visit us at any one of our hotels for a full culinary experience,” said Vicente Salaverri, Vice President of Operations for the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International.
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JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 75 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and #experiencejwm.
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ABOUT MARRIOTT IN THE CARIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICA (CALA)
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)’s presence in the region is represented by 79 hotels in 25 countries and territories, offering more than 18,000 rooms and spanning nine lodging brands. Marriott International (including The Ritz-Carlton) has 29 hotels under development in the region and expects to double its total number of hotels by 2017 across 10 lodging brands in 27 countries and territories.