Revisiting one’s roots. Taking a fresh look at traditional flavors and knowhow and giving them your own touch. Investigating forgotten ingredients and recipes and infusing them with new life in the present, creating a unique style. All of these elements are an important part of an auteur cuisine. With her tireless curiosity, Mónica Huerta has managed to bring the delicious tradition of Arequipa’s picantería restaurants into the twenty-first century.
At La Nueva Palomino, Mónica is the creator behind an ingenious and elegant update on Arequipa’s traditional cuisine, recreating offerings that had nearly been consigned to oblivion and returning them to the spotlight, all with her own touch.