February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Mallmann

Francis Mallmann

Francis Mallmann, Chef and Creator of Los Fuegos restaurant at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, is South America’s most celebrated and beloved chef. Growing up in Patagonia on a cliff overlooking Lago Moreno, fire played a large role in Francis’ childhood and the memories that help define him and his cooking techniques today. When he was just nineteen, Francis opened his first restaurant in Bariloche, where he began to gain loyal supporters. After a few years, during which time he had achieved great success, he jumped at the opportunity to open a restaurant in Uruguay,... READ MORE

Francis Mallmann, Chef and Creator of Los Fuegos restaurant at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, is South America’s most celebrated and beloved chef. Growing up in Patagonia on a cliff overlooking Lago Moreno, fire played a large role in Francis’ childhood and the memories that help define him and his cooking techniques today. When he was just nineteen, Francis opened his first restaurant in Bariloche, where he began to gain loyal supporters. After a few years, during which time he had achieved great success, he jumped at the opportunity to open a restaurant in Uruguay, where his following continued to build. Francis was able to close his restaurants in the off season and travel to Europe, where he worked in world renowned kitchens in France under the direction of Alain Senderens, Roger Verge and Raymond Oliver. Francis eventually returned to South America, where he continued to cook French cuisine, but ultimately realized his desire to serve meals that celebrated techniques based on the wood-fire and cast-iron cooking practices for which South America is known.

Today Francis remains drawn to fire and the aromas that can only be achieved in grilling. Harnessing his talents, he creates bold, flavorful dishes that are surprising to the palate while at the same time delicious and seductive. Los Fuegos offers an authentic South American dining experience, complete with asados (outdoor barbecues) and its fire kitchen has been custom designed by Francis to bring together his many fire-cooking techniques, from grilling to cooking with ashes, into one exceptional kitchen. Los Fuegos is the celebrated chef’s only restaurant in the United States.

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