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PERU 2016 Cuzco, Macchu Picchu and Titicaca Cultural and Gastronomic Adventure

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Taranta and Retreat2wellness is excited to announce a Culinary and Cultural Journey to Peru with award winning chef and Peruvian native, Jose Duarte.

This 10-day, chef led adventure features an ideal combination of in-depth culinary and cultural touring. We will explore Peru’s unrivaled geography, culture and cuisine, from cosmopolitan Lima to the colonial city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, mystical Machu Picchu, and finally the floating islands of Lake Titicaca.

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Chef Jose Duarte on NBC Telemundo Univison invited as a Guest Chef to Judge Top Chef Final

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Chef Jose Duarte was invited to the final of Top Chef Estrellas to taste the final dishes form the both participants, the winner was Gabriel Coronel, click the link for more infoIMG_0973

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Taranta Restaurant named one of the 25 most Innovative Restaurants across America by Zagat

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At his North End Peruvian-Italian, chef Jose Duarte is known to garnish many plates with something rather unique: QR codes. You know, those funky images that can be scanned with a smartphone to bring you to a certain website. Duarte’s culinary versions are drawn with squid ink, and the accompanying surprise site varies; codes let diners trace the sourcing of the dish’s ingredients, try their hand at its recipe, or watch YouTube videos that educate on issues of sustainability or the fascinating background of, say, the tasty fish they just devoured.

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Food and Wine Week at The Woodlands TX

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Chef Duarte participated at the Woodlands Food and Wine Week in Texas, featuring Sterling Lamb, a local Sustainable product that is now managed by by the same family for 6 generations. Also featured the Marina Cvetic form Masciarelli pairing with a Lamb Arrosticini.

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