A Danish chef in Brasilia
Chef Simon Lau arrived in Brazil for the first time in 1986 and in 2004 opened his own restaurant, Aquavit from his home in Brasilia. The restaurant, and the chef behind it, became a national reference in the use of typical products from the Brazilian cerrado in Brazilian higher gastronomy. He has received several local and national awards among others the 3 stars of Guia 4 Rodas (Michelin equivalent). He was elected Chef of the Year in Brazil by Veja magazine in 2011. Watch our interview with Simon Lau here (part one) and here (part two).