Virgilio Martinez | Wiki & Bio | Everipedia

Virgilio chooses to approach the diversity of our ingredients in a manner similar to that used by the peoples of the Andes in pre-Hispanic times: through vertical ecological monitoring. According to this alternative way of understanding the geography, land is perceived not as a horizontal plane but rather vertically, so that it takes advantage of all that the flora and fauna are able to deliver according to the particularities of each ecological system. As a result of the dramatic fluctuations in the Andean terrain in a relatively small radius of 100 km (for a large number of farmers this isn't a difficult hike), there's direct access to the country’s products from various altitudes ranging from the coast to the Amazon. [+]