Chef Pedro - Salt & Pepper

The Top Chef Aruba contestant of Salt & Pepper Tapas Bar & Restaurant is Chef Pedro Ferrandiz (41).



The Chef


You won’t believe this: the chef at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden across from the Barceló Resort is a lawyer. Pedro Ferrandiz (40) studied in Lima, Peru, but moved to Aruba before establishing his practice there. And that is not all: he studied Hospitality at the University of Aruba, stopping short just before his thesis. But then his life took a weird turn and he found out that he loved working in a kitchen. “At Salt & Pepper I enjoy the freedom to create the best possible flavors, the most terrific combinations and fabulous dishes,’’ Pedro says.


Chef’s philosophy

“Memories will surface with the food you eat, so treat yourself and enjoy.”



The Dish


Land & Sea Rendezvous

Three fantastic tapas combined for an exquisite Land and Sea rendezvous. Chef's traditional cuisine combines new molecular techniques to indulge your palate. Grilled lamb chops with asparagus trampantojo will cheat your eye. Next is a seared scallop with a pomme soufflé and the trio is completed by Matsuyaki Pork with pistachio sesame crisp.


Price: US$ 26.00 p/p Available only at: Salt & Pepper Restaurant


“This is what life is about... fantastic flavors on one plate.”



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