5 Minutes with Diego Jacquet: Good Beef, Good Wine & Good Company
Diego Jacquet is a renowned chef and joint owner Casa Malevo. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diego Jacquet spent most of his youth in Patagonia, where he discovered his love for food and wild products.
DESCRIBE CASA MAVELO IN FIVE WORDS?
Simple, cozy, honest argentine restaurant
WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION?
In terms of design inspiration comes from traditional "estancias" or country houses in rural Buenos AIres province.
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIALS TO GOOD ARGENTINEAN FOOD?
Good beef, good wine & good company!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INGREDIENT?
Dulce de leche, a milk and sugar spread that is the base of our famous Dulce de leche Creme brule dessiert.
DESCRIBE THE PERFECT DINNER?
I'm a big fan of Patagonian lamb, therefore would have to be a slow grilled whole lamb with family & friends.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CONNAUGHT VILLAGE?
The village feeling, we know almost all of the neighbours and they are really supportive.
IF YOU WERE MAROONED ON AN ISLAND, WHAT 3 ESSENTIALS WOULD YOU TAKE?
Great wine, bread & superb cheese!
12 Connaught Street