This Saturday the Brazilian-French favourite Thomas Troisgros of Olympe in Rio de Janeiro visits the beloved afro villains of Villanos en Bermudas in Bogotá.‬


‪Twelve foremost chefs of the Americas have already guest cooked in the buzzing town house in the Chapinero-quarter of Bogotá, such as Rodolfo Guzmán of famed Boragó in Santiago, Noma co-founder Mads Refslund and Mexican Mayor of Flavour Francisco ‘Paco’ Ruano of Alcalde in Guadalajara.

Yes, even 2017 Latin America’s Best Female Chef Leonor Espinosa of Leo located in same city Bogotá has been by the two villains’ kitchen to cook.‬



Thomas Troisgros follows in the culinary footsteps of a globally famed family and runs the kitchen at the Michelin-accoladed Olympe in Rio de Janeiro that also holds a position as #17 at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants List.

Part of the fourth generation of a chefs’ clan that helped to build part of the contemporary gastronomy, Thomas Troisgros was born in Rio de Janeiro and started his gastronomic career when he was ten years old, in France with his grandfather Pierre and his uncle Michel.

With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Thomas worked with the chef and mentor Daniel Boulud in New York City, and at Mugaritz and Arzak in San Sebastian. When he came back to Brazil, he worked in the restaurants of his family until he took over the kitchen of the Michelin-starred restaurant Olympe, founded in 1984 by his father Claude Troisgros.

At Olympe, he follows the steps of his father, esteeming the combination of French techniques and Brazilian ingredients with a contemporary glance.  In charge of Olympe kitchen the award-winning chef is also owner of T.T. Burger and partner of Troisgros Brazil Group.

In addition Señor Troisgros is a great supporter of Gastromotiva, an organization that promotes social change through gastronomy.‬




Heart, courage, creativity, vision and the grandes cojones of two respectful, yet very unimpressed future chef jefes, is what Villanos en Bermudas is all about. The restaurant’s name, in English “villains – the bad guys – in shorts” says it all.

Light-spirited but straight to the point with very curly minds, creating their own imaginary vision of a culinary beauty moment should be like in real life, and doing so in a quirky yet very impressive three-story side alley colonial-style town house in the heart of Bogotá.

For these guys it hasn’t been so much the destination as much as the journey here. Both of them have amassed great international experience from working in diverse kitchens, everywhere from Copenhagen over Hong Kong to Mexico.

With that combined formular Argentinean Nicolás ‘Nico’ López  and Mexican Sergio Meza has shaken things up in Bogotá lately. So much so that their ambiguously named restaurant landed a first entry 40th spot on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant List less than a year after opening its doors.

This is your chance to experience not only the afro villains’ rebellious cooking, but also to see how they work Troisgros’ cooking that aims for the perfect balance between French elegance and Brazilian soul.



What: Thomas Troisgros at Villanos en Bermudas.

When: Saturday March 2nd.

Where: Calle 56 #5-21, Bogotá, Soacha, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Reservations: (+57) 211-1259.


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Hungry for more? Dig into this in-depth US-article on Villanos en Bermudas.