Oscar Carrizosa: Restaurant “Casa Crespo”

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In this video we are introduced to Oscar Carrizosa, the passionate owner of Casa Crespo, a unique establishment that encompasses a restaurant, a cooking school, and a chocolate store. Through this captivating video, we delve into the world of Casa Crespo and learn about the culinary wonders and cultural diversity found within.

Oscar Carrizosa, who hails from a small village in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, shares his personal journey and deep connection to the culinary arts. Growing up, he assisted his mother in running a small restaurant, and memories of those moments in the kitchen still hold a special place in his heart. Influenced by his grandmother and godmother, both talented cooks, Oscar’s passion for cooking blossomed. Despite studying art and painting, he found his true calling in the culinary world, where he could nourish artists and transform food into a form of art for his walls.

Oaxaca, a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage, is a melting pot of 16 different ethnic groups, languages, and cuisines. Casa Crespo embraces this diversity by bringing dishes from small villages to the tables of their restaurant. Oscar takes pride in showcasing the authentic flavors and traditional recipes that reflect the vibrant tapestry of Oaxacan cuisine. His cooking classes not only allow him to share his expertise but also provide an opportunity to meet people from around the world who are eager to explore and appreciate the region’s cultural treasures.

The video also highlights the challenges faced during the pandemic. Oscar’s fortunate retreat to his country house allowed him to continue working on his recipes and spend quality time with his family. As a result, he now has an abundance of culinary knowledge, enough to create not just one cookbook, but several.

Oscar’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through as he expresses his joy in being his own boss and having full control over his business. His pride in the food served at Casa Crespo is evident, and his ultimate satisfaction lies in seeing people genuinely happy and content with their dining experience.

Through this insightful video, viewers are treated to a glimpse of the remarkable journey of Oscar Carrizosa and the extraordinary culinary haven that is Casa Crespo. From the rich cultural heritage of Oaxaca to the diverse flavors found within its walls, Casa Crespo promises an enchanting and mouthwatering experience for all who visit.

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