In 2018 we launched PIRATA in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, a fine dining restaurant working with a single organic farm and the few fishermen who come ashore each morning with the night's catch. Our goal is to explore what is possible working in complete symbiosis with our surroundings. Through deliberate work we created what we believe to be a beautiful reflection of our environment and our beliefs. Using only what's at hand we create a 10 course dining experience, expressing the coast through food and challenging our guests to open their minds to a new way of exploring food.
Through our work we solidified our theory that there was an error in the chain from soil to table. Farmers dedicated to practicing regenerative farming and tending to our earth, in the current system, received the least return on investment for their work rendering it nearly impossible for them to evolve. With our eyes set on revolution we created DE LA COSTA, a non profit organization aimed at building much needed infrastructure for the coastal farms of our region and creating a direct to consumer marketplace so that they may vend there products without intermediaries
VIANDA is our vision of the future, bridging the gap between local producers and our community while creating a vibrant economy based in fair pricing and social responsibility. Working with our network of local farmers we craft their beautiful products into fermented and preserved foods packaged in reusable containers. Our community can purchase these products with a one time deposit, bringing back their vessel each time to receive baseline product pricing. In our continued commitment to build a thriving community based economy we donate 100% of our profit from VIANDA to DE LA COSTA so that we may continue to aid our coast.