TALLER serves high quality food with its roots in the Venezuelan kitchen this is why the restaurant has a Spanish name. The name—TALLER—means “workshop", and the idea of the kitchen as a workshop is crucial for the way food is prepared and served at TALLER.
A workshop is a place of creation. Here, creation should be understood as artisan as well as poetic creation. The idea of TALLER as a workshop indicates a relationship between poetry and craftsmanship, as food is not only seen as the result of solid craftsmanship, but also as the fruits of poetic exertions. At TALLER, the process of cooking is thereby seen as closely related to more traditional art forms: the creation of food is not different in kind from the sculptor’s creation of the sculpture or the painter’s creation of the painting.
A workshop should also be seen as a place for exploration. This is true for our kitchen, where we play with both new and traditional culinary techniques, possibilities and combinations. It is also true for the guest, who will explore new cultures through new flavours. This is where we reach one of the most fascinating aspects of food: through local produce it is possible to travel to completely different cultures throughout the world.
TALLER’s cuisine is based on the Venezuelan kitchen, which is as diverse and fascinating as the Venezuelan landscape, with its Caribbean shores, dense Amazonian jungle, vast grassy plains and the towering Andes. Venezuela is a cultural kaleidoscope. This is reflected in the country’s food with its nuanced range of flavours. Restaurant TALLER hopes that you would like to join us for the journey.