Do you love Costa Rica or dream of discovering it? Do you like culinary surprises? Then Esencia is for you! This book puts the spotlight on Costa Rica and its gastronomic products, thanks to inventive recipes and testimonials from chefs, gourmets, travelers and nature lovers. There are also beautiful photos that take us to the land of pura vida. Its author, Patricia Richer, Disciple Escoffier International, is a chef at La Terrasse restaurant in San José. This travel diary around the senses is the result of encounters from all horizons: Philippe Vinagradoff, French Ambassador to Costa Rica; Antoine Abou-Samra, A Table For Two; Georges Grunenwald, President of "Best of Gastronomy"; Sylvie Gssel, producer of incentive trips to Costa Rica; Bertrand Ducos de Lahitte, naturalist guide; Eric Remacle, meditation teacher; David Chenuet, gastronome and writer; Samuel Vaulthier, chef de partie France, prestigious establishments; Stéphane Solune, author of Carnet de voyage-Costa Rica, Storymix Editions; Les Toques Blanches, Latin America; and finally Laurent Boschero... du Petit Futé!

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