Mandarin Oriental, Miami Executive Chef Diego Oka was born and raised in Lima, Peru, one of the world’s most diverse and eclectic culinary destinations.
Blending personal experiences and a background of Japanese descent into his cuisine, Chef Oka draws on influences ranging from his grandmother’s cooking to the food he discovered while living in Mexico and Colombia.
Before joining La Mar in Miami, Chef Oka served as executive chef at other La Mar locations, starting with the original Lima restaurant in 2005 and followed by Bogota, Colombia and San Francisco, CA, among other cities. Now as Executive Chef of Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s new restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio, he focuses on iconic Peruvian cuisine as well as lesser-known plates that showcase the cultural and culinary diversity of the country.
TEALEAVES x Pantone
Welcome to #PaletteForYourPalate, An Exhibition of Tea + Color + Mood. Over the next two months we will be releasing 20+ culinary and mixology films inspired by the Pantone Color Institute and our new Whole Lead Pyramid Teabags. Here's a teaser to get you started, and we hope you enjoy this tour of taste and color.
Color In Sight: A Documentary on the Details of Color in Design
“There are many products that are well designed, but don't get the traction they deserve because the color's not right." In an increasingly digitally connected world, research has shown that the average human attention span has fallen to eight seconds- one second less than that of the goldfish. With such a competitive landscape, only the best brands can convey their message and connect with people almost instantaneously. Color In Sight brings together 11 experts of industry, gathered around one powerful, little detail: color. We explore how top brands—ranging from Nike and Pantone to OPI and Herman Miller—think about and use color in the most effective and compelling way. By hearing their own experiences, the goal is to bring about an appreciation for the detail of color selection and how it can have a large impact on the perception of products and services enjoyed by many.