The Maiz Project

Chef Richard Ortega’s food is an homage to his small hometown in Venezuela, where the grandmothers have been cooking everything the same way for centuries, over charcoal and firewood. Ground by hand and formed into perfectly chewy pockets filled with all manner of juicy meats, fish, cheese and sauces, Maiz Project’s real corn flour arepas revive forgotten techniques and elevate the traditional dishes of Ortega’s native countryside. The menu aims to introduce Venezuelan cuisine to the masses with simple, quality ingredients enhanced by the kiss of an open flame.