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About

Chef  Owner

Chester Gerl

 

Gracia is the Spanish translation for the word grace. Gerl's vision for Gracia is founded on his deep admiration and reverence for Mexican culture and cuisine.  A palate cultivated by his many years of travels across Mexico and his tenure in Seattle and New York kitchens, Gerl strives to create dishes reflective of his personal experiences.  Sourcing pure and honest ingredients, he preserves and honors the history and techniques of traditional Mexican cuisine.  Gerl imports non-GMO, heirloom corn varieties from Oaxaca, Mexico, then nixtamalizes the kernels in house; the result, fresh masa.  Masa, the foundation and heart of his menu, produces distinctly nuanced, earthy flavors that are reflective of season, variety, geography and craft. 

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