A team from Las Iguanas is working on developing new restaurant designs and menu ideas after returning from a research trip to Argentina and Brazil.
The team were given a series of kitchen and restaurant tours in Buenos Aires and Rio as part of the exercise.
In Argentina, they visited a whole host of restaurants from high-end boutique hotels to tiny courtyard cafes with the assistance of a local restaurant critic, making note of different Latin American design influences.
The trip also offered the chance to sample plenty of local Argentinian cuisines as well as tastes from around South and Central America.
A behind-the-scenes tour into the kitchens and fridges of one of Buenos Aires’ top restaurants offered particular inspiration for the chain, as it looks at how it can bring greater authenticity to the Latin American dining experience in the UK.
In Rio, meanwhile, the travelling party took in the rooftop restaurants of Santa Teresa to explore Brazilian architecture and design.
“Upon their return the team has already set upon turning these inspirations into exciting design features and elements for the new Las Iguanas sites opening across the UK in 2016,” the company stated.