Episode 5: Expect the Unexpected

A place like Acre, where contemporary cuisine and meets environmentally-safe farming, is heaven for chef Ming Tsai. Golfer Elise Lobb is a willing taste tester. Presented by Patrón Tequila.

Released on 9/20/2016

Credits

Starring: Ming Tsai and Elise Lobb
Director: Cathryne Czubek
Producer: Gigi Dement
Director of Photography: Giacomo Belletti

Stylist: Argy Koutsothanasis
Elise's apparel: Puma Golf, Ralph Lauren
Ming's apparel & accessories: J. Hilburn, Ralph Lauren, Breitling, Maui Jim

Transcript

00:01
(relaxed percussion and guitar music)
00:28
Hello. Hola, hi.
00:29
How are you?
00:30
Good, how are you?
00:30
Ming Tsai.
00:31
Dani, welcome to Acre.
00:32
Nice to see you.
00:33
Very nice to see you.
00:34
What a beautiful place.
00:35
Oh, my god, awesome.
00:36
Well, I'm actually starting
00:37
a really awesome distillation right now
00:39
if you wanted to take a look. Oh, cool.
00:40
Oh, I'd love to, yeah.
00:40
Right now, I'm making essential oils and hydrosalts,
00:43
and we're incorporating that into our drinks.
00:45
So, this is freshly picked lavender from the garden.
00:48
And then, you fire a cocktail with this, obviously.
00:50
Exactly.
00:53
So, I'm gonna do heavy pour.
00:55
This is a reposado tequila.
00:57
(liquid trickling)
00:58
So maybe we can squeeze some of this,
01:00
our citrus in.
01:01
This is a variegated, or Eureka, lemon.
01:03
[Ming] So cool, never seen it before.
01:06
We have about 150 citrus trees,
01:08
and some of them are quite exotic.
01:10
So, we have a bunch of blue agaves here.
01:12
They do sprout clones-- Look at that.
01:14
So, those are little mini-agave.
01:17
Here we have our mango trees. Mangoes, yep.
01:20
[Dani] There's nothing more beautiful than a fresh mango.
01:24
I love.
01:25
My grandfather in Taiwan used to feed me
01:26
fresh, ice-cold mangoes, and that's
01:27
[Dani] the best dessert period. Yeah.
01:30
My god, what a great place to work as
01:32
a chef or a bartender, right?
01:34
Exactly, right?
01:35
We also have some finger limes.
01:37
Yes, I've had these.
01:39
It just comes out.
01:40
That's awesome.
01:44
[Dani] Kumquats.
01:46
This is good, I'm getting inspired.
01:48
I hope, maybe I'll be able to cook with the chef
01:49
and make a quick little dish. Yeah.
01:50
What a playground.
01:51
Yeah.
01:52
I'm so impressed.
01:54
(Bacalar by Siddhartha)
02:08
Hey, Elise, you made it.
02:10
[Elise] How are you?
02:11
Good, good, and you?
02:12
So good to see you.
02:13
This is place is
02:14
absolutely beautiful, I was walking up here.
02:17
Like, I don't know where to look, it's so beautiful.
02:19
[Pablo] I think your friend beat you here before you.
02:21
Did he?
02:22
[Pablo] Yeah.
02:22
Do we have to go, check him out,
02:24
see what he's up to?
02:25
[Pablo] Sure, definitely.
02:26
[Elise] Let's go.
02:27
Well, hello there.
02:29
Hold on.
02:29
Hi, what's happening?
02:31
[Elise] Boom. What's up?
02:32
Hola.
02:33
Hola hola.
02:34
(laughing)
02:36
You guys are in for a treat.
02:37
This fish is freakin' delicious.
02:39
There you go.
02:41
Yeah, let's go.
02:44
Mmm.
02:45
Okay, this is so good.
02:47
And you have some refreshments.
02:49
Salud.
02:50
(cheering)
02:51
Mucho gusto, everyone.
02:52
Thank you.
02:52
What a great place.
02:54
I know where I can retire now.
02:56
(Bacalar by Siddhartha)
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