ABOUT PERUVIAN CUISINE
the rise of peruvian cuisine
Peruvian cuisine has achieved universal acclaim for its distinctive fusion of Japanese, Chinese, Criollo, and Andean culinary traditions, enriched with Peru's extreme biodiversity. From the Altiplano and jagged Andes to the lush Amazon rainforest and the arid coast, Peru's myriad ecosystems generate a mesmerizing blend of flavors.
It took a visionary like Gaston Acurio, chef of Astrid y Gaston, to put Peruvian cuisine on the global map. Following in his footsteps, chefs like Virgilio Martinez, Rafael Ostering and Jaime Pesaque burst onto the scene and helped turn Lima into a culinary mecca.
In 2023, World's 50Best elected Central as best restaurant in the world. Kjolle, Maido and Mayta also made it to the top 50.