Lima, Peru is one of the world’s incredible dining destinations on the rise, with chefs looking to the Andes and the Amazon for incredibly exotic ingredients and cooking techniques special to the region. Here are just five of those many chefs in Lima, who are mastering #TheArtOfPlating.
Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, Malabar
Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino provides a unique Peruvian experience, utilizing exotic ingredients with ancient Andean cooking techniques.
Franco Kisic, IK Restaurante
Always looking to the Andes for inspiration, chef Franco Kisic is serving contemporary Peruvian cuisine.
Gastón Acurio, Astrid y Gastón
Named after Gastón Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche, Astrid y Gastón is a pioneering restaurant that has greatly contributed to where Peruvian cuisine stands today.
Virgilio Martinez, Central
Dedicated to showcasing the incredible diversity of Peru’s landscape and altitude, Virgilio Martinez explores the essence of Peruvian cuisine at his restaurant Central.
Nikkei-infuenced grilled octopus with purple corn sauce by Virgilio Martinez of Central. Photo courtesy of Christopher Testani for Conde Nast Traveler.
Mitsuharu Tsumura, Maido
Lima born chef Mitsuharu Tsumura serves Nikkei, a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cooking techniques, using rare ingredients and cooking methods used in the Amazon jungle.