📍Astrid y Gastón & Central
Fans of Peruvian food: Lima is known as the dynamic metropolis and the gastronomic capital of Latin America. The proof is mathematical. Take the World’s 50 Best Restaurants as a guide & you’ll see that no city on the list has more than 3 restaurants in the top 50, other than Lima. Let me take you through them.
Astrid y Gastón
Astrid y Gastón’s chef/owner, Gastón Acurio is a national hero in Perú. This haute cursing spot put Perú in the top 50 rank in 2011. Hidden away in a gorgeous old mansion in San Isidro, the restaurant’s menu boasts a wide variety of intermingling cultures, namely Spanish, Peruvian (Guniea Pigs!) Italian, Lebanese, Chinese & Japanese.
Based in Miraflores, Central’s fame comes from its tasting menu arranged according to the altitude at which the ingredients are produced. From Pirhanas at sea level, to the top of the Andes with muña mint and alpaca heart shavings. I daresay, best restaurant in Lima.