The Central restaurant in Lima, Peru, has claimed the top spot on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list for a third year consecutively. Taking to the stage, chef Virgilio Martinez, joined by wife and kitchen partner Pía León, was evidently excited, he was very happy to receive the award but more because “Latin America is united and unique.”
Second on the list also went to Peru with the Nikkei restaurant, Maido and chef Mitsuharu Tsumura. Third was awarded to Alex Atala’s D.O.M restaurant in Brazil and fourth spot went to Rodolfo Guzman and his Borago restaurant in Chile. Number five was Pujol in Mexico which picked up with the Art of Hospitality extra award.
The Lifetime Achievement award went to Claude Troigros. The One to Watch award was handed to Francisco Ruano and Latin America’s Best Female Chef award was given to Kamilla Seidler. Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef was Gustavo Saez and the Chef’s Choice Award, picked by those on the list, was Guillermo González Beristáin.