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From relative obscurity to international adoration, Peru’s national cuisine has come a long way in the past two decades. Pioneered by restaurants like Astrid y Gastón, modern Peruvian cuisine combines European technique with Peru’s natural bounty of indigenous ingredients. Today, thanks in part to this revalorazation of its local dishes, Lima is a top culinary destination, having repeatedly topped the list of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants.

Eat
Lima’s relatively recent rise to culinary fame satisfies a curiosity for the unknown and the yet-to-be-discovered. While ceviche has been elevated from a local stable to a global foodie favorite, other,
less-known Peruvian dishes and ingredients await the novelty-seeking palate, drawn from Peru’s diverse range of ecosystems to the plates of its finest restaurants and streetside stands.

Drink
Peru’s national drink, the pisco sour, is the fruit of a 400 year tradition of wine production dating back to the Spanish introduction of the first grapes to South America. Pisco can only be made in five coastal regions, including the area surrounding Lima, making the city an excellent place to sample the national favorite.

Experience
Chef Gastón Acurio traveled the Peruvian countryside to discover all the flavors the country has to offer so you don’t have to—a food tour of Lima will give you a feel for the country’s diverse culinary heritage. Visit Central Restaurante for meticulous plating or one of Lima’s coastal cebicherias for the freshest no-frills seafood.

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Astrid Y Gaston restaurant celebrates 25 years with a unique dinner
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Astrid Y Gaston restaurant celebrates 25 years with a unique dinner
Astrid & Gastón celebrated 25 years since the restaurant in Lima first opened its doors in characteristic style on 13 July with an S.Pellegr
Mistura 2012, Food Festival in Peru
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Mistura 2012, Food Festival in Peru
A gallery from 2012 edition of Mistura, the yearly Peruvian food festival.And if you want to know more about the event and get some exclusive quotes, don't m
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Still smiling after 25 years: Astrid y Gaston's special birthday
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Still smiling after 25 years: Astrid y Gaston's special birthday
Top chefs from all over the world gathered in Lima to celebrate the restaurant and also Peruvian cuisine's recent history. Take a look at the unique dishes!
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Latam50Best: Peru Wins Again
We ask why the city of Lima in Peru has topped Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list for six years in a row.
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Pía Leon: 'It's Time to Tell My Story'
We chat to chef Pía Leon, one half of the dynamic duo behind Lima's Central, ahead of the opening of her first solo restaurant Kjolle.
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Diary of a #SPYoungChef at Astrid y Gastón, Lima
The German S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalist, Falko Weiß, was in Lima for a three-day internship at Astrid y Gastón. Here's his personal diary about it.
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29 New Dishes from Gaston Acurio in 2017
Gaston Acurio, the powerhouse of Peruvian gastronomy, shares a look back at his 2017 creations: 29 wonderful new dishes in one year.
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Maido Wins Latin America's 50 Best 2017
Watch the moment Maido restaurant in Lima, Peru is revealed as Latin America's Best Restaurant 2017, plus chef Mitsuharu Tsumura's accepatance speech.
Peru's Chefs Show You How to Make Leche de Tigre (Tiger's Milk)
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Peru's Chefs Show You How to Make Leche de Tigre (Tiger's Milk)
Learn this recipe by a great video from Peru with local chefs, cooks and restaurant owners offering up their secrets for cooking the perfect Leche de Tigre.
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6 ALTURAS at Central in Lime
Watch some amazing plating at the Central restaurant in Lima, Peru. 
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Gaston Acurio: "I'm Coming Back to The Kitchen"
The Peruvian Gaston Acurio will be leaving retirement and returning to the kitchen to cook once again at Astrid y Gastón. Read this exclusive interview.
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Virgilio Martinez: "Everything Has to Move"
We sit down for an interview with Virgilio Martinez as he explains his exciting plans for relocating his Central restaurant from Lima to Cusco.
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Diego Muñoz: 'Biodiversity and Multiculturality, the Pillars of Peruvian Cuisine'
An exclusive video interview with chef Diego Muñoz, from 'Astrid y Gastón' restaurant in Lima, talking about Peruvuan gastronomy and his new role in the city.
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Why Lima Should Be Your Next Culinary Destination
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26 Bites of Peru with Gaston Acurio
The Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio joins Fine Dining Lovers for one day only to bring you his 26 bite guide to Peru, from ceviche to sancochado.
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Virgilio Martinez Explains The Philosophy Behind 'Central'
Watch Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez explain the eco-friendly cuisine at his award-wining restaurant Central, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
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Virgilio Martinez: "Part of my future is going to be in Cusco"
We catch up with Virgilio Martinez just hours after finding out his Central restaurant has been picked as the Best Restaurants in Latin America.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 - The Social Story
As the dust settles from the buzzing ceremony of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List 2014 we take a look at some of the social shouts from the night.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List 2014 - The Winners
Central at the top, Astrid Y Gaston second place, D.O.M. third: here is the full list of the Latin America 50 Best Restaurants 2014 as announced in Lima.
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Martinez' Central is the Best Restaurant in Latin America 2014
The Central restaurant in Lima Peru has been picked as the Best Restaurant in Latin America on Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List.
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Lima, a City Tasting Tour with Chef Rafael Osterling
With the Latin America 50 Best Restaurants announced today, FDL asked chef Rafael Osterling's suggestions for a spot of informal dining in Lima, Peru.
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Osso: Way More Than a Butcher's Shop
A special dinner in Lima as FDL take a seat at a special 'Butcher's Table' feast from Peru's most exciting young butcher, Renzo Garibaldi.
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Eating Altitude with Virgilio Martinez
A trip to The Sacred Valley, Peru, with chef Virgilio Martinez as he meets a cooperative of female farmers, hunts for new ingredients and dishes up altitude.
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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2014
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurant will be unveiled at a ceremony in Lima, Peru, on September 3rd.
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Gaston Acurio: "This is Just the Beginning"
A chat with the chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Gaston Acurio, about the future of gastronomy in Latin America and why this is just the beginning.
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Video Interview: Gaston Acurio at Casa Moreyra
Gaston Acurio on food in Peru, chefs as presidents, his hopes for the future of Peruvian cuisine and his latest venture, Casa Moreyra, in Lima.
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Adrià & Other VIPs Flock To Peru For Gaston Acurio's New Restaurant
The opening of Gaston Acurio's new restaurant Astrid & Gaston Casa Moreyra in Lima will be attended by famous chefs including Ferran Adria and Joan Roca.
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PICTURES: Astrid & Gastón's Final Tasting Menu
Check out some of the stunning dishes from the final tasting menu at Gastón Acurio's acclaimed restaurant 'Astrid & Gastón' in Lima.
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Lifetime Achievement for Gaston Acurio
The Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award ahead of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List on September 4th.
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Virgilio Martinez: It's Time for Peruvian Fine Dining in London
Meet the young Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez, a young culinary ambassador who is planning to open London's first fine dining Peruvian restaurant.
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Mistura 2012: The Peruvian Food Festival In Pics And Quotes
A glimpse of this year's Mistura Festival in Peru with pictures, quotes and themes to emerge from the wonderfully vibrant food festival
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Pachacútec, a Cookery School in the Desert of Peru
Just a two-hour drive away from Lima, the Pachacútec Culinary Institute is a project that lies close to chef Gaston Acurio’s heart
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Mistura Festival 2011 in Peru: More Than Just Food
160,000 dishes, 500,000 loaves of artisan bread, 8 tons of fruit, and 500 litres of pisco sour in just 10 days? It must be the Mistura Festival, Gastón Acurio,
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Chefs' G9: a Gastro-Social Manifesto
The best chefs in the world met in Lima, Perù, to discuss the role of chefs in the world. The result? An open letter to the chefs of tomorrow