After last year’s debacle when Mistura was moved from its traditional location at the Costa Verde to a new venue in Rimac and postponed over two months just weeks before Peru’s largest food fair was supposed to start, it seems that this year everything returns to normal.
Francis Allison, mayor of Lima’s district Magdalena del Mar, confirmed in an interview with the Peruvian daily Correo that the Mistura 2018 in its 11th edition will return to the Costa Verde of Magdalena del Mar; the corresponding agreement between his municipality and Apega, the Peruvian Gastronomy Association that organizes Mistura, is already signed.
Additionally, the Mistura 2018 will as well be held around its traditional date again and is planned between the last week of August and the first week of September 2018.
And Mistura is in dire need of going back to normal. Last year’s chaos resulted in a 23% drop in visitor numbers; only 302,000 enjoyed Mistura 2017, from which just 10% were foreign guests.
As soon we get more info about Mistura 2018, we will update this article.