For the second time the city of Tumbes in northern Peru hosts the Peru Mucho Gusto food festival this coming weekend. Organized by Promperu, Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board, and Tumbes authorities, the food fair aims at promoting the local gastronomy and less known Peruvian destinations as well as boosting domestic and near-border tourism.
At over 34 food stands visitors are invited to taste typical Peruvian dishes and beverages from Tumbes and 15 other Peruvian regions including Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Moquegua, Piura, Tacna and Ucayali. So the Peru Mucho Gusto food festival in Tumbes allows its guests to completely indulge into lots of real Peruvian flavors and savors. Enjoy!
Additional stalls at the food fair offer tourist information and sell local arts and crafts. As common at those kinds of gastronomic events in Peru visitors can enjoy as well local live music, traditional dances, award ceremonies, lots of talks about Peruvian cuisine and cooking classes with renowned chefs. At the Peru Mucho Gusto festival in Tumbes chef Edgardo Rojas introduces participants to the Amazonian cuisine while chef Arlette Eurlert shows some contemporary cooking.
12th Peru Mucho Gusto Food Festival in Tumbes details
Date: 4th to 6th of November 2016
Opening hours: 11.00 am to 08.00 pm
Where: Complejo Deportivo “Alberto Terranova”, Tumbes
Entrance fee: 3 empty plastic bottles that are recycled and an ID
Food prices: S/. 6 (about US$ 1.80) for a small serving, S/. 12 (about US$ 3.60) for a large serving