Last week “The World’s 50 Best” in collaboration with S. Pellegrino once again revealed Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 at a grand ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. And not only the best restaurant in the region is located in Lima, but another 9 gourmet temples in the Peruvian capital are among the 50 best restaurants.
The organization of the Mistura 2017, South America’s largest gastronomic fair, was quite chaotic so far. But now with a new location and a new date it seems everything is on track again and the first more concrete details are announced.
Today the Peruvian Gastronomy Society, Apega, announced that the Mistura 2017 not only has a new location as we reported in our article “Mistura 2017 moves to Rimac”, but will be postponed until the end of October.
Since March we know that the 10th edition of Mistura won’t be held at its former location in Lima’s Magdalena del Mar, but moves further north to Callao. Yesterday however Apega, organizer of the event, surprisingly announced another change of location for this year’s gastronomic fair.
For years largely unnoticed by food enthusiasts, Lima, the Peruvian capital, developed into one of the great gastronomic capitals of the world over the past decade that by now can easily compete with old-established gourmet cities such as New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.
Peru has one of the best tasting and finest cacao beans and chocolates in the world. To celebrate and showcase the local variety producers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and exporters of Peruvian cocoa and products made of it come together once a year for the Cacao and Chocolate Salon since 2010.
For the past few years Peruvian food is on everyone’s lips, literally as well as figuratively. A new generation of Peruvian chefs redefined the local cuisine making it known around the globe and developed Peru, and here especially Lima, often named the gastronomic capital of the world, into a Mecca for food lovers.