Central, Maido, and Astrid y Gastón are in the top 40 best restaurants in the world.
The culinary masterminds of the world gathered in Bilbao, Spain, to award the best 50 restaurants and 3 Peruvian joints made it into the list.
The winner was Italy’s Osteria Francescana, with chef Massimo Bottura who offers “surreal reworkings of classic Italian recipes”, according to CNN. This is the second time he is awarded this prize, since winning in 2016.
Peru is not left behind. Almost achieving the top 5, Central restaurant in Lima occupied the 6th place. Earlier this year, the Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, owner of this restaurant, received the 2017 Chef’s Choice Award, placing himself at the top of the world of gastronomy.
Central restaurant was previously located in Miraflores and is now settled in Barranco. It serves as Chef Martínez’s workshop in the investigation and integration of indigenous Peruvian ingredients into the restaurant’s menu. It was also named “Best Restaurant in South America”.
This restaurant was followed in the 7th place by Maido, also from Lima, which offers a gastronomical fusion between Peruvian and Nikkei cuisine that will leave you enchanted with every flavor, from start to finish.
Finally, in the 39th place, Astrid y Gastón, also from the capital city of Peru, is considered one of the best restaurants on the planet. The chef, Gastón Acurio, was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cover photo: Central
*This article has been updated from the original version published on June 28, 2018.