In 1993 when Peru was a country where everyone wanted to leave from Gaston Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche didn’t.
“They met and fell in love in Paris while studying cooking. His dream, however, was to settle in Lima to open a restaurant. They would do it only one year later. Walking one night in Miraflores, very close to the apartment where they lived, they found what would be their second home for 20 years. Then they had no way of knowing, but when they left a note with their information under the door of number 175 Cantuarias Street, Gastón and Astrid changed the course of their history. Of our history”, you can read in El Comercio, who has decided to write a special article because of Astrid & Gaston restaurant’s 25-year anniversary next July 14.
This restaurant opened its doors on July 14, 1994, focused on haute cuisine. Today, Gaston Acurio is one of the most renowned Peruvian chefs in the world and is considered responsible for the popularity that Peru’s gastronomy has today all over the world. He owns 50 restaurants in 12 different countries and has been awarded many times.