Missed out on Mistura?
Take a trip north to Tumbes and get a taste of “Peru Mucho Gusto in Tumbes,” a three-day culinary event. Organized by Promperu (Commission for the Promotion of Tourism and Export in Peru), Peru Mucho Gusto is a brand that aims to promote the country’s culinary arts. Although this is the tenth edition, the 2014 event marks the first time Tumbes has played host.
Thought Mistura was overpriced?
Entrance to the Mucho Gusto event is free!
For the first time, hungry fairgoers can enter free of charge with proof of identity and three recyclable bottles. Promperu’s president, and the nation’s acting Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, stated in the event’s press release that the entrance method is part of the commission’s “commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions produced before, during and after the event to zero”.
Every day, 30 stands will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. (although the fair will remain open until 8 p.m.), offering typical dishes from northern, southern as well as central regions of Peru. Plates are said to range inprice from 5 to 10 soles. Additionally, 8 stands will exhibit artisanal products from regions such as La Libertad and Lambayeque, among others.
According to Promperu, some 8,000 people are expected to attend the weekend food fair.
As Tumbes is near the Peru border with Ecuador, the state-run entity estimates that 20% of attendees will be foreign visitors from Ecuador. Friday, October 10, marks Ecuador’s Independence Day, allowing Ecuadorians more leisure and travel time.
Held at the sports center, Alberto Terranova, the Tumbes event is a great excuse to travel within Peru, something that Promperu has been trying to encourage with the program, Y tú qué planes?.
The culinary event runs October 10 to the 12 in northern Peru.