The acclaimed Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martínez, opened a new restaurant in Hong Kong, China, and the South China Morning Post believes that it “more than lives up to expectations”.
Located in H Queen’s, Central, this restaurant is also owned by Martínez, whose “Central” in Lima ranks 6th on the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
“I had visited the restaurant a few weeks before the opening, when Martinez was in Hong Kong – back then, the space had only one table. There was no point in masking my identity on review night, because I’d met most of the staff, including chef Sang Jeong. The restaurant was full when we visited, and we were seated at a comfortable, if rather dimly lit booth”, Susan Jung from the aforementioned media wrote.
She mentions that some of the dishes Ichu Peru offers are: Pargo al rocoto; Pez limón; Yellowtail ceviche; Lomo de res; Quinoa with greens, goat cheese and ginger sofrito; Beef short rib; and Sea bass, just to mention a few.
As for the desserts, they were “creative and delicious”. Two of them you need to try, according to Jung, are the Maiz caramel and Tres leches.
Earlier this year, along with Central Restaurante, chef Virgilio Martínez was given the 2017 Chef’s Choice Award, which places him at the top of the international culinary world.
His restaurant in Peru is known for its contemporary interpretation and presentation of Peruvian cuisine and has already received many awards, such as Best Restaurant of Peru, Highest Climbing recognition, Best Contemporary Peruvian cuisine, and best Sommelier.