Put your favorite sweatpants on and turn your phone on silent: season three of the popular Netflix documentary series, “Chef’s Table,” will feature one of Peru’s most acclaimed chefs.
The cult hit is known for its breathtaking cinematography in and around kitchens, and the tantalizing tales from international chefs filled with drama, passion, and humor. The third season dedicates one episode to Peru’s own Virgilio Martinez, chef and creator of award-winning Central, based in Lima.
Since opening Central in the tourist-friendly district of Miraflores, Virgilio has opened several other eateries including Senzo in Cusco city, and Mil in Moray, Cusco. In 2015 he published his Peruvian cuisine recipe book, “LIMA: The Cookbook,” available in English and Spanish.
Virgilio has amplified the role of the chef by developing the Mater project, a team of researchers and chefs who travel across Peru in search of native and rare ingredients that can be incorporated by the chef, and thus promoted.
Virgilio is the only Latin American chef to be highlighted in the new season. Watch the trailer below.
Cover photo: Eater.com
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