French chefs praise Peru for exquisite gastronomy

(LIP-ir) — Young French chefs from Gregoire-Ferrandi culinary school were amazed and impressed with the variety of fresh products used to prepare Peruvian dishes in a course which took place from February 27 – March 6.

Among the students’ favorite dishes in the Andean country were cebiche and lomo saltado. The French chefs were also impressed by Peru’s national drink – Pisco.

Nine students and their professor Gabriel Bousquette took part in the nine-day course, which was held at Montecatini de Lima School. The students as well as their professor praised the quality of Peru’s cuisine and the high standards with which it was prepared at Montecatini School.

The program, which was supported by Peru’s Tourism and Exportation Promotion Agency (Promperu), took place thanks to an agreement made between the French and Peruvian schools.

According to Monte Catini, the purpose of the program was to join the contributions made by each school and take an in depth look at the secrets behind Peru and France’s finest dishes.

French students had the chance to learn and apply the techniques behind the preparation of fine Peruvian dishes.

Furthermore, they had a chance to learn about the cultural influences that have shaped gastronomy in Peru.

The course closed with a special dinner held on March 6 in which French students prepared Peru’s choicest dishes. The Minster and Vice Minster of Tourism were present as well as the President of the National Chamber of Tourism.