Peru’s Gastón Acurio Wins The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2018


Peru’s Chef Gastón Acurio has spent the better part of his culinary career serving as the unofficial ambassador of Peruvian gastronomy. He’s attributed with bringing Peru’s national dish, ceviche, to the rest of the world and for the monumental achievement of putting Peru on the map as a source of quality cuisine and chefs.

Recently, his meteoric career and impact was recognized with the The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018. He joins a respectable crowd of previous Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award winners, including Heston Blumenthal (2017), Alain Passard (2016), Daniel Boulud (2015), Fergus Henderson (2014), Alain Ducasse (2013), Thomas Keller (2012), Juan Mari Arzak (2011), Eckhart Witzigmann (2010), Joel Robuchon (2009), Gualtiero Marchesi (2008), Alice Waters (2007), Albert and Michel Roux (2006) and Paul Bocuse (2005).

This touching video by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants captures Gastón Acurio’s amazing journey and impact on the world of food in his own words.

More about the award: https://www.theworlds50best.com/award…

Read the interview with Gastón: http://www.theworlds50best.com/blog/N…





Born and raised in the United States, Amber has called Peru and South America home since early 2016. She's spent the past decade carving a unique niche for herself in the travel space, from writing freelance for travel agencies, brainstorming marketing campaigns for tour operators, and now serving as Features Editor at Travel & Living in Peru. Besides traveling, her favorite things to do usually revolve around food and drink, always eager to sample the local delicacies wherever she goes.