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…
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