Peruvian gastronomy has a huge menu full of tasteful and exotic flavors. In recent years, new talents and interesting projects have emerged. The best and most original are recognized every year by Summum Awards.
The 2018’s edition, awarded the prizes on Monday, August 27th. at theNational Grand Theater. This year, 323 restaurants signed up, but only 115 were cut off as finalists in 32 categories. To select the winners, an online survey was done between May and June, which includes 5.000 users, including gastronomic critics to diners, across the country.
For the ninth edition, the poll was complemented by the decisions of three special juries: food critics, who voted for Best Author Cuisine and Best Female Chef; chefs, to choose the Best Producer; and the Consultative Committee of Summum, for the Best Classic Restaurant, Best Huarique, Best Bartender and Best Maitre. In addition, the collaboration of the Wine Club was requested to choose the Best Sommelier.
Categories and winners:
Best producer: Manuel Choqque
Best Author Cuisine: Virgilio Martínez
Best Female Chef: Arlette Eulert
Best Classic Restaurant: La Tiendecita Blanca
Best Huarique: Zoppi
LIMA: BEST RESTAURANT BY KITCHEN TYPE
Meats and grills: Carnal Prime Steakhouse
Chinese & chifa: Chifa TITI
Nikkei & Japanese: Maido
Local cuisine: Isolina Taberna Peruana
Contemporary Peruvian cuisine: Rafael
Regional Peruvian cuisine: Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet – Lima
International cuisine: Jerónimo
Cebiches, fish and seafood: Costanera 700
Country cuisine: La Gloria del campo
Best grilled chicken: Granja Azul
Coffee: El Pan de la Chola
Restobar – Lounge: Bottega Dasso
BEST REGIONAL RESTAURANT
Arequipa: Chicha por Gastón Acurio
Lambayeque; Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet
Cusco: Cicciolina Bodega – Bar de Tapas
Loreto: Al Frío y al Fuego
La Libertad: El Mochica
Ica: El Batán
BEST RESTAURANT BY ATTRIBUTES
Better environment: Osaka
Best service: Maido
BEST RESTAURANT BY PRODUCT
Pisco: Bar Inglés / Perroquet
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
(Opened in 2017)
INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES AWARDS
Best maître: Juan Antonio Janampa (Maido)
Best sommelier: Joseph Ruiz Acosta
Best bartender: Axel Romero (A&G)
SUMMUM SPECIAL AWARD
Career: Johan Leuridan
Research: Mater iniciativa
(Cover Photo Flickr)
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