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No.30

Astrid y Gastón

Lima, Peru

No.30

Contemporary Peruvian cuisine that honours ancestry and tradition

What's it all about? Gastón Acurio, the architect cheerleader of the Peruvian culinary movement, comes back from retirement to lead the kitchen at Astrid y Gastón, taking over from departing head chef Diego Muñoz. The pioneering restaurant, named after him and his wife Astrid Gutsche, is responsible for helping to transform contemporary Peruvian cuisine to what it is today.

What’s the vibe? Astrid y Gastón recently moved to Casa Moreyra, a magnificent San Isidro hacienda with over 300 years of history. The grand mansion is remarkable; including the elegant yet minimally decorated restaurant, a first-class bar, herb garden, patio, three kitchens and various salons for private events.

Typical dishes: Tiradito of Love and Cebiche from the Andes.

Other Ventures: Acurio’s empire extends across the globe with more than 40 restaurants. His primary mission is to promote Peruvian cuisine, ingredients, history, and heritage around the world.

On the pass

  • Gastón Acurio

Pastry chef

  • Astrid Gutsche

Style of food

  • Peruvian

Standout dish

  • Tiradito del amor

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