Looking for the most delicious food is part of every foodie's motto. One of the best food cultures in the world is in Peru, as the country's surrounded by an endless array of fresh ingredients and is full of love for everything delicious. It's foodie heaven!
There are so many award-winning restaurants in Peru that a month may not be enough for a gastronomic tour. But two Michelin star restaurants in the country's consistently voted in the top 10 best restaurants worldwide by The Culinary Masterminds of the World; Central Restaurant (4th place, 2021) and Maido (7th place, 2021).
Why are these two restaurants the best? Let's find out why.
Central Restaurant is located in Barranco, Lima, headed by chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz. As of this writing, it is the 4th best restaurant in the world. Inventive, fun, beautiful, and most especially delicious are what describe dishes made in Central. Each Peruvian ingredient is thoughtfully combined and prepared to form new and familiar dishes for the palate.
Central uses indigenous Peruvian ingredients to create perfect contemporary Peruvian dishes. They present dishes from different regions of Peru. From the coastal areas to the elevated Andes. You can tell that these dishes are creatively thought of when there are multiple ways to eat them to appreciate every flavor.
From the presentation to the consumption of your meal, Central restaurant is a breathtaking experience for every guest.
Still located in Lima, Maido is the 7th best restaurant in the world. Owned and headed by chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, the restaurant serves Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influences. The dishes are decadent, mouthwatering, and unforgettable, according to reviews that have experienced chef Tsumura and his team's beautiful specialties using the best Peruvian ingredients.
Maido prepares Peruvian dishes with a combination of Japanese cooking techniques, resulting in a unique fusion of two exquisite cuisines, the Nikkei cuisine. Wine pairing is part of the restaurant's signature portion, appealing a great decadence to their culinary work.
Aside from the food, the minimalistic decor inspired by Peruvian and Japanese elements and the world-class service create a fantastic ambiance. Maido is a must-go for every food-loving traveler.
With unique food culture, global influences, and passionate chefs, it's no wonder that Peru houses so many world-class restaurants. And those two are the cream of the crop. It's every foodie's dream to try out both of those restaurants in Lima. So make sure it's at the top of your bucket list for your gastronomic travel to South America