No.2

Astrid y Gastón

Lima, Peru

On the pass:

Diego Muñoz

Pastry chef:

Rafael Bautista

Style of food:

Contemporary Peruvian haute cuisine

Standout dish:

Trout, chirimoya fruit and duck

Contact:

Av. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro, Lima

+51 1 442 2775
www.astridygaston.com

Diego Munoz translates Gastón Acurio’s dreams into menus at the relocated Lima flagship

Peruvian food history wouldn’t be complete without Astrid y Gastón – both the restaurant and its owners, Astrid Gutsche and Gastón Acurio, who founded it 20 years ago. The pair originally opened Astrid y Gastón as a French restaurant in Miraflores district; fortunately it wasn’t long before they decided the future was more ceviche than truffle and foie gras.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary the restaurant moved to a new location, a colonial hacienda known as Casa Moreyra in San Isidro district, where there’s not only one kitchen, but also a fine-dining restaurant, gastrobar, botanical garden, two private rooms with their own kitchen and bar, and a research and development lab. The man in charge of such an ambitious project is Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz. He translates Acurio’s dreams into exciting tasting menus telling fascinating stories, such as an Italian immigrant discovering his new country, or an allegorical journey through Peruvian landscapes and history.

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