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Peru Wins World’s Top Culinary Destination Title

Peru has won out against stiff competition to be voted the World’s Leading Culinary Destination at the star-studded World Travel Awards Grand Final.

The event, held in New Delhi, India, saw the South American country fight off competition from notable foodie destinations such as France, China, Italy, Spain and Thailand to claim the culinary crown.

Hailed as a “gastronomic superpower” by the Financial Times, Peruvian cuisine continues to maintain its position at the top of the culinary agenda.

London has seen the opening of three new Peruvian restaurants in the last 12 months alone.

Chef Martin Morales opened Ceviche in Soho; acclaimed Peruvian native Virgilio Martinez opened his highly anticipated restaurant Lima London in Fitzrovia; while the most recent restaurant opening, Coya, uses traditional elements of Peruvian cooking to create contemporary cuisine and features an extensive Pisco Bar specializing in bespoke Pisco infusions.

Mariella Soldi, director of PromPerú’s Country Image Promotion, was present to receive the award and said: “We are very proud to receive this award. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and PromPerú has been working to develop our gastronomy to attract more tourists, who now can enjoy delights created by our chefs with unique products cultivated in Peru.”

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4 thoughts on “Peru Wins World’s Top Culinary Destination Title

  1. Kyle Nicholas says:

    best food ever!

  2. Lo siento, pero como la madre patria no hay!

  3. There is nothing like it. Espectacular!

  4. Nelson Marthe says:

    I agree!

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