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Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards return to Lima, Peru in September 2014

July 8, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Peru, which is fast becoming a gastronomic epicentre, will host the second edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 3 September, 2014.

Lima, often regarded as the culinary capital of Peru, has once again been selected to hold the awards following the success of the 2013 inaugural event.

This year’s awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will again celebrate the gastronomic diversity and quality of Latin America. Organised by William Reed Business Media – the team behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants series – the ceremony will unveil 2014’s official list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, as voted for by over 250 industry experts from across the region.

Last year, Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio triumphed with his flagship Lima restaurant Astrid y Gaston taking the number one ranking, and Gaston himself picking up the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, in addition to the same categories as last year, the Highest Climber Award, sponsored byZacapa, and the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by LesConcierges, will be added to the line-up.

Mr William Drew, group editor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, said that following the success of the first edition of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2013, they are delighted to be returning to Lima, Peru, for a second year.

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants will once again provide gastronomy enthusiasts across the globe with recommendations on the top places to dine as well as provide insight into this diverse and hugely exciting culinary region,” said Mr Drew.

Ms Magali Silva Velarde-Álvarez, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and President of the Executive Committee for the Commission on the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism (PROMPERU), said that by hosting the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards for the second consecutive year Lima asserts itself as the region’s culinary capital.

“We are honoured to host the awards as it puts Peru on the global stage highlighting the country as a key culinary and tourism destination for travellers worldwide,” said Ms Silva.

The evening will also include the presentation of prestigious prizes including the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award; the Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef; and a new award: Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry. The ceremony culminates in the announcement of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Latin America.

This year’s awards ceremony will also coincide with one of Latin America’s biggest food festivals Mistura Food Festival, making September in Peru the ultimate destination for foodies. Mistura is a 10 day cultural feast in Lima that showcases hundreds of street food and restaurant stands, and attracted more than 600,000 people last year.

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