On February 12, for the occasion of Astrid & Gastron’s 25th Anniversary, top chefs from Spain and Peru will come together for a special benefit dinner, Perú y España, in a meeting of two cuisines that have helped shape each other over the years.
Chefs of Astrid & Gastón, Gastón Acurio and Astrid Gutsche, will be joined by some of the world’s best chefs, including locals Virgilio Martinez, from Central and Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido (winner of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018) who will cook next to Joan Roca of Celler de Can Roca, Albert Adrià of Tickets and Andoni Luis Aduriz from the Mugaritz restaurant for one unique evening.
The dinner has been organised as part of a year long celebration that will involve various seminars, talks and exhibitions that aim to open up dialogue between chefs – both local and abroad – and serve as a forum to discuss the present and future of the cuisines of Peru and Latin America.
Astrid & Gastón is considered one of the forerunners of Peru’s gastronomic scene, and the chefs have taken their 25-year anniversary as the perfect occasion to not just celebrate the restaurant, but also to “celebrate the 25 years of Peruvian cuisine’s recent history, the meeting spaces it has generated and the leading role it has had in the task of promoting Peru and Latin America to the world.” Acurio was awarded the World 50 Best Restaurant’s Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, and has been widely credited for having spread Peruvian cuisine around the globe and having helped turn Peru into a top culinary destination.
All profits from the dinner will go to the Pachacútec Foundation, responsible for providing accesible education in cooking and service for low-income youth.
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