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Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

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Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards, via Shutterstock

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

Yes, you read it right. Peru has been chosen as the best culinary destination in all of South America by the World Travel Awards. These awards are the most important in the world of tourism, so the country can proudly boast delicious cuisine.

The culinary distinction is based on Lima, which is already considered as the capital of gastronomy in Latin America for the eighth consecutive year. In fact, here we find Central and Maido, two of the ten best restaurants around the world. These were selected in the British magazine Restaurant.

The best culinary destination in the world

Great pride is to obtain the distinction as the best culinary destination. However, Peru has also won other titles such as “Best cultural destination in the world” and “Best global tourist attraction” Of course, the latter is by Machu Picchu.

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards, via Shutterstock

However, what makes Peru’s food so special? Its exit to the Pacific Ocean takes part in the fishing activity, which encourages gastronomy rich in fish and seafood. The country, in fact, is known for ceviche, the most famous dish.

Other restaurants that stand out in Lima are Astrid and Gastón, by Gastón Acurio, a forerunner of world fame enjoyed by the entire country. The New York Times has already positioned the Peruvian capital as the “culinary epicenter” of South America.

In addition, we cannot forget Pisco, an emblematic drink whose origin is in the province of the same name. It has always been considered as a gift from Peru to the world, so it is highly valued.

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards

Peru chosen as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards, via Shutterstock

As the best culinary destination in the world, Peru knows how to highlight its strengths and play with the typical cuisine of each area. It also helps to have renowned restaurants and chefs that take the culinary experience to another level.

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