The Culinary Destination of 2017

The Culinary Destination of 2017

Attention, Foodies! Food 52 reports that the World Travel Awards have selected Peru as their Leading Culinary Destination of 2017, an award that Peru has now received for six years in a row. With its fresh take on seafood and a cooking style that remains regionally and seasonally conscious, Peru’s reign comes as no surprise. In addition to this award, it seems that Peru’s food is finally attaining the global recognition it deserves; earlier this year, Bloomberg called Lima the “World’s Best Food City” and Chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz’s Lima restaurant, Central, was featured on Netflix’s most recent season of Chef’s Table. It’s nice to see recognition being paid to countries, regions, and flavors outside the traditional culinary vanguard of France and Italy, since places like Malaysia, Argentina, and Peru have food cultures and restaurant scenes that deserve appreciation as well.