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Astrid and Gastón

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In 2011, Lima’s Astrid & Gastón was ranked #42 on a list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. It was one of only three restaurants in Latin America to make the illustrious list, with the majority being located in Europe and the USA. Even if I had been planning to travel in these regions, I knew such restaurants would likely be cost-prohibitive. But since I was already on the verge of visiting Peru, where my US Dollar is worth more, the chance to dine at Astrid & Gastón immediately made my short list of things to do.

Chef Gastón Acurio is the leader of this movement to bring Peruvian food to the forefront, so what better place to explore this new world then his flagship restaurant. I knew I wanted to have the 11-course tasting menu (170 Soles or $63), which according to the website, would require 3 hours of my time. I was both excited by the food I’d get to try, and petrified of being bored out of my gourd eating alone for so long.

175 Calle Cantuarias Lima, Peru
(0)1 242 5387

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Written by  David Lee.

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