Peruvian named best chef in the world

Peruvian named best chef in the world

Ana Gamero

Virgilio Martinez received the Chef Choice Award 2017 and became the best chef in the world. Congratulations!

Virgilio’s talent and passion for cooking have taken him to be recognized as the best chef in the world. Virgilio has always been trying to expand his horizons and promote the Peruvian cuisine to the world and now his efforts are being recognized.

He owns Central which is the 5th best restaurant in the world according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. It is located in Miraflores and it has a peculiar touch; the menu is organized according to the altitude of the products, it can range from local shellfish to pearl-like bacterial from 3,600 meters above sea level.

The Chef Choice Award recognition, sponsored by Estrella Damm, was given to Virgilio based on votes of chefs from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Congratulations to Virgilio!

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  1. Celeste tipiani
    April 05, 22:58 Reply
    Now I agree too with Danmar, what the heck is pearl bacterial? Th at sounds scary to me. Definitely don't want no parasite inside my stomach!
  2. NeneCubillas
    April 11, 14:03 Reply
    I agree Description is not very appetizing, but if you have Netflix, check under documentaries the program Chef's Table; under Season 3, there is an episode about Virgilio and the "green pearls" are shown and explained! He has an interesting take on what is Peruvian food. He comes across as a Peruvian blend of Chefs' Ferran Adria (el Bulli) and Rene Redzepi (Noma - Danemark)

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