Who else should we ask to take us on a virtual tour of Lima than the winners of the best restaurant in South America - Chef Virgilio Martinez and Chef Pia Leon?

IF SOMEONE WANTED TO DO A MINI FOOD TOUR IN LIMA, WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
Mérito in the arty district of Barranco; Isolina owned by Chef Jose del Castillo; La Picantería in Surquillo and La Mar and El Mercado [both known for ceviche].

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN LIMA ON YOUR DAY OFF?
We love Isolina, the ambience and is close to our house. Very nice neighbourhood in Barranco.

WHICH THREE RESTAURANTS SHOULD YOU TRY IN LIMA BEFORE YOU LEAVE?
Kjolle because it's an amazing place with a great chef; Merito because it is something new and unique and Maido, Nikkei cuisine and Micha are a good mix.

Chef Virgilo from central in lima

WHAT'S THE ONE TRADITIONAL DISH PEOPLE NEED TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND LIFE IN LIMA?
Ceviche - that’s it, with white fish.

WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO ENJOY A PISCO SOUR IN LIMA?
I would say Queirolo.

WHERE'S THE BEST VENUE TO DRINK COFFEE IN LIMA?
Neira Café Lab. The guy is always there and he collects the best coffee from the heights of Peruvian Andes. The place is simple, you just have to love coffee.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO SHOP FOR INGREDIENTS IN LIMA?
Bioferia de Reducto in Miraflores, Lima. It is great to see the farmers from different regions of Peru talking about and showcasing their work.

WHICH FOODIE SOUVENIR SHOULD PEOPLE BUY IN LIMA?
Some pisco to make pisco sour at home.

Central Restaurante in Lima

Chef Virgilio Martinez and Chef Pia Leon of Central Restaurante in Lima were in Singapore at the World’s Best 50 Restaurants Awards.

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