Peru has won out against stiff competition to be voted the World’s Leading Culinary Destination at the star-studded World Travel Awards Grand Final.
The event, held in New Delhi, India, saw the South American country fight off competition from notable foodie destinations such as France, China, Italy, Spain and Thailand to claim the culinary crown.
Hailed as a “gastronomic superpower” by the Financial Times, Peruvian cuisine continues to maintain its position at the top of the culinary agenda.
London has seen the opening of three new Peruvian restaurants in the last 12 months alone.
Chef Martin Morales opened Ceviche in Soho; acclaimed Peruvian native Virgilio Martinez opened his highly anticipated restaurant Lima London in Fitzrovia; while the most recent restaurant opening, Coya, uses traditional elements of Peruvian cooking to create contemporary cuisine and features an extensive Pisco Bar specialising in bespoke Pisco infusions.
Mariella Soldi, director of PromPerú’s Country Image Promotion, was present to receive the award and said: “We are very proud to receive this award. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and PromPerú has been working to develop our gastronomy to attract more tourists, who now can enjoy delights created by our chefs with unique products cultivated in Peru.”
For the past 19 years, World Travel Awards have recognised and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
The awards have their own categories covering all continents.
Voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, the World Travel Awards represents the ultimate achievement, recognised globally as the foremost acknowledgement of excellence in product and services.