50 of the world’s best, the event that brings together the world’s best chefs, took place this Monday at Old Billingsgate in London, and Danish restaurant Geranium was named the best restaurant in the world. At the same event, Peru Restaurant Central Voted second best in the world and best in Latin America.
With an important Peruvian presence in the top 50 of 2021, this year Peru is favorite to become the best in the world thanks to the work of its chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pia Leon. Although he did not reach the top spot, he improved by 2 positions compared to the 2021 ranking.
Other Peruvian restaurants shortlisted in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are Jaime Pesac, one of the newcomers to this year’s list. The establishment located in Miraflores was number 32. Mitsuharu Tsumura’s Marte, who finished 7th in 2021 for Maido, dropped out of the top 10 this time and finished 11th.
Weeks ago, the restaurants ranked 100th and 51st were revealed. Here is Pia Leon’s Peruvian restaurant Kjolle, located in the same location. Madhya has been ranked 68thImproving 27 positions over the previous year.
In 2021, besides Kjolle, other Peruvian restaurants were in the ranking of the 100 best restaurants in the world: Mil (90th place in 2021), closed at the time of voting for this year’s 50 Best, and Astrid & Gastón (96th place in 2021).
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After knowing the nominees for the 2022 list of 50 Best, these are the impressions of the Peruvian chefs in the reports provided exclusively to El Comercio:
“To go from 50th place to second place, just imagine! This is the qualification of the job for us. We were very disciplined, we tried to see the positives from all the negatives, and we feel this is an example. We Peruvians can do very important things for our country”.
“I’m so happy, excited, I didn’t expect it [ubicar el puesto 32]. 15 years of hard work. I am proud to be able to represent the country and culture through our cuisine. It’s a beautiful thing to continue working now, very humble and always motivated to be able to represent Peru”.
“I’m very satisfied, and let everyone know that we’re going to do everything we can to continue raising the name of Peru, because this is what we’re working for, cooking and showing our culture and food, but Peru sounds loud. In the world, and in Latin America, because there are a lot of Latin Americans on the list, and that positive”.
This is the performance of Peruvian restaurants compared to other restaurants in Latin America:
|Country||Number of restaurants in the top 50||Restaurants and stands|
|Brazil||2||Otake (47), Pig’s House (8)|
|Argentina||1||Don Julio (14)|
|Mexico||2||Quinton (9), Pujols (5)|
|Peru||3||Maida (32), Maido (11), Central (2)|
These are the best restaurants in the world in 2022
Rank 50: Singlethread (EE.UU).
Rank 49: Ikoyi (England) – New income.
Location 48: LEO (Colombia).
Rank 47: Oteque (Brazil) – new income.
Location 46: Belcanto (Portugal).
Rank 45: Narisawa (Japan).
Place 44: Le Bernardin (EE.UU).
Location 43: Boracay (Chile).
Rank 42: Quique of the coast (Spain).
Rank 41: LaCime (Japan).
Rank 40: Schloss Schauenstein (Switzerland).
Level 39: Chorn (Thailand).
Level 38: Down to Earth (Denmark).
Level 37: FYN (South Africa) – Africa’s best restaurant.
Level 36: Odette (Singapore).
Level 35: The Cove Club (England).
Level 34: House Franco (Slovenia).
Level 33: Atomix (EE.UU).
Level 32: Maida (Peru).
Rank 31: Arpage (Paris).
Rank 30: Florilege (Tokyo).
Place 29: St. Hubert (Italy).
Place 28: Le Clarence (France).
Place 27: Hof van Cleve (Belgium).
Place 26: Tim Rao (Germany).
Place 25: France (Sweden)
Place 24: President (Hong Kong, China)
Place 23: Jane (Belgium)
Rank 22: Septimius (France)
Place 21: Mugaritz (Spain)
Rank 20: Ten (Japan) – Asia’s best restaurant.
Rank 19: Piazza Duomo (Italy).
Place 18: Alchemist (Denmark).
Rank 17: Novelhard Schmutzig (Germany).
Rank 16: Elcano (Spain).
Rank 15: Real (Italy).
Rank 14: Don Julio (Argentina).
Rank 13: Steerrech (Austria).
Rank 12: Uliassi (Italy)- Great new entry
Rank 11: Maido (Peru).
Rank 10: Grill (Italy).
Level 9: In Quinton (Mexico).
Rank 8: Cordone Riviera (Italy).
Level 7: Pig’s House (Brazil).
Level 6: Azador Etxebari (Spain).
Stage 5: Pujol (Mexico) – Best of North America.
Stage 4: Difference (Spain).
Level 3: Enjoy (Spain).
Level 2: Central (Peru).
Level 1: Geranium (Dinamarca).
As of 2021, these are the Peruvian restaurants on the World’s 100 Best Restaurants list:
- Place 4: Central, Pia Leon and Virgilio Martinez
- Place 7: Maido, by Mitsuharu “Micha” Sumura
- Level 90: Thousand, Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leone
- Rank 95: Kjolle, Pia Leon
- Level 96: Astrid and Gaston, Gaston Acurio and Astrid Gutsey
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants celebrated its 20th anniversary in London, before traveling to New York, Melbourne (Australia), Bilbao (Spain) and Singapore from 2003 to 2015 during the pandemic hiatus.
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