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Virgilio Martínez celebrates the “incredible moment” of Latin American cuisine

Mérida (Mexico), Nov 16 (EFE).- Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, whose Central restaurant was awarded number one in the ceremony of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, stressed this Wednesday in an interview with EFE that the kitchen of the region is experiencing “an incredible moment”. Regarding the recognition, he considered that “it is an award for consistency and work” and believes that the award “does not depend on what we do in the future” but rather has to do with the past since “it is the work of 13 years “. THE TASTE OF CENTRAL Martínez, whose restaurant had previously been considered the best in Latin America, visited the Mexican city of Mérida, capital of the state of Yucatán, southeastern Mexico, to star in the “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants” gastronomic gala. For the renowned chef, the taste of the food at Central, located in Lima, “must be a journey and it must taste of pure emotion, and although I cannot define it in a single word, I believe that Central itself is a journey through ecosystems of Peru, for the ecosystems that today we already consider Latin America”. In a sense, he explained that this route is by “the sea, by the coast, by the Andes, by the Amazon, also saying that we are between Andean forests and tropical forests and seas and mountain ranges, that is, we are in Latin America”. REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT At the awards ceremony for the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, held this Tuesday in Mexico, Don Julio from Argentina and Maido from Peru placed second and third, respectively, a country that also added Kjolle and Mayta restaurants in eighth and ninth places for four places in the top 10. In this regard, the 45-year-old chef explained to EFE that Peru’s cuisine tries to “feel and look like a region” and that the achievement obtained belongs to all the chefs, restaurants and food in the area. “Now that we are in Mexico we see that we really have a lot of similar things, but even so we still haven’t come together and I think these things unite us and it’s important to celebrate them in this way. Not as an achievement of Central, but as an achievement of all and that is important, it is very important to know because with this we are going to the world,” he said. INSPIRATION FOR THE WORLD Martínez opened Central in 2008 and then began to attract the world’s attention to Peruvian cuisine, the protagonist of a “boom” in the last decade. “We are a giant pantry, we live in a moment that we have woken up because we have realized that what we are producing, not only with products, but at the level of creativity is a lot,” he explained. In addition, he said that the region in terms of cuisine and food “is an inspiration to the world and we live in a moment in which we must be not only grateful, but also vigilant and careful of our fields, natural ecosystems, people, products, everything what we are and we are also living in a moment in which we have to be more united”. He explained that Peru “is experiencing a great moment, but (before) it has experienced good moments” and accepted that there have also been moments in which it has also felt “that we have needed support from others from other cultural expressions such as art and design and that come from Latin America and the world.”Latin America today is an important gastronomic center and today it doesn’t have a capital, I can’t say it’s Lima, now it’s Central, but next year it could be something else,” he concluded. c) EFE Agency

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