Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez to showcase dishes from Central at a special event held at Michelin-starred LIMA Fitzrovia

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 17th November 2016

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez will bring a taste of his internationally acclaimed restaurant, Central, ranked #4 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, to the UK for the first time next month at the Michelin-starred LIMA Fitzrovia.

The evening, which will take place on December 2, will be a celebration of the upcoming launch of Virgilio’s monograph (Phaidon, £39.95), Central - a visually rich exploration of the incredible diversity of Virgilio’s homeland. There will also be a rare opportunity to sample some of the restaurant’s most innovative dishes outside of Lima.

Priced at £130 per person, each ticket will also include a copy of Central. With each chapter exploring a different altitude and its produce, 150 striking images of the wild Peruvian landscape alongside photographs of the restaurant’s magnificently crafted dishes, and an extensive glossary of Peruvian ingredients.

The upcoming event will mark the first of its kind at the restaurant, with guests to be served a 7 course tasting menu of dishes all from Central. With the recipe for each course included in the monograph, the menu will showcase Peruvian produce from different altitudes and ecosystems, matching the book’s exploration of Central’s approach to cuisine. From pulpo en su corral, a dish that evokes an octopus camouflaged in its natural environment, to a dessert of arcilla de altiplano, crushed, edible Andean clay meringues served with a Peruvian cacao crumb, each plate will be as educational as it is exquisitely flavoured and beautifully presented.

>>> Read more about Virgilio Martinez  here

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 17th November 2016

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez to showcase dishes from Central at a special event held at Michelin-starred LIMA Fitzrovia