This September it is all about food, food, food! Throughout South America, food plays an integral role in culture, celebrations, and day to day life. From festivals and favorite restaurants to recipes that have been passed down for decades, throughout September our LAFL team will bring you the best in food.
Our inspiration for this food theme stems from the famous Mistura festival which will be taking place in Lima, Peru September 7-16th. Mistura is the most famous food festival in all of Latin America, where visitors can partake in celebrating the culinary diversity and traditions of Peruvian dishes. This ten day festival will be full of music, dancing, and of course some of the best Peruvian cuisine available.
Peru is known for its varied cuisine, especially in Lima. Known as the “gastronomy capital of South America,” it is no wonder Lima hosts this renowned event. Tourists and locals alike can attend Mistura throughout these ten days and enjoy a variety of events while also sampling an array of food from the different regions of Peru.
Mistura is partnered with the famous Apega organization. Apega is comprised of chefs, nutritionists, and restaurant owners who work closely with farmers, fishermen, and businesses to help promote Peruvian cuisine. Learn more about the country’s cuisine at one of the many presentations throughout the ten days, including appearances from famous members of the food community.
Guests can interact with farmers, cooking schools, restaurants, bakers, and many more members of the food community in attendance. Visitors can also enjoy the many different food contests including Pisco, Sustainable Ceviche, alfajores, and competition between bakers and cooks. Mistura is the perfect opportunity to eat traditional Peruvian cuisine, enjoy the largest selection of Peruvian Pisco, and splurge on some treats to take home.
Sure to be a highlight during your trip to Peru, attend the fabulous Mistura during your vacation. Entrances to Mistura are approximately $6.00 and allow you to enjoy the concerts, presentations, and sample some of the country’s delicious cuisine. Travelers can also purchase small plates of food for approximately $2.00.