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There’s been plenty of hype about Peruvian food recently, but for the country’s top chefs, the gastronomic boom began a decade ago and the world is only just catching on. Virgilio Martínez, chef-owner of Latin America’s No. 1 restaurant, Central, will be discussing the past, present and future of his country’s cuisine with fellow chefs including Gastón Acurio on Thursday 27th November at our #50BestTalks event in Lima, sponsored by BBVA.

In the run-up to the invitation-only discussion, we caught up with Virgilio at his second London restaurant, Lima Floral. Here he talks about the impact of being named No. 1 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, the challenges of adapting his food for a UK audience, and his relationship with fellow Latin American chefs.

Read the full interview with Virgilio Martínez on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants blog

Images: Lima London and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants