Interview: Chef Virgilio Martínez, Central

“Ten years ago, we were talking about the Peruvian gastronomic boom, but for us, that boom has been and gone. It’s important to talk about the present, and what’s important in the present is that people come to my restaurant and have a good time”

London’s best Peruvian food

After the success of Lima – the first Peruvian restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star – chef Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel and Jose Luis Gonzalez, are opening a second site in Covent Garden

Incaredible: the rise of Peruvian food

Flash back only 10 years and most people wouldn’t even have heard of ceviche, let alone eaten it. But the dish has become so popular that Waitrose executive chef Jonathan Moore has dubbed it “the new sushi”