Today’s guest is Diego Muñoz, the legendary chef behind some of Peru’s best restaurants who grew up in Lima. Chef Diego is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu in Canada and Paris, and worked at some of the best restaurants in the world including the late El Bulli. Back at home in Perú, he led the operation of Astrid & Gastón on the move to Casa Moreyra, reaching #14 on the World's Best Restaurants List and #1 on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants List. He also opened Cantina Peruana in Lisbon, PMY in Copenhagen, and most recently The Bodrum EDITION in Turkey. He’s also a consultant on the menu for The Belmond Andean Explorer in Cuzco, the first luxury sleeper train in South America which I had the pleasure of riding with chef Diego during my trip, and UluCliffhouse, a beach club in Bali. He’s also currently hosting dinners that explore his own creativity with Peruvian ingredients with his ATMAN, dinner series in Lima, a private culinary event that he hosts in his own home. We’ll talk about all of that plus where he thinks Peruvian cuisine is heading on the show.

Image courtesy of Shaun Fenn.

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