If any single restaurant could be credited with revolutionizing Peruvian cuisine, it would be this one. In the late 1990s, chef Gastón Acurio and his German wife and partner Astrid Gutsche made the transition from contemporary French cuisine to Peruvian. At the time, native ingredients from the Andes and Amazon were looked down upon in the capital. In the years since, food has become the biggest single factor in uniting Peruvians, and Acurio—now with dozens of restaurants across the globe—has become the face of the cuisine. After 20 years in its original Miraflores location, in early 2014 Astrid y Gastón moved to the historic Casa Moreyra, a beautifully renovated and modernized colonial hacienda. Many of the original frescoes and interior details were preserved and have meshed beautifully with modern details like glass and contemporary art. Gardens and five kitchens were also added. The sprawling compound serves a mix of Peruvian standards and small plates with mostly pisco-based cocktails, as well as a more formal tasting-menu-only with wine pairings. Reservations are recommended.
Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra
Casa Moreyra, Av. Paz Soldán 290
Our Rating Neighborhood Lima Centro Hours Tues–Sat 1:30–3pm and 7–11pm Phone 01/242-5387 Prices Main courses S/45–S/85 Cuisine Type Peruvian/Avant-Garde Web site Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra
MapCasa Moreyra, Av. Paz Soldán 290 Lima
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