Peruvian Cuisine Honored at the OAS
Lima has been declared the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America and that distinction was most evident at the Organization of American States on Mar. 23 as over 300 guests enjoyed a four-course dinner created by noted Peruvian chefs Coque and Felipe Ossio, who came here for the occasion. The menu included ceviche, shrimp chowder, lamb and multiple desserts. OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza presented Peruvian Minister of Trade and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros with the first Cultural Patrimony of the Americas award in honor of Peruvian gastronomy marking the Inter-American Year of Culture. To recapture the experience guests departed with the prize winning cookbook Peru Mucho Gusto.