After two years of stopping, Peru Mucho Gusto returns in a new edition where the great novelty is that the venue will be the city of Mollendo in Arequipa. The fair that promotes regional cuisines from all over the country will bring together 39 gastronomic exhibitors including picanteries, seafood restaurants, fusion food, country food, food trucks, desserts, artisan drinks and more, as has been indicated by the Peruvian Promotion Commission for Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ).
“We are happy to announce the return of one of the most important gastronomic events in the country considered as a space that honors and showcases authentic Peruvian cuisine and the characters behind it,” said Amora Carbajal, executive president of PROMPERÚ.
The fair whose concept is ‘That passion that unites us’ will be held from December 2 to 4 on the Explanada de la Segunda Playa de Mollendo. In addition, it was announced that 80 dishes from the regions of Arequipa, Cusco, Ica, Lambayeque, Lima, Moquegua, Puno, San Martín, Tacna, Tumbes and Ucayali will be offered. And it will also seek to promote gastronomic tourism as a decisive factor in generating a flow of tourists.
“Regional gastronomy is today a key offer that adds to the tourist attractions that each region can offer. Thinking about it, we will hold this fair in the city of Mollendo, located just 2:30 hours from the city of Arequipa. Thanks to the support of the Provincial Municipality of Islay, we will carry out an unprecedented event, where the Arequipa sea will create the perfect setting for families to enjoy a day in complete safety.”, said the head of PROMPERÚ.
Likewise, recognitions will be given to the participating exponents and restaurants in categories such as the most beloved dish, award for culinary innovation, award for traditional cuisine and special distinctions for personalities that promote national gastronomic tourism.
And the honored dish will be the cebiche, for which restaurants from the regions of Tumbes, Ucayali, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna will come together to demonstrate the versatility of the flagship dish and its regional adaptation with the presentation of the northern cebiche, cebiche de camu camu, cebiche of tacneña clams, among others, within the framework of the segment ‘Cebiches from the sea, rivers and lakes’.
Admission will be free and the fair will start at 11:30 am It should be noted that this edition will be distributed in five areas: restaurants, bars, smokehouses, food trucks, and desserts and drinks.