(Topia) With three establishments ranked in the top 100 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021, Peruvian chefs Pía León and Virgilio Martínez are unquestionably the culinary world’s most talented couple; chefs with vision who relish diverse agricultural experimentation with a long-term view.
While Virgilio changed Lima’s culinary game by focusing exclusively on Peruvian ingredients for his Mater ecosystems menu at Central – the restaurant where Pía soared through the ranks to become head chef that currently ranks fourth in the world – her talents also know no bounds. In 2021, the leader of Kjolle was named the world’s best female chef.
Together, they also helm MIL, a ground-breaking restaurant boasting incredible biodiversity whose altitudinous chacra (farm) is shared with two local Indigenous communities located at 3,600 metres above sea level next to Moray, in the Cusco region.
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