Lima's Gastronomic Fair "Mistura"Lima's Gastronomic Fair "Mistura"


Mistura is an annual gastronomic fair that takes place in Lima every year during the second week of September in which many restaurants, farmers and producers from different parts of the country get together to offer a sample of all Peruvian cuisine. It also receives the support of popular Peruvian chefs and celebrities who are present throughout the event and serve as hosts. The first host of the event was Gastón Acurio, who is also the founder of APEGA (The Peruvian Gastronomic Society). He is one of the most recognized Peruvian chefs and owns several restaurants as well as businesses, all of which are in the food industry and have the mission to take Peruvian cuisine to a higher international standard.

Gastón Acurio at Mistura

Mistura first took place in 2008 and was organized by APEGA and ever since then it has been taking place during the second week of September. Mistura 2014 gathered about 420000 people over the span of 10 days and had over 400 food producers participate alongside over 240 food stands representing different restaurants of the country.

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Mistura's primary goal is to promote and educate the people on Peruvian cuisine while also allowing the farmers to find potential clients both locally and internationally. During the duration of the fair several awards are handed out to the best restaurants of the country per dish, which vary from high-end restaurants to "Huereques" (street food stands). Some of the most popular categories include: "Best Ceviche", "Best Pisco Sour" and "Best Pollo a la Brasa" (which usually draws a good amount of attention as the usual dish goes for around $5 USD, allowing all attendants to have a taste of Peru's truly best food at an affordable price).

mistura dishes lima peru

Although it started out as little more than a small gathering of chefs, these days Mistura is comprised of a staff of over 4000 people and offers products which vary from new blends of Pisco like the "Chocopisco" (which was quite the uproar in 2011), to a full display of traditionally made chocolates as well as bottled sauces and ingredients which are not usually available in normal markets. Whether you are a casual tourist or a businessman looking for new investment opportunities, Mistura is one event that you definitely do not want to miss.

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#Bill L2015-01-21 19:38
What are the dates for Mistura 2015?
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#LimaEasy.com2015-02-08 18:50
Hi Bill,

The dates for Mistura 2015 are not set yet, but most likely will be something in the spring.

Last year the dates were Sept. 5 to 14 so the dates this year will likely be around the same. We will likely update this page once we know the exact dates so please stay tuned!
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#John Jones2016-10-19 14:34
how old is mistura
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#Talia - LimaEasy2016-10-20 23:07
Hello John, it is 4 years old.
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