Several of the most recognized Peruvian chefs came together on Sunday, September 26, for the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Peru to the World Expo — an organization which specializes in promoting Peruvian cuisine, culture, and tourism in United States and world-wide.
Peru to the World Expo hosted this celebratory event for the second year in a row in the historic gardens of the Baker House 1650 in East Hampton.
Organized by PTWE, which is led by president and CEO Melvi Davila, and Marina Coast Peru, whose executive director Antonella Bertello received special recognition for being among the most successful personalities contributing to the praised Peruvian culture.
Together, this celebration which included thirty-four of the top attended chefs with select tastings. Flavio Solorzano and Roger Arakaki, Chef Ambassadors of the Peruvian National brand led the adjoining chefs as they created their dishes which served as the tasting menu for the event attendees.
During the event, the PTWE Bicentennial Chef Leadership Award of Excellence 2021 was presented to Juan Chipoco, owner of Ceviche 105 as a tribute to the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru. In addition, Amelia Doggwiler received PTWE Bicentennial Award of Accomplishment 2021 for her outstanding professionalism and business achievements in the Real Estate Market. Dr. Otto Cedrón received the special recognition, Doctor of the Bicentennial.
“We are proud to offer again, this culinary exhibition! Together with our famous Peruvian Pisco, our flagship drink, will be showcasing the Super Foods that will highlight the presence of the most well-known Peruvian personalities and local authorities,” said Davila.
As a special presenting guest of honor, the Ambassador Marita Landaveri, Consul General of Peru in New York joined the stage as guests, local business officials, and restaurateurs watched the presentation of Peruvian culture and tradition. William Luna, famed musician entertained guests with his music while dancers performed onstage in elaborate, Andean ceremonial costumes.
The event atmosphere included several food stations that presented creole style seafood, traditional and grilled selections, and of course sweets.
Fine Alpaca garments were exhibited by the exclusive store, Peruvian Connection, in charge of dressing the event’s hosts, Davila and Bertello.
Garments made of Llama Wool and fine silver jewelry with the traditional hauyruro stones by Evelyn Brooks from Peru Gift were also displayed.
This tenth annual culinary and cultural exhibition is presented with the support of Goya Foods, Inca’s Food, Peruvian Connection, The Baker House 1960, Exclusive Insurance Company, Somos to Perú, Marina Coast Peru and many additional others. Peru to the World Expo establishes itself as the most important international gastronomic and cultural event in New York, which has also the institutional support of PromPerú, OCEX NY, and the Consulate General of Peru in New York.