Athletes and racing adventurers will be working up an appetite in Peru in 2019.
The Pan American and Parapan American Games will be hosted in Lima (July 26-August 11), where nearly 7,000 competitors will vie for dominance in 39 sports. Well before those athletes arrive, 2019 will start full-throttle with the 2019 Dakar Rally on January 6-17.
Starting and finishing in Lima, the Dakar Rally is an 11-day odyssey that involves more than 300 participating vehicles — from motorcycles to trucks — racing along a 5,000-kilometer route in Peru.
All that exertion deserves a delicious reward, and Lima is ready to feed you.
Peru has earned the World’s Leading Culinary Destination distinction for seven consecutive years at the World Travel Awards, and Lima is home to three of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Central, Maido and Astrid & Gastón.
Pia León, who along with her husband chef Virgilio Martínez is behind much-lauded Central, opened Kjolle in 2018 in Lima’s trendy Barranco district.
Don’t miss: Mercado 28 is a new gastronomic market in the Miraflores district. The market features an array of eateries offering tapas, Amazonian cuisine, ceviche, cocktails and more.