Luckily, the event was quite well covered by media -both local and international -and I have been reading with great curiosity about the experiences of others who made it there. According to Andina website, today, on the closing day the festival hit the record of 40 000 visitors, and in total it was visited by more than 300 000 people. The best selling hit this year was chancho al palo (impaled grilled pork) with 26 000 dishes sold only during the first four days.
Peru this week tells us that recycling was particularly well organized this year at Mistura with over 12 tones of waste recycled -I'm very glad to hear that, because last year I was wondering what happens to all those disposable plates and plastic cups... Peru this week also shares news from El Comercio, newspaper, about the most innovative plates presented this year. These include: yuca causa, filled with aguaje and accompanied with cocona sauce, from the Amazonian section, Panquita life: a combination of ceviche and tamal and empanada filled with chicken a la brasa.
I also liked Allie Lazar's note 'Hangover Observations from Mistura 2013, Lima Peru' at Eater. She shares more inside information on chefs and restaurant trends, for example that the hot spot restaurants in Lima at the moment are chef Virgilio Martinez's Central and Mitsuharu "Micha" Tsumura's Maido. Both received much attention from the journalists, chefs and other industry key persons. Nordic countries were also presented there, with Swedish chef Petter Nilsson who "demonstrated three different dishes using ingredients he found within a few miles radius of his country house in Sweden" and another Swede, Magnus Nilsson, presenting his home country's dairy production