Because I was really just a fly on the wall during an interview Gastón was giving to my friend, about a project that is still very much under wraps, I can't write too much about our meeting. But, I can say that Gastón is as down-to-earth and personable as he appears in other interviews. Quick-witted, engaging, and kind, Gastón was exactly as I imagined him, and it was a great honor for this humble Peruvian food blogger to have the pleasure of meeting one of the key proponents of Peruvian food in the world today.
I was able to take some pictures of him deciding the presentation of one of the dishes for his Astrid y Gastón restaurant. And, hopefully, before I leave Peru on this visit, I will have the opportunity to interview Gastón myself for Peru Food. As preparation for my meeting with Gastón, I printed out a number of posts that have appeared on this blog regarding his work, including the translation I did of his memorable speech last year at Lima's University of the Pacific. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, that Gastón's and my path will cross once again. (If you want to know more, search this blog for Gastón Acurio).
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