How can anyone not love the food at Maido, one of Peru’s leading restaurants? There are many who say Mitsaharu Tsumura is the best chef in the world, and after eating lunch at Maido in Lima, Peru last week and chatting to him, I can see why. But I think he’s not only a brilliant chef, he’s also a philosopher, and doesn’t take his success lightly. In Peru, he is nothing short of a rock star, and he flies around the world to global acclaim. And all of that at just 35 years of age. There is a waiting list 6 months long for patrons to pay US$179 for a degustation meal. “When I was in my twenties, I sat down and asked myself what made me happy. There are many ways of being happy in your life, everyone is happy in different ways,” Mitsuharu reflects. “I recognised the happiest moments of every day for me were making other people happy. It nourishes me, my soul, my brain , my heart. If you have that philosophy, it’s how to become successful.” For Mitsuharu, his restaurant and his approach is not just about the food, although there is huge attention to […]
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