“We have been researching in the Amazon jungle for more than fifteen years, exploring the ways we can use all of the amazing ingredients and local techniques of this vast rainforest to make a truly contemporary cuisine. We investigate and serve local ingredients of native communities of the Peruvian Amazon jungle, many of them never used before in contemporary cuisine.”
Stewed paiche fish with sausage and sweet chilli pepper served with snake fruit purée; ceviche with avocado, palm hearts, plantain, regional tomato, cucumber, tiger milk, yucca, and corn torrejitas; and giant river snails with turmeric, spicy sausage, and tapioca.
ámaZ is run by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of the most innovative chefs in Peru – and one of the most exciting chefs in the world, who really pushes the boundaries on sustainability.
At ámaZ, Schiaffino focuses entirely on contemporary Peruvian cuisine, inspired by the world’s most biodiverse rainforest, the Peruvian Amazon. This is a groundbreaking restaurant, offering one of the most exciting types of cuisine. Go now to be one of the first to discover this unique cuisine and savour extraordinary ingredients such as the fruits camu camu and cocona, only found in the Amazon.
“With all of the attention paid to Peruvian food in recent years, the cuisine of the Amazon has been all but ignored. Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is a rare exception.” –Nicholas Gill, The New York Times