By Patrick HiegerNow that Michelin season is in full swing, news of plenty of new stars and more than a few shocks and surprises are coming out all over the world. Yesterday it was Spain’s turn for the 2015 guide, and Albert Adría, no stranger to stars or continued fame even since the closing of elBulli, added another to his collection when Pakta, his homage to Peru’s Nikkei cuisine, received its first Michelin star. Pakta is headed by Jorgé Muñoz, a native Peruvian who’s been with the restaurant since its opening last year.
Both Albert and Ferran Adriá have been outspoken in their love and fascination with Peruvian cuisine, and reviews of the restaurant have been nothing but positive in Pakta’s first year. The Michelin inspector’s comments said Pakta is “A space with an informal urban environment where current design and a few Peruvian details comingle. Nikkei cuisine with handcrafted touches.” That’s another Michelin star for Peru.