Left: Chefs Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and Nobu Matsuhisa. Right: top, paiche with tapioca; bottom, lamb with quinoa.
Peruvian celebrity chef and Aqua Expeditions Executive Chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, recently made a series of special guest appearances at NOBU Tokyo as part of a Peru Fair hosted by culinary giant Nobu Matsuhisa. Cooking alongside fellow Peruvian chef Toshiro Konishi and Nobu himself, Chef Schiaffino prepared a variety of dishes highlighting the best of Peruvian cuisine for VIPs, media and consumers.
After his training at Matsuei sushi restaurant in Lima, Chef Nobu spent three years in Lima, which he credits with the shaping of his modern NOBU style. Often calling Peru his second home, Chef Nobu welcomed chefs Schiaffino and Konishi to his restaurant where he looked to introduce their Asian fusion and contemporary Peruvian cuisine to Japan.
Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino currently serves as the Executive Chef for Aqua Expeditions, a luxury cruise company venturing into some of the most remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon. He also owns Malabar and La Pescaderia restaurants in Lima. Known for his ingenious modern use of Andean and Amazonian ingredients, chef Schiaffino’s first cookbook dedicated to Amazonian cuisine is due to be released later this year.