Only a few steps from the seafront, in Lima's San Isidro district, Cosme has taken up the trail of sustainable development. Inside the restaurant, a very stripped-down decor, with white walls and wooden furniture, showcases some 4,000 multicoloured plastic bottles attached to the ceiling. About 13,000 stoppers add some colour to the back wall with, at their centre, the restaurant's logo: it depicts a harrier bird, which, according to chef James Berckemeyer, is an animal that makes recycling within its ecosystem possible.
At the stove, and abiding by the principle he cares for, he only uses local and seasonal products to prepare heartwarming dishes, based on the codes of Peruvian gastronomy. On the menu, Cosme-styled rice (with pork, peppers, yellow French beans, eggs and fried banana) and quinoa croquetas (with grand Padano, bacon and Cajun sauce) are only some of the inspired examples of this traditional cuisine. A modern take on food, with gourmet, flawless and responsible execution.
Tudela y Varela 162
+51 (0)1 42 15 228
Menu: around 70 PEN