Cusco is coming up in the food world after a busy year with many celebrity chefs who have come to town as well as different national gastronomic associations. There have been expos displaying Peruvian foods in the jungle and those exhibiting more coastal delicacies throughout this 2017 year. A popular event run in the center of Cusco in the San Pedro Market, Benefico, featured well-known chefs from all over Peru to collaborate on a six-course menu showing off some of Cusco´s most famous and delicious dishes. All proceeds from the event went to funding the Juan Pablo II Orphanage near the city center. Gastón Acurio (Astrid & Gastón Restaurant), Mitsuharu Tsumura (Maido), the Cusquenean José Luján (Chulpi) and José Luis Chávez (Mision Ceviche, NY), were some of the famous people in Peruvian cuisine who presented at the gastronomic forum “Susay”. The event took place at the Youth Palace Coliseum in Cusco where they discussed Peruvian cooking forms as they progressed through the generations. Virgilio Martinez´s new restaurant, Mil, will also open in the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco later this year to great fanfare.