The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today.

chef alex atala

As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event and book signing with Chef Alex Atala of world-renowned D.O.M. restaurant in São Paulo, Brazil, ahead of officially receiving the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award tonight.

In this exclusive video, we capture what’s at the heart of the chef’s inspiration—a combination of indigenous Brazilian ingredients, culture, and community:

At our event, the European-trained chef will join guests in an intimate setting to discuss his career, his world-acclaimed restaurant and the treasured Amazonian ingredients that he features on its menu.

Later this evening at our event space during the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards gala, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with some of the world’s top chefs and academy tastemakers while watching Peruvian visual artist Juan Pablo Egúsquiza create a live homage on canvas to Chef Atala.

Stay tuned to all of the excitement via livestream and look for live-tweeting from the Diners Club team by following us on Twitter and following the event hashtag #LatinAmericas50. You can also “like” us on Facebook for live posts from the event. Hats off to the next class of restaurants!