Chef Guillermo González Beristáin’s Roast Goat

Following the 2017 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony this fall, Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Guillermo González Beristáin shares his recipe for Roast Goat. Try your hand at Chef Beristáin’s signature dish to his restaurant, Pangea, using the recipe below. Chef Beristain’s Roast Goat   Bean Puree 100 grams beans 2 spoonfuls … Explore More

What Do You Feed Latin America’s Best Chefs?

What do you serve a room full of chefs who have perfected, reinvented, and elevated the preparation of food as we know it? This is the exhilarating task that Chef Julian Hoyos Vallejo and Chef Brian Aaron’s teams will undertake at the 2017 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony. The menu for the Bogotá-based … Explore More

How to Appreciate Food Like a Master Chef

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants event in Bogotá has us thinking about techniques—but not for preparing food, for enjoying it. Master chefs don’t just cook better than you and I do, they also know how to appreciate food on a deeper level. Fortunately, you don’t need a culinary background to make the most of every … Explore More

Top 10 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

The heart of Mexico City was alive with eager anticipation as some of Latin America’s best gastronomic chefs joined together for the culinary world’s annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 26th September 2016. The highly anticipated celebration was held at the innovative Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral venue designed by Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin. The … Explore More

Diners Club® Celebrates Milestone of 700+ Lounges

Salones VIP Pacific Club Iquique Chile | Photo Credit: Lounge Gateway In August 2016, the Diners Club Airport Lounge Network reached a significant milestone: we now offer access to more than 700 airport lounges around the world. Since the 1980s, Diners Clubmembers have enjoyed this exclusive benefit that makes the Diners Club experience unique from … Explore More

Chef Renzo Garibaldi’s #BestMealEver

“It is difficult to choose just one #BestMealEver; I would like to select ten,” said Chef Renzo Garibaldi, who heads Osso Carnicería & Salumeria, No. 34 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. “But if I had to choose one it would be Eleven Madison Park,” he added, referring to the New York restaurant focused … Explore More

Chef Soledad Nardelli’s #BestMealEver

Chila Soledad Nardelli confesses that her Best Meal Ever is the nut pudding her father has made for her every Sunday since she was a little girl. Chef Nardelli, who helms the Buenos Aires restaurant Chila, which ranked No. 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, typically has dinner with a big group of … Explore More

Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso. For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. … Explore More

Up Next: Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is in Mexico City this week for the first time, following two successful years in Lima, Peru. This prestigious list will be unveiled at an exciting awards ceremony tomorrow tonight. In addition to the list, several awards will be presented to chefs with notable popularity and sustained contributions to the world of … Explore More

Celebrating Enrique Olvera’s Lifetime Achievement Award

“My initial feeling was surprise,” said Enrique Olvera, recalling his reaction to winning the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2015. “Being so young, I never expected to deserve such a merit,” the chef and restauranteur explained. For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican … Explore More

Chef Virgilio Martínez: Creating Food that Screams “Welcome to Peru!”

Called “the new messenger of the Latin American [food] scene,” Chef Virgilio Martínez will travel 14,000 feet above sea level in [Cusco, Peru] to find local products to bring back to his flagship restaurant, Central, located in Lima, Peru. Martínez has made a name applying modern cooking techniques to indigenous Peruvian ingredients. He is known for incorporating unusual … Explore More

Watch And Learn From World-Class Chef Alex Atala

We recently had the pleasure of filming Chef Alex Atala, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2014 winner, at work in his kitchen. Atala’s São Paolo restaurant, D.O.M, was ranked third on this year’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and seventh on this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In … Explore More

A Look Inside Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

The 50 best restaurants in Latin America gathered in Lima on September 3 to celebrate their accomplishments at an awards event as vibrant as the foods from the region. Diners Club International® was there as a sponsor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, recognizing in particular the work of Brazilian Chef Alex Atala, whom … Explore More

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. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event … Explore More

Alex Atala signature dish

Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been … Explore More

Inspire Action and Accelerate Growth in Diners Club Americas

The Diners Club International® Americas Region franchises meet once a year to discuss new ideas, share experiences and learn best practices and winning strategies. This year, our Americas Regional Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from March 23-25, 2014. We were joined by senior executives from franchises in the region, as well as senior executives … Explore More

A Sneak Peak: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014

Diners Club International® is gearing up for this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, taking place in London on April 28, 2014. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor for the second year in a row, we’re elated to be a part of this gathering of global food-aficionados who will be celebrating culinary excellence as exemplified … Explore More

Gastón Acurio Talks Global Dining Trends

“Chefs used to believe that our world ended in the restaurant. The reality is that the world starts in the restaurant.” With this statement, Chef Gastón Acurio kicked off his commentary on how the global community of chefs has evolved during an interview with Diners Club International® President Eduardo Tobon just ahead of the Latin … Explore More

Country Club Lima Hotel, host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants

Inside Peru: “Best Pisco Sour” in Lima

Described by Frommer’s travel guide as “simply the most elegant hotel in Lima,” all eyes in the culinary world were on the Country Club this week as it played host to Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Built in 1927 in colonial style, the décor features Peruvian colonial art from the Museo Pedro de Osma to … Explore More

Astrid y Gastón & Tanta Plaques

Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

  This week, Diners Club International® is in Lima, Peru, for the inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards being announced this evening. Lima is hometown to famed chef and Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio. What better preparation for this gastronomic adventure than to highlight some of Acurio’s very own local restaurants? … Explore More

Felicitaciones Chef Gastón Acurio! Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred … Explore More

Diners Club Turns 45 in Peru

This year, Diners Club Peru celebrates its 45th anniversary. As we all know, Diners Club was the first credit card in the world and it was also the first credit card in Peru. Two years ago, the same shareholders that control Diners Club Ecuador purchased the business in Peru. Since then, the company’s results started … Explore More