Lima. Jul. 07 (ANDINA). Peruvian investments in Chile's gastronomy industry have grown considerably in recent years as a new restaurant opens in this neighboring country every two to three months. Peru’s Economic and Commercial Counselor Silvia Seperack said Wednesday.
According to Peruvian daily El Comercio. a study by the Peruvian Embassy in Chile indicates that there are a total of 105 restaurants. which have invested some US$ 220 million in their buildings. fixtures and infrastructure.
Silvia Seperack pointed out that 80 percent of these restaurants are in the capital. noting that every establishment invests approximately one million dollars.
'Every restaurant on average invests one million dollars. bringing the total investment to US$ 220 million.' she said addressing attendees of Promo 2010. an event organized by Peru's Trade and Tourism Promotion Board (Promperu) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
'Tanta opened last year and the newest restaurant is called Astoria. owned by a Chilean businessman and former Astrid y Gaston chef. Peruvian Oscar Gomez. Astoria opened in Las Condes area a month ago and has gained good acceptance among the locals.' she added.