The Peruvian Gastronomy Society, or Apega, has unveiled plans to move Lima's Mistura food festival to a larger venue to accommodate one million people in 2012.
Apega's vice-president Mariano Valderrama said he was satisfied with the results of this year's ten-day festival, which attracted more than 360,000 locals and foreigners.
Although Valderrama did not rule out using the same venue of the last three editions (Parque de la Exposición), he said other larger venues are being considered such as San Bartolo, Punta Hermosa, the Lima district of Magdalena, some parks in Lima and the campus of Universidad Agraria La Molina.
“What we need to do is ask experts and advisors. We have had the opportunity to visit several places in Lima and identify several options. Next week we will carry out a technical study and we might have a preliminary decision in the next three months,” Valderrama told Andina news agency.
Mistura was visited by 200,000 people last year, 79,000 in 2009 and 23,000 in 2008.