Peruvian superstar Diego Muñoz has been busy post Astrid y Gaston, the celebrated San Isidro restaurant he left last year: He’ll soon open a Latin American restaurant in Copenhagen. Called PMY, which stands for Papa, Maíz, Yuca, the casual restaurant will serve “Latin American homestyle food” from Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Muñoz is one of three chefs heading up the project, a list that also includes Karlos Ponte of Copenhagen Venezuelan restaurant Taller and fellow Peruvian chef Emilio Macias, according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which tweeted out the news.
Muñoz was responsible for the rise of Astrid y Gaston, which took the 14th spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list after the chef took the helm. Following his departure, Muñoz had planned to embark on a culinary world tour before opening up his own restaurant. At the time, he thought Peru, but looks like he’s landed on Copenhagen.
UPDATE 7/17, 5:33 p.m.: Since leaving Astrid y Gaston, Munoz has also opened 1111 Peruvian Bistro in Miami with restaurateur Martín Monteverde and partner Bernhard Scholl and is the executive chef on the Belmond Andean Explorer, a luxury sleeper train, in Peru.
PMY opens in August. Although there’s no word yet on the exact address, reservations are available now.