The Peruvian Ambassador to Finland invites Superstar Chef Diego Muñoz to cook for two days at Nikkei success restaurant Pastor in Helsinki alongside Head Chef Robert Von Bell, as a part of his 2016 world exploration through 22 countries, cultures and cuisines in search of his future culinary DNA.

October 6th & 7th.


Widely renown as one of the world’s most talented and creative chefs, Diego Muñoz flawlessly executes a complex layering of flavors with extreme attention to detail with an innovative and clean style.

Until recently Executive Chef at the world renowned Astrid y Gastón at Casa Moreyra in Lima, Peru, since 2012, where he led the restaurant from #42 to #14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant List and #2 of Latin America.


Earlier this year Diego Muñoz announced his departure from Astrid y Gastón, instead to devote a year to culinary exploration, adventure and limited time-based projects around the world with the highest possible culinary value in a melting pot of different cuisines and cultures, and in that way create the formula of the culinary DNA for his future main restaurant to be.

During a highly concentrated 2016 Chef Muñoz explores Europe, South, -Central and North America, Asia and the Middle East through 22 different culinary projects across the world.


Above: Cooking for 200 refugees alongside 3*Michelin Sven Elverfeld in Germany. Below: Dinner with 2*Michelin Chef José Avillez in Portugal.


Below: With 1*Michelin Chef Matt Lambert in his urban garden during a three-nights collaboration dinner at The Musket Room in New York City.




Pastor was founded 2 years ago and serves Nikkei cuisine – the electing mix of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, with the restaurant really having found its place on the Helsinki restaurant scene.

Pastor serves dinner through Monday to Saturday and on Friday and Saturday nights there’s a DJ playing crispy beats after dinner, with the place smoothly transforming into a bar/lounge with fresh cocktails.

Scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland



It’s an urban living room where you can eat, drink and hang out, and with many interesting design facts. It’s located in an old building in central Helsinki which housed the first co-ed school in Finland lead by Pastor Broberg, hence the name of the restaurant.

Much of the furniture has been custom made or is recycled, for example some of the chairs are old school chairs from Sweden which ties up nicely with the history of the building. The restaurant serves hot exotic flavors, but the interior is more minimalistic, trendy Scandinavian.



For two nights a collaboration menu of 8 courses will be presented with 4 dishes by Diego Muñoz and 4 dishes by Robert Von Bell, featuring a drinks menu with a Peruvian Pisco aperitif and quality wines paired with the food designed by sommelier Pekka Koiranen – the first sommelier in Finland.


 Above: The 8-course collaboration menu with Robert von Bell at Pastor. Below: Diego Muñoz in Copenhagen earlier this year.


Diego Muñoz’s style is known to be experimental, rebellious and intriguing during a world exploration where the Peruvian phenom consequently only bring 1% mise en place – homemade Peruvian pastes – with him, to otherwise cook his way through only local ingredients.

Come taste!



Who: Diego Muñoz and Robert Von Bell at Pastor, Helsinki.

When: October Thursday 6th and Friday 7th.

Where: Pastor, Erottajankatu 4, 00120 Helsinki.

Menu: 8-course collaboration tasting menu for 160 €.

Reservations: +358 40 0344700 or info@pastorrestaurant.fi





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