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“Astrid y Gastón” Restaurant Wins Two Awards from Cerveza Cusqueña (Translation)

9 September 2013


Cusqueña beer, the main sponsor of the list of the 50 Best Latin American Restaurants, awarded one of the main local and regional representatives

Premium Beer presented the awards in the categories "Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Latin America" ​​and "Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Peru "

Lima, September, 05, 2013 - As part of the award ceremony for the list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, Cusqueña Premium beer, which invites you to savour life, presented the awards "Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Latin America 2013" and "Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Peru", as primary sponsor of this important event. It should be noted that both awards were given to national restaurant "Astrid y Gastón".

For the awards "Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Latin America 2013" and “Cusqueña Best Restaurant in Peru", the jury recognised in "Astrid y Gastón" the variety of its menu and the brilliant execution of its dishes.

"Cusqueña, the primary sponsor of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, has awarded one of the key figures of cuisine in the region and the country. ‘Astrid y Gastón’ refers us to excellence and the quest for success, values ​​that are consistent with the essence of the brand. The refined variety of Cusqueña premium beers offers a perfect accompaniment to the culinary experience, because it always invited us to savour the best of life", said Julian Coulter, Backus Marketing Vice President.

The list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America recognises the gastronomic diversity and quality of the region in response to growing global awareness and culinary trends. The organisation of this event is run by William Reed Business Media, also responsible for The 50 Best Restaurants of the World and The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. The list, based on the opinions of experts in the food industry, is reviewed annually.

About Cusqueña

Cusqueña, the national Premium beer in the Backus brand portfolio, is made with the finest ingredients and aromatic hops, which make the best beer in Peru and one of the best beers in the world. Made with the same pleasure and dedication with which the goals are achieved, Cusqueña represents the enjoyment of progress and everyday pleasures. Cusqueña invites us to savour life.

About Backus

Union of Peruvian Breweries Backus y Johnston S.A.A., is the leading company in the brewing industry in Peru. It has 5 decentralised beer production plants located in Lima (Ate), Arequipa, Cusco, Motupe and Pucallpa, plus a Malting and mineral water plant. It has a portfolio of national and international brands very well-segmented, looking to satisfy consumers in over 180,000 POS throughout the country. In 2012, Backus had sales in volume of 11,943 thousand hectolitres, which represented an increase of 6.6% over the previous year. Also, the company's net sales increased to S /. 3,398. 3 million soles, equivalent to a 13.1% growth in the same period.

Backus works with a focus on sustainable development, with the aim of creating shared value with those who are part of the production chain and with the communities in which it operates. Thus, all its initiatives and projects seek to generate social inclusion, strategic alliances to leverage efforts and make a positive impact on economic, social and environmental terms for society as a whole.

For more information, contact:

Cecilia Quevedo

Backus External Communications - 3113000

César Ibargüen


222-9491 Annex 266


This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on September  5, 2013.


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