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Central restaurant's dish of 'mussels and lettuce.' Central restaurant's dish of 'mussels and lettuce.' (Photo: Central)

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Central Restaurante's Mussels and Lettuce

If you want to sample ingredients found in no other restaurant in the world, book a table at Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru. Founded by Peruvian chef Virgilio Véliz, the gourmet eatery prides itself on harvesting foodstuffs from altitudes as high as 14,000 feet.

"When you go higher, up in the mountains of the Andes, you find ingredients that won’t grow anywhere else because they belong there," Véliz said in an interview. "Only at these altitudes do some of the potatoes, ocas and mashuas develop. They say in the Andes, the higher you climb, the deeper you have to dig for precious things."

For a taste of Central, try this recipe for Véliz's mussels and lettuce dish. While you won't have to scale mountains to source its ingredients, it may take a few tries to mimic the beauty of the final creation represented in the photo.

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