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La Mar by Gastón Acurio, the acclaimed Peruvian restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, celebrates its 10th anniversary (tickets HERE) on Friday, March 29, 2024. Led by the stellar talent of Executive Chef Diego Oka, La Mar by Gastón Acurio has consistently been lauded as one of the nation’s leading dining destinations since opening in 2014, earning accolades from the Florida MICHELIN Guide, the World’s 50 Best Discovery, and recently named “Best Peruvian Restaurant in the U.S.” by El Comercio, Peru’s largest newspaper. To mark the occasion of a decade spent at the forefront of Miami’s vibrant dining scene representing the best of Peruvian cuisine, La Mar will host an evening of exclusive gastronomic celebration that brings together the most renowned figures of Miami’s culinary community.

The festivities will culminate on Friday, March 29, as Oka will be joined by friends and visionaries in the local culinary community, including James Beard-nominated chef Valerie Chang of Maty’s; Carlos Garcia from Miami’s MICHELIN Guide-recommended Leku, as well as Alto in Venezuela, a regular in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list; Karla Hoyos from Tacotomia; and Alejandro Díaz, Chema Cárdenas and Santiago Huen from Miami Slice. The high-energy night will feature a vibrant array of hot and cold food stations hosted by some of Oka’s nearest and dearest chef friends, as well as a plethora of La Mar’s signature bites that encapsulate the spirit and flavors of Peru. Inclusive of wine, spirits and bottomless Piscos, the 10th Anniversary party is priced at $195 per person (not including tax and service charge). The celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. featuring live music and entertainment from a Latin band and a Latin Grammy-nominated DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., among other unmissable surprises.

“As we celebrate La Mar’s 10th anniversary, my heart is filled with gratitude towards my team, some of whom have been with me since the beginning. Their dedication and passion have been instrumental in our journey,” says Oka. “I’m also profoundly thankful for the Miami culinary community’s unwavering support. It’s truly humbling to see so many industry friends coming together to celebrate this milestone with us. This celebration is not just ours—it’s a testament to the bonds we’ve formed and the memories we’ve shared.”

As La Mar steps into its next decade, it stands as a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Peru and the innovative spirit of its modern menu. The 10th-anniversary events reflect this legacy, inviting guests to partake in a celebration of flavors, culture, and culinary artistry. Building on the momentum, Oka is poised to unveil a novel multi-course tasting menu at La Mar in the coming months, with each dish being served on uniquely crafted ceramic pottery molded by Oka himself. The gesture elegantly extends the restaurant’s decennial celebrations, embodying its commitment to culinary innovation and excellence. More details on the anticipated launch of the tasting menu will be announced soon.

Tickets to La Mar’s 10th Anniversary celebrations are now available via the links below HERE.

La Mar by Gastón Acurio is located at 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, please visit La Mar’s website; call (305) 913-8358; email at; and follow along on Instagram.