Peru Food & Drink
Peru Food & Drink
People are just now starting to catch on to the delicious dishes the Peruvians have been serving up for years. Peruvian food is unique and is finally gaining the international attention it deserves among the world’s most famous gourmets. Peruvian cuisine combines a mixture of global cuisine influence. From criollo food with strong African influence to chifa restaurants due to the influx of Chinese immigrants, Peruvian cuisine is diverse.
Lima is the culinary capital of South America. This seaside city is renowned for having global superstar chefs and restaurants that combine authentic Peruvian cuisine with modern day culinary influences. Make sure to try ceviche, in Lima, a seafood dish with raw white fish marinated in lime, that is quite delicious.
In Cusco, experiment with cuy, fried guinea pig, considered a delicacy. For the foodies that don’t have as adventurous taste buds, potato dishes are also common. Try papa rellena stuffed with meat, veggies, and cheese or Aji de gallina, tender chicken covered in cheese gravy along with slice potatoes.
Popular desserts include arroz con leche and alfajores with manjar blanco (dulce de leche). To accompany any meal, order a Pisco Sour, Peru’s national cocktail or chicha morada, fresh tropical juices, and coca tea.
Go on a Peru Wine & Gastronomy Tour for a taste of world-class foods and drinks. On this 5-day tour, you will enjoy Peruvian foods, Pisco Sours, Peruvian Wine, and my favorite, ceviche and seafood.
Ceviche: Any guest in Peru must try Ceviche, a raw seafood cured in citrus juices. This is one of the most popular dishes in Peru.
Lomo Saltado: Lomo Saltado is a delicious stir-fry of steak, onion, and tomato served with rice and fried potatoes.
Guinea pig: For the bold and brave, try cuy (fried guinea pig), an authentic Peruvian delicacy.
Restaurants in Peru:
Chala Costa Fusion: Offering the flavors and ingredients of Peru, this restaurant is known for its seafood and creole dishes
Cafe Haiti: Try Peruvian specialties at one of the best cafes in the area.
Segundo Muelle: A Peruvian restaurant that specializes in creole seafood incorporated with international cuisines.
Malabar: Bringing Peruvian dishes to life with an Italian influence, Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino brings you beautifully prepared delicacies.
Central: Located in Lima, Central has been rated among the top restaurants in Latin America every year. The 17-course experience will have you on the edge of your seat with anticipation for the next artistic presentation.