TRAVEL | Lima, Peru - food art to try

Peru like many countries around, has a lot of different things to offer. Everyoe recall this country mainly from Machu Picchu, but here I'm gonna focus just on peruvian cuisine and Lima - the capital.

Let me start from the thing which I learned from wealthier society from Latin America: Peru is not only the basin for old Incas culture and sightseeing, but it's a weekend getaway for wealthy people from Latin America just to eat, and eat well.

The cuisine of Peru I would call fusion. It's like that because of many immigrants from different nations, who used local products and applied it into combinations they know. The result is beautiful (just like the esthetic of japanese dishes) and tasty (but very different that I used to know before I tried). What really impressed me was the amount of different types of potatoes from sweet to salty and from white to burgundy. Same with the corn. In general the taste combinations and structure of food are very unexpected.
We stayed in Hilton Lima Miraflores which I truly reccommend for design and view, but especially for impressive breakfast - could be counted as a separate food experience with the luxoriously served separate menu and beautifully done buffet (unfortunattely no pics from Hilton breakfast).
In general - Miraflores is the most exclusive district in Lima. Most of best hotels are placed on top of high cliffs with a spectacular view! So if you want luxury - stay around there!

Hilton lobby

For lunch we visited very locally known restaurant with outstanding view (that's the one on the headland). The restaurant is serving quite traditional peruvian cuisine. Place is definitelly the best for daily date or lunch with family/friends.
Restaurant La Rosa Nautica, just on the ocean

 Traditional food in Lima: black rice, two types of tiradito, pictures done by my R. - real art***

After a nice lunch we enjoyed nearby area - walk through Circuito de Playas with many parks on the upper part full of paragliders and ocean fullfilled with surfers. According to the beach - it's good to remember that it's a stone beach, not sand. I personally prefer sand, but stone has its own charm when the waves are moving stones (it's a beautiful sound).

street art***

Finally, when it came to the dinner, we choosed the option the closest to our hotel. The restaurant amaZ - definitelly the best with amazonian cuisine (slightly different than traditional peruvian - from even more unusual ingredients, but the concept is the same). Very fancy food, interesting, modern interior of the restaurant and fashionable guests. I would go back. Just take a look on pictures:
Few dishes from amaZ restaurant, on the right down picture you can see:
 CHUROS PISHPIRONES (HUGE river snails from Amazonia forests with regional sofrito, sauce chorizo and tapioka) ***

As of now - that was it about Lima. This city has a way more to offer, but more next time. I hope to be back to Peru in some time! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

*** pictures are done by my dearest R. (all credits to him, do not copy please)


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