14 posts tagged Lima

Restaurant Statera brings french sauces to Lima

A small Maruviel bowl appeared at our table containing the most delicious sauce. It was the first time in 5 months that I had a sauce, not a salsa, not a stew or a chili but a classic french sauce. Something that I had missed for a while. Andre Patsiam left Central 2 years ago to start his own restaurant and in classic Peruvian style with lots of difficulties it took him 2 years to build and open Statera. Part of this time was spent travelling in Peru in search for amazing ingredients. ... Continue Reading

Central: building for the future

The future, Mater Iniciativa and Pia. These 3 words sum up the reason for Central moving from their old location in Miraflores to Barranco.   The old Restaurant Central was located in a residential building in Miraflores with buildings surrounding it completely and the restaurants ambitions had outgrown the space a long time ago and the “cramped building” left little room for inspiration or to be creative. The new building houses 3 different facilities. Restaurant Central, ... Continue Reading

A new local favorite – brunch at Mo Bistro

Yuca, brown butter, evoke mushrooms, pickled onions and kimchi. This was some the ingredients of the best rosti I have ever tried and it was a perfect example of the style of cooking at Mo Bistro. Innovative, delicious and comforting all at the same time. Mo Bistro was a popular brunch place in Barranco but the space was very small so Matias decided to move the restaurant to a bigger space in San Isidro. I have to say I think that it was a smart move as the new restaurant is cool, contempo... Continue Reading

It’s all about the details at Restaurant IK

I looked up as a direct spot over our table increased in strength and just 5 seconds later the first 2 snacks were placed on our table. Small bite size snacks where one of them were to be eaten with tweezers. At this point I thought to myself “they think of the little things at IK” and my expectations for the evening increased.   The story of Restaurant IK is one of drama and tragedy. Just weeks before it officially opened the owner and chef Ivan Kisic died in a tragic accident ... Continue Reading

Rediscovering Peru at Central

There are certain restaurants that I always return to when I have the chance. Central is one of them so whenever I am in Lima I will book at least one table. Eating at Central is an all consuming experience where Virgilio takes you on a trip covering 17 altitudes and ecosystems covering rainforrest, high mountains and costal climate. The menu will off course change quite often, but the same route through Peru is used for all menues. With 17 dishes the menu off course starts with a series of ... Continue Reading

An undiscovered gem at Barra Lima

Usually when I visit a “highend restaurant” in another country it is usually because I got it recommended from a friend or it has a good spot on a prominent list like Worlds 50 Best. This is not the case for Barra Lima which I actually first noticed on Instagram.   The restaurant is quite small with jus a couple of tables inside besides the long bar by the kitchen where we were seated tonight which off course gives a good insight in the workings of the kitchen. True to ... Continue Reading

A delicious finedining version of Peruvian comfortfood at Astrid&Gaston

The foodculture in Peru has been open to influence from kitchens all over the World. The traditionel peruvian kitchen therefore contains influence from both Asia, Central America and parts of Europe. A true peruvian experience should therefore cover all of that which Astrid&Gaston offers. The restaurant is siuated in an old fashionble “manor house” Casa Moreya which has an aristokratis but still modern expression with great artwork on the walls. The building mirrors the style of ... Continue Reading

Virgilio continues to perform magic at Central

With only 4 weeks in Peru I had to make the best of the time. After my first visit I simply couldn't bear the idea of not returning for another 6 months, especially not with Virgilio offered to create a new menu.   Rock tongues -5m A very sweet uni without a heavy taste iron served with a sea lettuce. Light and delicious. Smoked Lettuce juice was a great match. Desert plants 180m A Sweet potato served on thorn. Difficult to eat but off course very beautiful. Served ... Continue Reading

Peruvian comfort food at La Mar

The national dish of Peru is ceviche and especially in Lima, seafood is extremely popular. So off course the renowned Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has a cevicheria. In Peru, there are two very famous chefs, Gaston Acurio, which is world famous in Peru, and then Virgilio Martinez who is world famous in the rest of the world, but in Peru Gaston rules. Therefore with Gaston’s name on the door expectations tend to increase a bit. To start with, we had two ceviches, off course. A classic cod ... Continue Reading