Peruvian Cuisine: News & Information

Peruvian Chef Wanted in Mumbai (India)

Monday, 10 August, 2015

dome mumbaiIntercontinental Hotel, Mumbai are opening a new ultra elite 20/25 cover Peruvian Restaurant and need a CDC for the same. Around 5 to 6 years experience. Salary and perks will be at par with industry norms. Intercontinental Marine Drive is F&B driven hotel and has 1 Indian restaurant- Kebab Korner, 1 Thai restaurant -KOH by Ian Kitichai, 1 gastro pub- Long & Short, 1 roof top award winning bar – Dome. If you are interested contact us trough the email admin@idea180.com

Ancient Peruvians Enjoyed a Beer with their Ceviche

Monday, 2 March, 2015

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Well, it seems that this article now proves beyond reasonable doubt that Peruvians really know their ceviche. According to archaeologists who found a mummy in the northern parts of Peru (which is one of the areas that claims they make the best Peruvian ceviche) found elements in the samples of hair that tells the tale of ancient Peruvians diet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New SuperFood Comes From Where Else? Peru!!!

Tuesday, 30 December, 2014

Over the past few years Peruvian Food has been making a big splash all over the globe. It can be compared to the new and popular kid in school. Because of all the notice and publicity Peruvian food has been getting and because individuals around the world are becoming more and more health conscience trying to preserve their youth, its only natural the worlds next “SuperFood” comes from Peru.

The latest Superfood that derives from Peru is known as Maca Root. It can be found in the high mountain regions of Peru. The benefits an individual gets from Maca Root is pure energy. Unfortunately this new craze for Maca Root has increased the demand so much that it has caused some violence as people are desperate to get their hands on it for resale.

While Maca Root can be found in other countries, the first choice of all Maca Root buyers is Peru. Many of the other countries that are producing Maca now are using synthetic ingredients which ruins the overall effect that an individual receives from taking Maca. Peru is yet to compromise their process of manufacturing Maca. Hopefully the large demand that Peru is facing now will not compromise the manufacturers pride in the quality of Maca Root that they turn out. Only time will tell.

Peru Named Top Global Culinary Destination 3 years In a Row

Friday, 19 December, 2014

 

Earlier this week Peru was honored with the award of Top Global Culinary Destination. This marks the third straight year the every growing popular country has won this award.

Lima, Peru has started showing up on peoples backlists of places to visit all over the world. One of the main reasons is because of the cuisine that Peru is becoming ever so popular for. Since 2009 the amount of tourists that showed up in Lima has increased by over 2 million.

With so many different influences from all around the world it is very difficult to define Peruvian Food. While there are definitely some staple ingredients with many Peruvian dishes depending on the meal it is easy to see influences from various parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.

While it may not be easy to take a quick trip to Peru every foodie should be doing themselves a favor and googling Peruvian Restaurants in their local area. They are popping up all over the country and in major cities it is becoming more of a normalcy for famous Peruvian chefs to open up restaurants. Find out what all the fuss is about.

Peruvian Food, If You Can Make It There, You Can Make It Anywhere

Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Over the past few years Peruvian food has been making its way around the world as the new “in cuisine”. Like most other “fads” I expected the excitement about Peruvian food to come and go. It is definitely starting to seem like Peruvian Food is not a passing phase. It is here to stay.

For food lovers around the world, New York City has long been considered the mecca of cuisine. No matter what type of cuisine a person loves, they are sure to find some of the best the world has to offer in the city that never sleeps. Whether it is Chinese Food, Italian, Indian or meat and potatoes or deli, NYC has the best.

This past year December 8-19 has been declared “New York City’s Peruvian Picante Restaurant Week”. During this week, eight of the cities best Peruvian restaurants are offering fixed priced menus with some of the best, most traditional Peruvian Dishes they have to offer.

Living in South Florida, I have been fortunate to have some of what I believe the best Peruvian food the States have to offer. However, growing up close to NYC, I know that the Big Apple has some of the best food the world has to offer. If NYC has declared and dedicated a specific week out of the year to Peruvian food it is safe to say that this cuisine is not a fad and is here to stay.

Victoria’s Rotisserie Chicken

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

In the past, if someone mentioned Peruvian food to me my mind would automatically go to Ceviche. Until two weeks ago I had no idea that Peruvian cuisine was just as famous for its rotisserie chicken as it is for Ceviche.

Recently, in Lantana, Florida the well known Peruvian restaurant “Victoria’s” opened up a smaller restaurant in the same plaza that just features rotisserie chicken along with some appetizers. So much for my thought process that all rotisserie chicken is the same. The chicken that I enjoyed there was arguably one of the juiciest, tastiest I have ever had.

I was fortunate enough to enjoy this chicken with my friend who is from Peru. (of course I let him do the ordering) He ordered us a full chicken to split, a salad and a side of fries.

My friend informed that in Peru that combination of food is a classic.

When the chicken came out it was accompanied by 3 different sauces of different taste and spice. They were all equally delicious. One was tastier then the next. I even found myself dipping the french fries in these sauces.

If you are looking for a quick bite to eat without the fast-food taste this little chicken shop is a great bet. Victoria’s prepares this authentic Peruvian dish with as much love and

pride as they do with all their other dishes in their main restaurant on the other side of the strip mall.

Los 50 Mejores Restaurantes de America Latina

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Felicitamos a Virgilio Martinez y Pia Leon De Central, Micha Tsumura de Maido,  Gaston Acurio y a todos los chef peruanos que estan engrandeciendo el nombre de la comida peruana.

No olvides decirnos que ingrediente serias, si fueras un ingrediente???

Ceviche 105 Now Opens in South Beach!

Monday, 11 August, 2014

One of the most favorite Peruvian food restaurants in South Florida is expanding again. Ceviche 105 (Cvi.Che 305, LLC) owned by Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos is opening a new location in South Beach.

First they opened Pollos y Jarras next door a while ago and now rumors say they will be opening a new location in the former Kim’s Chinese space at 1245 Lincoln Rd., next door to Haven. The space has been vacant since Kim’s closed in 2012 after more than four decades.

Help-wanted signs in the windows say an “upscale Peruvian” restaurant is in the works. We will definitely check this place out that apparently from what we see is trying to capture a more upscale clientele to compete with the newly opened La Mar from Gaston Acurio in Brickell key.

For more updates about their opening you can visit their website or check back with us again.

 

 

 

Finally, Gaston Acurio’s La Mar Now in Miami

Saturday, 5 October, 2013

Miami finally becomes the host city for the next signature restaurant of the renowned Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio. The venue will be the Mandarin Hotel in Brickell, FL and the name of the restaurant will be La Mar; just like it’s sister restaurant in New York City. The location will have both spectacular views of the Biscayne Bay and closed atmospheres for privacy as well as an open terrace to enjoy the warm breeze Miami has to offer

La Mar restaurant will offer traditional dishes from the Peruvian Cuisine as well as other choices of Japanese and Novoandina influence. The news was released by the Mandarin Group, were they highlighted the excitement of finally having a five star Peruvian food restaurant in their luxurious hotel. They are very proud to offer their clients the prestigious taste of the Peruvian cuisine which is growing in popularity by the day.

Peruvian food is known for it’s large variety of dishes, with unique ingredients, and influence from other cuisines like french, japanese, italian, chinese, arabic, spaniard and america. Gaston Acurio is one of the most important chefs and ambassadors of Peruvian food worldwide with restaurants in Lima, Bogota, New York, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, San Francisco, Chicago, Sao Paulo and Panama.

We will be rating this restaurant soon. We also encourage you to visit La Mar, a restaurant that is expected to be one of the top Peruvian restaurants worldwide, now in Miami.