Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima
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Exploring the Bohemian Barranco District of Lima

The Barranco District in Lima is eclectic and even a bit crunchy. Artists and writers are drawn to Barranco for its bohemian style compared to the evergrowing modernity of Lima. Houses still retain their charm, people stop to linger and the hurried life of the outside world is forgotten. While many of the other districts…

Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León
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Kjolle – First Solo Venture of Chef Pía León

Pía León may best be known as one half of the chef duo of Central Restaurant, but in 2018 she ventured out with her own solo restaurant, Kjolle. One year later, Kjolle is debuted at Number 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and received the Highest New Entry Award from San Pellegrino. Less formal…

The Exotic Flavors of Central
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The Exotic Flavors of Central

It is almost by accident that we finally made it to Lima for an epic nine days exclusively for dining. We might be the only Americans who ever traveled to Peru for that long of a trip that didn’t just pass through Lima on their way to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I have been following…

Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong
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Chifa Cuisine With Chez Wong

Chifa is how to describe Chinese-Peruvian cuisine. In the early 20th century, Chinese immigrants moved to Lima and tried to recreate their Cantonese dishes with the few seeds they brought over and Peruvian ingredients. The combination of unique flavors grew quickly in popularity. Chez Javier Wong is famous for his ceviche and Chifa cuisine. If…

Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist
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Osso Carneceria y Salumeria- The Butcher Specialist

Osso was the one restaurant that I did not care to go to. It may be #12 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, but I don’t eat red meat that often.  Osso was all about red meat and cured meat. I told Tom to go on his own on the day I planned to…

Inventive Cuisine at Relae
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Inventive Cuisine at Relae

From Our Restaurant Archives: A few years ago we were in Copenhagen, where we met a food critic at Geranium who enthusiastically recommended going to Relae. We were glad we listened to her. Relae has it all; the food, the location, and the people watching. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, while the food is…

Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui
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Most Memorable Dining Experience- Martin Berasategui

From Our Restaurant Archives: We have had incredible restaurant experiences, but only a handful of restaurants stick in our minds as the”best”. Martin Berasategui is one of those. It’s a restaurant that is continuously on the cutting edge of new gastronomical techniques, and experiments with flavors and textures, but also offers age-old favorites from past…

The Rabbit Place- La Lapin Sauté
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The Rabbit Place- La Lapin Sauté

You may not fall down the rabbit hole, but upon entering Le Lapin Sauté, you will find yourself in a Beatrix Potter-meets-Disney-themed establishment. A medley of flower pots are transformed into bell-like ornaments to welcome passer-byes into the warmth of this cozy restaurant. Decorative eggs strung from old vines twist across the walls and around…

Foie Gras and Carnivore Lovers Dine at Au Pied de Cochon
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Foie Gras and Carnivore Lovers Dine at Au Pied de Cochon

Tom is the ultimate foodie, and I usually just tag along and eat everything he orders. A few years ago, Tom raved about Au Pied de Cochon and the 20 courses of foie gras, pig, and organ meat he consumed. It sounded absolutely disgusting to me, and a heart attack in the making. But he took his…

Momofuku’s Comfort Korean Fusion Cuisine
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Momofuku’s Comfort Korean Fusion Cuisine

Momofuku Ssäm Bar’s Korean fusion cuisine never ceases to amaze us. The food is tremendous, and the artistic presentation and creative preparation really make you forget where you are and what’s around you. The conversational drone and blaring music fade away and you devote every fiber of your being to enjoying these edible masterpieces. The…