Our lunch started at a beautifully decorated table on the patio of the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the very same grounds as the Huaca Pucllana Ruins and is led by head chef Marilu Madueño and pastry chef, Andrea Massaro. The patio overlooks the ruins and serves as a perfect site for a late afternoon meal.
We were served a variety of breads, including a goblet of thin breadsticks and rolls made with aji amarillo paste and chicha de jora. Those rolls are STILL on my mind. We pored over the menu, seeing so many mouthwatering dishes described. We ordered drinks, including the maracutini – a delicious combination of a maracuya flavored martini (minus any olives, thankyouverymuch!). As an appetizer, we tasted a perfect combination of the traditional soltero salad mixed with Andean quinoa.
Seeing as how I am always drawn to the foods from the jungle, I quickly decided on the dish that included an amazon Paiche fillet served with yucca and plantain and with a Cocona Charapita Salsa sauce. Others chose dishes like Seco de Carne and Tacu Tacu made from black beans and rice, served with a breaded and pounded tenderloin, fried bananas and a sunny side-up egg.
For dessert, we enjoyed a medley of flavors. We tasted both the regular Suspiro Limeño and a Chocolate Suspiro Limeño. We also had delicious dessert shots like Lucuma Mousse, Arroz con Leche, Turron Cheesecake. The Suspiros were definitely the desserts that stood out to me. Oddly enough, I have almost always disliked suspiro and this one was incredibly delicious…unforgettable really. I will have to attempt to make a similar version.
General Borgoño cdra. 8, Huaca Pucllana – Miraflores
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