The burners, stoves, grills and ovens of Lima simply do not stop producing the fire that cook the infinite mixtures of products – equally uncountable – that occur in a territory as vast and varied as the creativity of its chefs, who mostly, in a show of humility and trusting that what best represents them is their dishes, they call themselves simply and proudly: cooks.
Most likely, there isn’t a single traveler that doesn’t know about the culinary reputation of Peru, and let’s just say that for that it is worth it to have such a centralized capital. In Lima all of the cultures and recipes converge.
A while back, Lima was only another connection between flights from all over the world and Cusco. Spending time in the crowded coastal metropolis provided only a bunch of attractions for the avid travelers in search of their vacation adventure through Peru. But that has changed and we could start by mentioning the number of times that Lima’s restaurants have been on the top world charts but that would take time. Finally, the thing is, who resists good food? Well, as it is said: “the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach”.
Better yet, the food from Lima that has the biggest influence has aligned with sustainability and respects the bans (whose absence in the past sadly ended the extirpation of species), pays the producers what is fair, takes advantage all of the parts of its ingredients, and disposes of its waste in a responsible way.
Now we invite you to enjoy the tiny sins of the palate with no regrets, those that are literally all over the city, but that only those that know it best are capable of showing you, guiding you be it on foot, on a bike, or a different way; day or night.
Somewhere between 4-5 hours will be necessary -but not enough- to soak in the peruvian gastronomy. However, because there are loves that cannot be forgotten, we are certain that you will come back for more as soon as you have the opportunity.
The classics of the peruvian gastronomy in the neighborhood of Barranco
Try 15 peruvian foods and beverages in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Lima – the artistic and bohemian Barranco. Interact with our local hosts to learn how to make the famous ceviche and pisco sour. Be present while lomo saltado is being cooked in the restaurant’s kitchen. Learn about the historic details and cultures behind each plate that you will have the opportunity to taste, during this tour of 4 hours walking throughout the streets of Barranco.
Gourmet evening in Lima: discover the peruvian biodiversity
Get ready for a 21 step dinner! Spend a night in Lima discovering the peruvian gastronomy having dinner at the tables of the new generation of chefs of Lima, including Alonso Villanueva (Tribu), André Patsias (Statera) and John Evans (Barra Lima). You will also be able to meet Amanda Jo Wildley, a cocoa and chocolate expert, and the team at Carnaval directed by the mixologist Aaron Díaz.
This 5 hour gourmet experience will allow you to travel around Peru through its incredible biodiversity and you will learn more about its numerous ecosystems. A true gastronomic trip throughout the 3 regions of Peru: coast, mountains, and jungle, all in the span of one night.
Street food and taverns in the historic center of Lima
Get to know the main historical sites and discover the architectural landmarks of the Peruvian capital such as: the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Plaza San Martín and much more. During this street food experience, you will taste 13 types of food and drinks that are popular options among the locals. Pay attention, this is not the typical pisco sour and ceviche tour, we will take you out of the conventional route.
Lima in five stops
This day tour begins in a small artisan coffee roaster, in the district of Barranco. Every day the ideal beans are chosen to offer the best Peruvian organic coffee in the city. Then, you will visit a traditional market to try local fruits, learn about other ingredients and learn about their influence on the evolution of world cuisine. The next stop is a beautiful cevichería in the district of Miraflores. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare a pisco sour with a professional bartender and learn the secrets of the perfect ceviche when preparing the dish with the main chef. The last stop is for a gourmet Peruvian lunch, in a restaurant considered as an essential stop on your trip to Lima, next to an archaeological complex of pre-Inca ruins will end the day with millenary dishes and desserts with a modern twist.
Another culinary night tour
This tour begins in a luxury restaurant that is located right on the beach, with spectacular views of the coast of Lima. Here, a professional bartender will share with you the secrets to make the perfect pisco sour, so you can impress your friends when you return home. After this refreshing cocktail you will taste the flavors of the jungle. The Amáz restaurant has been recognized for its lively and welcoming design, as well as for its culinary creations. The next stop is a classic among Limenians – the prestigious Huaca Pucllana restaurant, located inside an archaeological complex with illuminated ruins of 500 AD. In this place you can enjoy a selection of Peruvian dishes with a gourmet touch and another pisco cocktail. And to end the night, a walk to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco for a handmade gelato.
And if you want to go a little further and learn to prepare more sophisticated things, in an environment where you can share with other people, and finally be the jury of your culinary creation, then name the type of dish you have in mind and you will that soon you will be wearing an apron.
But if all of the caloric feast gives you a guilty conscience, well then, grab a bike and get to know the tiny food places visited by the locals, there are familiar options and also vegan ones, meanwhile between stops you will learn a little bit about the history, the local customs and other trivialities.
We invite you to continue with other jaw dropping images, hoping that your main choice is to pick RESPONS as the agency to organize your trip (and your meals) to Lima and the entirety of Peru.
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