Peru: A Culinary Journey
Updated: Jan 18
Honestly I was never a fan of the pretentious looking restaurants. Until I was in a relationship with a foodie which ultimately led to some AMAZING places. Thanks dude.
Peru is mostly known for its vast mountains, scenic drives, Machu Picchu of course ect.. But the culinary scene is incredible. Not to mention super affordable.
The first place we went to was called Maido waited about an hour for a table during the lunch rush so probably a good idea to make reservations. Prices were very affordable at least for NYC standards. We sat at the bar and watched them work their magic. The staff was super friendly and if you're stuck on what to order they make suggestions. As the food kept coming out they explained how to eat it (where to start; where to end) My psycho mind is like "don't tell me what to do fool" BUT they were right it hits different
The bill was no more than $100usd for 2 people with food and drinks.
Definitely a go to if you're a foodie, in the industry or just want really good food.
Maido - C. San Martin No. 399, Miraflores 15074, Peru
The second p[ace we went to was Central in Lima, which at the time was No.6 in the world. This wasn't just dinner it was whole experience. I recommend watching the Netflix series before coming here, it was very cool. We went for the Mayo Alturas tasting menu. Surprisingly the price was not bad at all! For all that yummy food + drinks.
The coolest experience of all though was having the chef Virgilio Martinez come and talk to us casually like we were friends. This, for whoever is in the industry is a huge deal.
The price which I actually took a picture of was $225usd for 2 people for food and drinks.
It might seem excessive but remember you're paying for the experience and you get bragging rights!
Central - Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco 15063, Peru