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Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Astrid y Gastón: One of the Best Restaurants in Lima Peru

Lima, Peru is often referred to as the culinary capital of Latin America thanks to its selection of the top restaurants in the region, and three of the best in the world. We are spoiled with incredible dining options, ranging from home cooked meals at hole in the wall eateries to world renowned gourmet restaurants. Visit the gastronomic capital of Latin America with culinary travel specialist, Aracari. Contact us or email travel@aracari.com for tailormade trip ideas that give you access to the best restaurants in Lima Peru, as well as exclusive dining experiences. Aracari Insight: A Few…

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2017 Vacation

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2017 Vacation

It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, and for many of you it’s time to start planning your 2017 vacation! Where will you be heading this year? There’s the whole world to choose from, but it’s an excellent time to plan a trip to South America, and Peru in particular, with incredible bucket-list attractions, a world-renowned food scene, and unique off-the-beaten-track adventures. Unique tailormade trips to Peru – just for you Aracari specialises in luxury, tailormade travel – so our list below includes example itineraries to inspire you – but they’re certainly…

Discover the Best Restaurants in Lima

Discover the Best Restaurants in Lima

Central Best Restaurant in Latin America  Not only one of the best restaurants in Lima, Peruvian restaurant Central triumphed once again on the culinary world stage this year, being named as The Best Restaurant in Latin America for the third year in a row. The prestigious list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 was announced in a lavish ceremony in Mexico, held on 26 September 2016. Central is not alone, with eight other Peruvian restaurants claiming a spot in the coveted list. These are all found in the Peruvian capital, meaning this curated list serves…

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Discovering Corn in the Sacred Valley

Sarapampa is a Quechua word which means ‘cornfield’, a fitting name for this beautiful and sprawling property in the Sacred Valley. In these parts, daily life revolves around corn cultivation as it has done for the people of the Andes for centuries. A visit to Hacienda Sarapampa with Aracari is a chance to witness the journey of this sacred crop from field to plate as you learn about the history and importance of corn in the Sacred Valley, followed by a delicious seven course meal with the hacienda owners. Sacred Crop Corn…

Guide to Peruvian food: Ceviche

Guide to Peruvian food: Ceviche

A blog series about Peruvian food can’t get very far without mentioning ceviche! Pride of Peru? Although many Latin American countries lay claim to ceviche, I’m going to remain unashamedly biased, and uphold Peru’s claim to the dish. Gastón Acurio, from one of Lima’s top restaurants Astrid y Gastón agrees, explaining that because of Lima’s prominent position on the coast and its strategic importance as a trading base for the Spanish conquistadores, dishes like ceviche quickly spread to other Spanish colonies, and became assimilated into their own local cuisine. Although there are many variations, even…

Guide to Peruvian Food: Causa

Guide to Peruvian Food: Causa

Peruvian food is now well established on the world’s gastronomic map. With Michelin-starred restaurants in Lima and cities across the world, more people are getting to know the culinary delights of Peru. While it’s great to sample food from a distant country in your own city, nothing beats culinary travel -getting to know a country through your taste buds. In this culinary blog series, we’ll introduce you to some of Peru’s iconic dishes that will have you booking a flight and a table for as soon as you land!…

A Café Guide: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Miraflores

A Café Guide: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Miraflores

Happy Peruvian Coffee Day! The Ministry of Agriculture in Peru declared the 4th Friday of the month of August “El Día del Café Peruano” and some restaurants and cafés are offering discounts or free cups of coffee today. Whether it’s free or not, Peru is known for producing high quality coffee, and here in Miraflores there are many great coffee shops to choose from. Here is a guide to just a few of the many options in the area where you can enjoy a delicious cappuccino, latte, americano,…