Category: Peru food Travel

Peru’s gastronomy is widely recognised on the international arena as being first-class. Peru’s captial, Lima, in particular is home to many of the world’s best restaurants, recpients of prestigious accolades and awards. Culinary traditions abound, with Peru home to a spectacular wide array of produce that ensure markets brim with color.

With ever expanding options of culinary activities and restaurants to enjoy, in ‘Peru Food Travel’ we provide handy reviews of the best restaurants across the country, alongside features on Peru’s culinary traditions, unusual and exotic produce and must-try items, from the classic Ceviche and Pisco Sour, to lesser-known grains and delicacies. We also share our insider info on the best culinary experiences when visiting Peru: hands-on demonstrations and cooking classes in rural communities or at the restaurants of top chefs, market visits, sampling tours, and unique meals such as a Pachamanca lunch. There’s no shortage of options to keep your taste-buds satisfied and senses awakened in Peru.

Arequipa’s Pisco Route

Arequipa’s Pisco Route

Pisco is Peru’s national spirit and has been an integral element to Peruvian life and culture for more than 400 years. Outside the city of Arequipa lies a scarcely-visited fertile, green grape-growing region that produces this popular liquor, alongside Peruvian wines. Comprised of around 17 vineyards, Arequipa’s Pisco Route – launched as such in 2017 – is reachable as a day trip from Arequipa. I recently had the opportunity to visit a couple of the local bodegas on this route, following the entire production process right through to extensive sampling!…

Cusco Culinary Experience: Urban Eats by Day

Cusco Culinary Experience: Urban Eats by Day

Nestled into the Andean Highlands, Cusco is perfectly positioned to tap into a wide array of the country’s natural produce. As specialists in culinary travel, Aracari gives travelers the opportunity to explore the gastronomy of the historic city through various Cusco culinary experiences including Urban Eats by day, Urban Eats by night, and The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour. Cusco Urban Eats by day Aracari’s Head of Marketing Caroline Major delves into Peruvian culinary traditions on Aracari’s Cusco Urban Eats Food Tour.  Today I had great fun exploring the streets…

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…

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru culinary experience: Potato and Ají

Peru is fast gaining a reputation as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. There’s so much to do and taste and Aracari specialises in Peru culinary travel offering the best and most authentic foodie experiences. We have a wide range of culinary experiences to offer, from tours of markets, interactive dining with some of Peru’s top chefs, private cooking lessons and much more. Check out our culinary pages with more details of what Aracari can offer. Here, we share details of a unique Peru culinary experience, in Cusco, putting…

The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour

The Chef’s Cusco Food Tour

Aracari’s head of marketing Caroline, tests out a new culinary experience for our guests, tasting her way through the streets of Cusco and learning more about Peruvian food with every bite! Peru boasts an almost unbelievable number of ingredients and rich culinary history, sitting firmly on the international food scene as a must-visit culinary destination. Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire, is surrounded by the Andes which are recognized for their wide array of natural ingredients.  Ancient superfoods like quinoa and kiwicha sit alongside the seemingly humble potato;…

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Urban Eats by night: Cusco Culinary Tour

Aracari’s head of marketing Caroline checks out our Cusco Culinary Tour – Urban Eats by night. Peru has an international reputation for the variety of its ingredients and the ingenuity of its world-renowned chefs. A trip to Peru would not be complete without tasting your way through some of the country’s favourite flavours and dishes, and this is a great way to do it in Cusco. Cusco culinary tour – led by a culinary expert A fun way to immerse yourself in Peru’s unique fusion cuisine is on Aracari’s Cusco culinary tour –…

Top Lima Culinary Experience with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Top Lima Culinary Experience with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Exclusive Lima Culinary Experience at Malabar The Aracari team were recently invited to Lima restaurant Malabar to test out an exclusive new private cooking demonstration and dining experience with chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Pedro’s Malabar restaurant was voted one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. It was a fantastic night, definitely a top Lima culinary experience and a unique opportunity to meet and interact with one of Peru’s best chefs, and watch as he cooks your five-course meal, right in front of you! Lima culinary experience – starts with pisco, of…

Urban Kitchen – Lima Cooking Workshop

Urban Kitchen – Lima Cooking Workshop

Lima is fast becoming known as the gastronomic capital of South America. We’re constantly raving about the amazing restaurants, many of which are recognised worldwide for their innovative approaches. Lima boasts nine eateries in the San Pellegrino Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants List and dining at any of these restaurants is a great introduction to Peruvian food. Lima cooking workshop – Immersion in Peruvian cuisine But for true gastronomic travellers, an authentic and immersive introduction to Peruvian food happens in the markets and the kitchen which can be enjoyed with…

An Andean Pachamanca Lunch

An Andean Pachamanca Lunch

On a recent visit to the Sacred Valley, I had the pleasure of participating in and enjoying a Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue’s Organic Farm at the edge of the town of Ollantaytambo. Peru is fast gaining a reputation as a destination for gastronomy and culinary travel. Along with the award-winning fine-dining restaurants in Lima are the stunning local ingredients and ancient cooking methods that inspire them. Without this rich heritage of food, Peru’s famed modern gastronomy would not exist. Pachamanca is one of these ancient cooking techniques that…

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…