Tag: food in Peru

At Aracari we are experts in culinary travel – showcasing the best on offer from the culinary capital of Latin America. Let us introduce you to the best food in Peru with our exclusive culinary experiences – enjoy private cooking lessons, demonstrations form some of the country’s top chefs, market tours, and dinners at some of the best restaurants in the world.

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…

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…

Maria Julia Raffo – Peru Gastronomy Expert

Maria Julia Raffo – Peru Gastronomy Expert

Aracari’s Peru Gastronomy expert and PR advisor, Maria Julia Raffo, tells her part of the Aracari story. She shares what it’s like to scope out new products and great places to eat for guests, constantly in search of new experiences, as we look back on 20 years of Aracari. I met Marisol in 1986 in London. She had just graduated and was working in Finance in the city. We were both living in London, had mutual friends and have basically been good friends ever since. When she told me…

The Best of Lima’s Historic Centre

The Best of Lima’s Historic Centre

Lima, the capital of Peru, was once just a layover for hot-footed tourists on the way to Cuzco and a Machu Picchu luxury trip. Not anymore. You wouldn’t want to miss South America’s gastronomic capital. A destination full of history in Lima’s historic centre, contrasted with new and exciting experiences for all travellers, regardless of your interests or travel style. Aracari Recommended by Condé Nast Traveller Of course at Aracari we think Lima is a great destination, but you don’t have to take our world for it. Journalist David Annand recently visited Lima…

5 Ways to Enjoy Peru’s Independence Holiday

5 Ways to Enjoy Peru’s Independence Holiday

On 28 and 29 July each year Peru celebrates Fiestas Patrias, the national holidays to commemorate the country’s independence. It’s the biggest holiday in Peru after Christmas and the whole country takes part in the lively festivities. 28 July marks the official day when Jose de San Martin declared Peru’s independence from Spain in 1821. Then 29 July is a day in tribute to the country’s national police and armed forces. If you’re in Peru during Fiestas Patrias, here are our 5 top picks to soak up the atmosphere and…

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…

A Visit to Malabar Restaurant with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

A Visit to Malabar Restaurant with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

The Malabar Restaurant in Peru. A great choice to enjoy eating On the corner of a busy avenue in the commercial district of San Isidro is Malabar, a restaurant and bar headed by Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. The white exterior walls and narrow windows do not arouse much attention on the street but push open the large, windowless door, and you find yourself in a charming space with natural light, dark wood, large oil paintings and fresh flowers. The ambience is relaxed and inviting but with an…

Preview of El Mercado Tunqui | Boutique Hotels Cusco Peru

Preview of El Mercado Tunqui Yesterday Aracari had the fantastic opportunity to have a sneak preview of Cusco’s latest boutique hotel, El Mercado Tunqui. Although they are still finishing a few details, I was thrilled to find out that the hotel exceeded all our expectations… not bad considering our expectations are pretty high in the first place! Following our blog article last month (which, admittedly, we lifted from a press release), we were eager to see the hotel with our own eyes. In particular we wanted to know…

2013: The Year of Quinoa

Peru gastronomy. The Year of Quinoa Quinoa, the so-called “mother grain of the Incas,” has become increasingly popular throughout the world, not only for its excellent nutritional value, but also for its versatility in the kitchen and overall tastiness. So much so that the United Nations officially declared 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa to “raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural value of a food that has been traditionally cultivated for thousands of years.” The UN hopes that by launching this campaign people will…