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Mitsuharu Tsumura Has You Covered For Easter Dinner (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

[A Comer Pescado Peru]

It’s likely that with Easter just around the corner, you’ve already made dinner plans that most likely involve pig in some fashion. However, if you’re tired of the hog on a stick with an apple stuffed in its mouth, acclaimed chef and owner Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido in Lima, Peru, has a different option for you. Drawing upon his heavy Nikkei leanings, as well as some classic Peruvian cooking, Micha, as he’s lovingly known, has come up with a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. Chaufa criolla con chicharron de pejerey might sound complicated, but it’s as easy as fried rice with fried fish. Dress that up with a tangy onion mixture, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable Sunday dinner. Provecho!

Lima Food Week Begins Monday, March 16 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Lima Food Week]

[Lima Food Week]

Just as the first-ever Santiago Dining Week comes to a close this Sunday, the first edition of Lima Food Week will begin on Monday. Just like the Santiago version, Lima Food Week is being sponsored by Restorando, the online reservations platform that is taking hold across Latin America. Although this isn’t the first ‘restaurant week’ in Lima, with a sponsorship that spans several countries, it could easily become the best. 

Virgilio Martínez Will Open Nos, A Casual Concept, Later This Year In Lima (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

[Nancy Chappell / Restrogrupo]

Although we’ve already seen what Virgilio Martínez can do with Peruvian ingredients outside of his native Lima, earning a Michelin star for his beloved Lima London, later this year we’ll get a taste of his casual cooking. Nos, he told El Comercio, speaking of his forthcoming casual project, is “what I’ve always wanted to do in Lima. Something ultra super casual, fun and spontaneous, that opens all day.” The new restaurant, which Martínez says will be completely different from the food at both Central and both of his London restaurants, is set to open some time in May or June. 

Mistura Will Return To The Center Of Lima In September (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Mistura]

[Mistura]

After two years on the lower stretches of Lima’s coast, spread out over a massive field featuring the best in Peruvian cuisine and culture, Mistura will once again return to the center of the city for this, its eighth year. In a note released earlier today, Mistura’s organizers, APEGA stated that the festival “returns after three editions to the point most central and historically designed to exhibit Peru.” Additionally, dates were given for this year’s festival, which will take place September 4 to 13, though without the Latin America’s 50 Best Awards, which have been moved to Mexico City. 

Peru Pa’Ti Brings The Best Of Peru To The Center Of Lima

By Maribel Rivero

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Lima continues to progress and revolutionize their dining scene, from high-end to very approachable. Taking advantage of the continued growth, chef and restaurateur Jaime Pesaque of Mayta, and chef Renato Peralto have combined their talents to present a one of kind Peruvian eatery, artisanal, and specialty food market called Peru Pa’Ti.  It’s hard to miss the prominent, purple colored house, located at Armendariz 546 in Miraflores.

From Old World To New: Inside Lima Microbrewery Nuevo Mundo (ES)

By Anna Virkama de Cabrejos

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

On a Friday night in February, a small group of beer enthusiasts had gathered inside of a microbrewery in Lima’s Surquillo neighborhood. Yann Lemaire, one of the founders of Nuevo Mundo Cervecería, was there to walk the group through different processes of beer making, from the selection of the malts to mashing, adding of water and hops, fermentation and finally the much anticipated beer tasting.

Buzzworthy: Lima

By Patrick Hieger and Maribel Rivero

BUZZWORTHYLIMA

Although Lima might not yet have the restaurant opening power of cities like New York, London, or San Francisco, a recent string of brand new restaurants in Peru’s capital have brought a whole new wave of Peruvian cuisine to the city, and they have everyone talking. To whet your appetite and give you some new reasons to go out to eat, we’ve rounded up the best of Lima’s latest openings. From a fast food saltado joint to a creole spot in the up and coming Barranco neighborhood that has one of the best pisco bars in the city, these are the buzzworthy new restaurants that are sure to become part of any conversation about the incredible dining scene that Lima continues to build. Provecho!

Mistura Wants Up To Up Their Culture Game This Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

Meat Guy

Although the 2014 edition of Mistura was bigger than any edition prior, featuring a whole ‘world’ dedicated to beer, and more food trucks than ever, it seems like the festival’s organizers want to make things even more interesting. Peru This Week reports APEGA, the organizing body behind the festival, and many other events throughout the year in promotion of Peruvian food, wants to bring more culture into the dining experience. “Festival organizers are planning to coordinate the food and stands with music, costume, and activities that pertain to where the food of that region originates within Peru.”