More than 40,000 restaurants across Peru reflect the diversity of a nation that mixes native culinary traditions with the cuisines of Europe, Arabia, China, Africa and Japan. The result is a collection of unique flavors that make Peruvian cuisine exciting and varied. People of all races call themselves Peruvians and impact the local culture and cuisine with their own unique accents and flavors. The land has taught Peruvians generosity by placing endless delicacies within easy reach. First, stop at the Minka Market and visit the fishing terminal early in the morning to see fish and seafood, octopus, shrimp, sea bass and kingfish fresh from the briny waters. Then, pick up some native fruits and vegetables of Peru—pitless mini-avocados, lucuma, chirimoya, and a variety of potatoes. Drive to the Queirolo Tavern, a traditional old tavern, for a Peruvian-style ham sandwich snack and a Pisco (the national beverage); then delight in a cooking demonstration and lunch at Señorio de Sulco. This elegant restaurant, is located at the northern extreme of the Miraflores district and takes a thoughtful approach to traditional Peruvian cooking. It features several dining rooms, including a piano bar and an enclosed terrace that overlooks the coast. Many of the dishes come served in earthenware pots.
Notes: This tour includes a meal--lunch on daytime tours, or dinner on evening tours.