Fine Mediterranean-Peruvian Cuisine with a Light Touch
La Locanda restaurant does refined Mediterranean-Peruvian cuisine. Starting with a beautifully plated amuse-bouche of foie gras and pressed pineapple gel on a solid stone plate, I was wowed by the meal's creative fusion. The tiradito of lime and chili-drowned fish cut sashimi-style was all Peruvian, and the lobster raviolo basked in the Mediterranean sun. Perfectly cooked chita (rockfish) with cherry tomatoes, capers, pickled onions, fresh artichokes, and green beans on a bed of spinach was a balance of Mediterranean technique with Peruvian ingredients, as was the baby calf, watercress, gnocchi, and cherry tomatoes in a port reduction. Dessert was a Mediterranean-Peruvian hybrid of baklava-like apple tart with dulce de leche caramel ice cream and apple gel. Or just come for the very European afternoon tea with its selection of petite sweets.
By Amie Watson
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Av. Santo Toribio 173 Vía Central 150, Centro Empresarial Real, San Isidro 15073, Peru
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