When it comes to culinary art, we are talking about a creative way of expressing and reflecting ideas, customs, preferences, tastes, etc., which aim to communicate cultural elements to society through aesthetics and art.
The wonderful thing about the Earth is that we can find great diversity of nuances, tastes and flavors identifying cultures. Each one of these cultures represents the best of its gastronomy through the diversity of spices and ingredients that create its art.
There is a blessed place in the world that has a diverse, rich and wonderful geography, which has spices and ingredients for the preparation of any type of dish that normally could only be tasted traveling to different places in the world. Imagine trying almost any type of cuisine in one place, thanks to the ancestral culture and thriving people who maintain the cultural heritage of their ancestors.
Peru's great legacy is to be rich in culture, customs and ancestral traditions, some of them remaining intact and others showing changes over the years. Peru has been able to maintain its culture and culinary art, astonishing the entire world for its great diversity of colors, tastes and flavors that delight the most demanding palates of the world, being this one more tourist attraction for this country.
For the eighth consecutive year, Peru receives the award as 'World’s Leading Culinary Destination' at the World Travel Awards 2019 (WTA), held in the capital of Oman, Muscat.
This award showcases a 2019 in which Peruvian cuisine obtains recognitions, and where Peru has been positioned as the World's Leading Cultural Destination, ratifying its ancestral cultural heritage that leads it to these world-class recognitions.
The recognition as the World's Leading Cultural Destination turns Peru into a tourist attraction that reaches more than 4.3 million visitors according to official statistics of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
Symbols of Peruvian gastronomy
Peruvian ceviche, also known as cebiche, seviche or sebiche, is a fresh dish which main ingredient is based on marine species. Raw fish, crustaceans or seafood, it doesn't matter, as long as it is served with red onion, ají limo (lemon drop pepper) and lemon.
Ceviche is undoubtedly Peru's flagship dish, being the one that best represents us, and that stands out in the different gastronomic fairs held around the world, where Peruvian food is present.
It is prepared with raw fish or seafood cut into pieces, lemon juice, chopped onion, chili and salt. It is accompanied with sweet potato, corn, cancha serrana (toasted corn) or chifles (fried plantain chips) (in Northern Peru), others accompany it with a refreshing leche de tigre (ceviche lime marinade).
In 2004, ceviche was declared by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura - INC (National Institute of Culture) as a National Cultural Heritage, as it is considered one of Peru's main dishes.
In 2008, it was declared that every June 28th the "Ceviche Day" is celebrated throughout Peru.
Causa limeña (Layered potato dish)
The causa limeña is one of the most wonderful dishes in the Peruvian gastronomy. It is a very traditional dish having as main ingredient the papa amarilla (Peruvian yellow potato), known in some places as Andean potato, and the famous and delicious ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow pepper). Undoubtedly a gourmet dish that can surprise the world with its explosive flavors. It is made with layers of mashed potatoes with lemon and ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow pepper), stuffed with chicken, seafood or avocado and tomato.
Pollo a la brasa (Peruvian rotisserie chicken)
It is a dish composed of roasted chicken and abundant French fries, accompanied with sauces, creams and salad. Its taste is against the use of a fork and knife, since its sole smell refers us to the most instinctive pleasure. Anyone who has not sinned of gluttony with the unbeatable taste of a roasted and juicy chicken, does not know what he is missing.
It is the national drink and, as the cebiche, Peru's Cultural Heritage. Peruvian Pisco is a liquor made from grapes. There are four types of Pisco: pure, green must, acholado (blended) and aromatic.
The most well-known cocktail in Peru is called Pisco Sour, made from Pisco, lemon, sugar syrup, egg and abundant ice. Undoubtedly another national symbol, worthy representative to be catalogued as one of the world's best drinks.
For all these reasons, in Lima, Peru, you can enjoy the World's Leading Culinary Destination 2019, which is ratified for the eighth consecutive year, promoting this wonder of the world to the delight of all humanity.
In the city of Lima, there are several gourmet, buffet, traditional, costumbrist, regional restaurants, etc., which are part of the gastronomic culture of Peru, where you can taste the finest and exquisite dishes.
Do you dare to visit Peru, the World's Leading Culinary Destination?
On your trip to Peru, Delfines Hotel, located in the city of Lima, will receive you with the best comfort and luxury service, in the best restaurants and bars of the capital: Delphos Bistro, Bar Oceanus Lounge, Sanis Bar, Oceanus Wine & Bar Restaurant and more.
Delfines Hotel & Convention Center is located in a strategic place of the city, near the airport, Miraflores, the best tourist attractions, the financial center and the most exclusive and safe area of the Peruvian capital - San Isidro.
If you travel to places like Cusco, Huancayo, Iquitos, Arequipa, etc., you will be able to enjoy wonderful dishes like Pachamanca (Underground Earthen Pot), Rocoto Relleno (Stuffed Hot Peppers), Juane (Rice and Chicken Wrapped in Banana Leaves), Anticucho (Beef Heart Skewers), Papa a la Huancaína (Huancayo-Style Potatoes), Lomo Saltado (Sautéed Beef Tenderloin) and more.