Tastes of Peru in San Francisco, Ca

If you are looking for a dining experience with fresh seafood, savory meats, a well-blended medley of spices and vegetables and a foray into the foods and culture of another country, Peruvian cuisine is the answer. The foods reflect the … Continue reading

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Peruvian Food to Heal a Broken Heart

If you are not yet familiar with the work of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, you probably should be a prolific writer, Vargas first gained international attention the 1960s with his books The Time of the Hero, The Green House, and Conversation in the … Continue reading

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Aromatic anticuchos

If the only Peruvian foods you are familiar with are pisco sour cocktails and quinoa, you’re missing out on a lot of fabulous flavors. Peru’s cuisine has only recently become popularized in California although the people of Peru have been cooking up delectable … Continue reading

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Fusion of Peruvian Ingredients with Asian Techniques

Peru is rapidly earning a reputation as the go-to place for fine dining and creative cooking inspirations. The eclectic approach to cuisine came about partly because of the various ethnic groups who reside in Peru. Chinese Peruvians make up about … Continue reading

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Pisco Sour Cocktail

What is so exceptional about the pisco sour, the distinctly tangy South American cocktail, that people in neighboring countries battle for the distinction of designating it their national beverage? Peru has named the pisco sour its national cocktail and declared … Continue reading

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Peruvian Flavors By The Golden Gate

Contemporary Peruvian flavors use tubers, quinoa, chili peppers, fresh seafood, slow-cooked meats and spices in unique combinations for rich stews, lightly cooked cebiches or ceviches and classic paella dishes. Slow-cooked stews and braised dishes, often prepared in Earth ovens, marry … Continue reading

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Enjoy "Taste of Peru" at La Costanera Restaurant

Imagine it’s a typical weekend night in the Bay Area. You and your favorite dining partner are mulling over dinner ideas. Are you in the mood for home cooking or fine dining? Order in or put on a jacket and … Continue reading

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Mistura Food Festival

Each September, foodies from around the world focus their attention on Lima, Peru. That’s the month the City of Kings hosts the Mistura Food Festival, the largest gathering of food enthusiasts and culinary professionals in all of Latin America and … Continue reading

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Mother's day

Join us for a very special Mother’s Day Dining Experience Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 noon until 9:00pm Chef Carlos Altamirano will be featuring an ala carte menu with house favorites and special dishes available for this day only! Specialty … Continue reading

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La Costanera Restaurant

From the mountainous coastal region of Southern Peru where he was born, Chef Carlos Altamirano incorporates his natural understanding of authentic Peruvian ingredients with his passion for cooking to create for you a truly unique Latin American experience, unlike any … Continue reading

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