However, you cannot visit La Costanera restaurant without trying maybe even a few of their delicious, decadent desserts. They are all worth trying, like their Chocolate Lava cake and their amazing vanilla bean panna cotta with passion fruit reduction, but one in particular is a true expression of the heart and soul of this restaurant, their Flan de Quinoa.
Quinoa fits into both halves La Costanera’s spirit. It is both an ancient grain that originated in the Andes Mountains of Peru, but it has also been repopularized in many ways in modern cuisine. The way they put it together with the creaminess of the flan, and then smother it in sweet and tart macerated apples is fantastic. The flan itself is a South American tradition as well, prepared to perfection in the La Costanera kitchen.
Their sample of Peruvian Desserts goes beyond the magical flan. The Suspiro a la Limena is an extremely refreshing classic, with Pisco foam cream and cinnamon. Their Chocolate Carlitos cake is also very delicious, especially when served with one of their fine coffees or a well-aged port.
With a good bottle of wine, their desserts might be all you need, especially if its a romantic dinner for two.