Eating Out in Peru (part 1)
Every year the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach have a special event that features different restaurants in the area. Some have lunch menus to offer, some dinner menus and some do both. I have seen this event advertised on TV for years but really never did care anything about going out to do this thinking it would be a stampede. I was sure wrong about my impression.
I asked hubby if he would be interested in going. He said sure and headed for the internet to get the list. When presented with the list, I circled the places that I thought I might like to eat. We had eaten at many places on the list already, but I wanted to try something new. Hubby gave me his list and I showed him mine and we did have one in common. So off we went on a Saturday for the lunch menu sampling.
We ended up here... and we loved it. We will be going back in the near future. Hubby and decided when we got the menus that we would each pick something different from the menu so we could taste everything.
Here is what hubby ordered: Papa A La Huancaina:
It is boiled sliced potatoes covered with a Peruvian yellow pepper cream. The dish was simple as you can see but it really tasted good. There is a slice of a hard boiled egg on top of one of the potatoes. Then the black dot in the middle is a black olive. I didn't get a close look at it. By the time I asked what kind of olive that was, I was looking at the pit in hubby's hand. Too late...
Then he ordered Jalea De Pescado:
Deep fried fish served with lime marinated onions and tomatoes and Yucca
Since I got to taste this dish I can say it was pretty good. The fish was fried but not like any kind of fried fish I have ever eaten. It wasn't all greasy. The Yucca was good, according to hubby. I thought it was plantain and I passed. I am not found of food that looks like something that I really like and tastes like something else. Tonight when going over the menu, both of us realized it was Yucca. I am kicking myself for not tasting it.
I can't seem to get blogger to post anymore pictures so I will try and post what I ate in a few days. We had a wonderfully relaxing lunch on a very cold and windy day. Okay stay tuned for part 2