Astrid y Gaston Even from my short and wellness-impaired visit to Lima, it was easy to see why it holds such a strong reputation as a culinary hotspot. Much of the credit for that goes to chef Gaston Acurio and his pastry chef wife Astrid Gutsche who together opened the original Astrid y Gaston back …

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El Pan de la Chola Lima! After a late night arrival into my absolutely excellent apartment – quite the best flat I’ve stayed in on the trip so far – I was in need of an early day feed so took a gentle morning stroll through my new neighbourhood towards El Pan de la Chola. …

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IK

IK I arrived in Lima feeling a bit under the weather but was determined to get out for at least one decent feed each day. While I’d been on the waiting list for lunch at much-celebrated Central I correctly suspected that that wouldn’t come to fruition so booked a table at a restaurant very near …

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Coffee & Drinks in Buenos Aires Although Santiago was close to being my favourite city stop so far, it didn’t seem to have much in the way of speciality coffee, at least not in the neighbourhoods of its sprawling metropolis that I visited. It was therefore a blessing to discover that Buenos Aires seemed to …

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Roux It turned out that I had time for a leisurely lunch ahead of my flight to Lima, so with Buenos Aires bidding me farewell with a beautiful spring day I took a relaxed stroll towards the same neighbourhood where I’d dined at Oviedo the night before. It had looked smart and full of likely …

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