Supping Away: Lima, Peru: Cala
Cala Restaurant and Lounge
The highly recommended choice for our second night of gourmet dining in Lima was Cala, also located on the water. We had a table on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoyed a spectacular sunset view and another excellent dinner.
I decided to risk the alcohol buzz and continue my research into pisco drinks.
I ordered a pisco sour with passion fruit, lemon and sugar. Sounded delicious and tasted great.
My companion's appetizer selection was a ceviche.
The traditional ceviche consisted of flounder lemon juice, chili, cilantro and onions with glazed sweet potato and corn grains.
I decided to opt for a seafood entree. My companion went for meat.
The other was a fried tenderloin with rice and corn, and quail eggs.
When it came to sharing a dessert I really had to compare the ponderacions.
This was a sweet dessert stuffed with lemon cream, chirimoya foam, ice cream of guanabana and aguaymentos, and caramel sauce.
That led me to further research as I had no idea what either guanabana or aguaymentos could be. Turns out that aguaymentos is a Peruvian ground cherry. Guanabana is a fruit of an evergreen tree common in central and northern south America. The fruit is known by several names - soursop, custard apple and chirimoya.
We left very satisfied, having enjoyed another great meal, a beautiful sunset view and great service.