Supping Away: Lima, Peru: La Rosa Nautica
La Rosa Náutica
This was my first chance to experience Peruvian specialties, I usually don't drink alcohol other than wine, sherry or port but I had to try the Peruvian drink, Pisco Sour.
For a starter I had to try their ceviche of scallops, octopus and fish marinated in lime juice and Peruvian chilis served with yucca and corn. Fresh and delicately flavoured. And what do you know - no cilantro - loved it.
To finish my attention was caught by the ponderacion dessert.
It was not a term I was familiar with though I later learned that it was a fried dough or fritter dessert, traditionally served with a custard and fruit.
La Rosa Nautica's ponderacion was called Antigua Ponderación and was described as served with strawberry and chirimoya in an English sauce, which I think is a term for a custard.
Great meal, incredible surroundings. A wonderful kickoff to our South American adventure.