Peruvian Cuisine is well known as one of the best in the world. The US food critic Eric Asimov has described it as one of the world's most important cuisines and as an exemplar of fusion cuisine, due to its long multicultural history
The four traditional staples of Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes, and other tubers, Amaranthaceaes (quinoa, kañiwa and kiwicha), and legumes (beans and lupins). Staples brought by the Spanish include rice, wheat and meats (beef, pork and chicken). Chef Gaston Acurio has become well-known for raising awareness of local ingredients. The most important ingredient in all Peruvian cuisine is the potato, as Peru has the widest variety of potatoes in the world
Peruvian cuisine has ingredients including influences mainly from the local Andean population, including the Inca, and cuisines brought by immigrants from Europe (Spanish and Italian cuisine), Asia (Chinese cuisine and Japanese cuisine), and African
As you explore higher to the valleys and plains of the Andes, you'll find that food there is mainly based on corn and potatoes, two key energy sources of the Inca Empire (1438–1533). Potatoes were first developed here about 8,000 years ago, and Peru has an amazing number of different varieties of potatoes (some estimate over 4,000 varieties), many of which are still used in cooking today.
Over time there has been a lot of food development in different parts of the country. When talking about Peru, we often think of Machu Picchu. However, Peru offers much more than just iconic sights. Its delicious cuisine is world-famous. It's been the winner of the World's Leading Culinary Destination awarded by the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years, the only country to win the prize since the awards began in 2012. The country's capital, Lima is considered the culinary capital of Latin America. No wonder foodies from the world over flock to this amazing land in search of fabulous culinary experiences. Also, if you are also thinking about a foodie trip to Peru, you are in the right place
Among the lots of sites and tours we do offer; the cuisine is a very important part as we do include a very sophisticated and delicate variety of foods in all our country. Much more, in our treks experiences our care is extreme, and always in charge of a very professional team of chefs and assistants
All our hike routes take us to the jewel, Machu Picchu, one of the world’s wonders and the tourist icon of Perú. Believe me, nothing is comparable to the magnificence, enigmatic, and beauty of this beautiful citadel that remains a mystery to architects around the world.
Something very important is how you arrive at this citadel. This can be done in one day or with the most spectacular and amazing route, where you will know about the ancestral history of the Incas, their ways, their beliefs, their customs, and their magic. The well-known Inca Trail. A 4-day hike with the very best luxury service, gourmet meals, massage sessions, private professional guides, and the most complete camp crew. You will start and hike your day by day waking up with the sounds of birdies, having an energizing breakfast, watching amazing sceneries, and ending each day with an incredibly relaxing hot shower. None will be a similar experience!!
As our adventures are in the mountains, we do have to carry all that we need to have for the whole journey, especially the food, because we prepare the dishes daily. We do not take anything prepared from Cusco
In our same camps, we offer breakfasts, lunches, tea time, and dinners as well as snacks for the route. And, among the diversity of meals, we provide:
- Different juices
- Butter and marmalade
- Eggs prepared according to your taste
- And more
Lunches and dinners are accompanied with:
- Different entrances, all with salads of different styles
- Main dishes with chicken, pork, meat, steaks, rice, potatoes and vegetables
- The deserts are special topic, we have from fruit salads, tiramisu, lemon cream and other fruits, cakes and many others
And of course, if you have a preference for vegetarian or vegan food, without a doubt we always prepare them taking into account your preferences and allergies.
You have just to try us and you will never forget the experience