Rafael in Lima, Peru

18 Aug

One of my favorite meals of our trip was at Rafael in Lima, Peru. The restaurant made me feel like I could have been in NYC. My brother and I shared a bunch of dishes while we were there. We started with the roasted vegetable stew with asparagus cream and basil pistou. This was perfect for the day as it had been overcast and rainy. Our second appetizer was the roasted beetroot carpaccio with goat cheese, almonds and organic sprouts.

This dish was nice and light. I just think that goat cheese makes any dish that much better. Our third appetizer was the Tuna Tataki.

This was prepared with Buffalo Mozzarella and Sicilian Pesto. When this first came out, each tuna was on a piece of bread, but our waiter quickly remedied that by making us a new one. It was then time for our main dishes. The first was the Grilled Angus Flank Steak with braised juices, parsley pesto, accordion potatoes and a smoky salad.

The meat was very tender and flavorful. The other entree we ordered was the Char-Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna.

This was served with roasted shrimps, Pistou emulsion, salad provence and potatoes. Everything was really wonderful here, including the Pisco Sour I had to go with the meal!

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