Lima Love: An Indulgent Celebratory Meal at Astrid y Gaston

The Postcard Travelers recently celebrated a milestone birthday with Dan’s fortieth trip around the sun. We decided to celebrate in the big way that the day called for by dressing up in our finest and indulging ourselves with the 14-course tasting menu at Astrid y Gaston, Lima’s original haute-cuisine locale.

I snagged a picture of the menu as best I could to describe what each dish is, but forgive the confusion any translation may lend! All you need to know is that every bite was absolutely amazing!

THE INDECENT BED, THE FORBIDDEN LOVE

fisherman empanada, stuffed blue potato with lamb, sea urchin toast

FROM THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE PACIFIC

bay scallop and apple

FROM THE CITY THAT CARRIES CEVICHE ON ITS HEART

ceviche of all bloods

FROM THIS LIMA THAT FALLS IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE

tiradito Lima – Sichuan

BREAD BASKET

highlights included cacao bread, corn muffin, squash rolls, focaccia, purple corn & golden berry bread, and smoked tomato butter

FROM OUR CANTONESE HERITAGE, THE CHIFA

Peking guinea pig

FROM OUR OKINAWAN HERITAGE, THE NIKKEI CUISINE

Sancochao dumpling and pepian

 

sea bass and seaweed with lima beans

FROM THIS LIMA WITH NO WALLS THAT WELCOMES ALL WITH AFFECTION

rabbit in Lima curry, jasmine quinoa

 

cow tongue and criolla

FROM THAT LIMA CUISINE OF ALL BLOODS, ALL CORNERS, ALL FLAVORS

roast short rib stew and his faithful companion,Β chaufa rice

CHICHERITO

chicha de jora sorbet, coca, quinoa, and tamrillo

 

corn custard with corn flakes

EL CAJACHO

cajamarca chocolate mousse, nougat, cacao nibs, yuzu, and lemon

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