We Ate!

May 24th, 2012 § 3 comments

After 36 hours of abstinence from food—except for a few nibbles of dry toast, crackers, and brothy soup—we rebounded from our food poisoning incident with full enthusiasm.

It might have been a little foolhardy to not pace ourselves with small amounts of bland and boring food…our stomachs are still in trial, but so far I only have a little heartburn.

I thought I’d show you our damage.
**none of my photos are color corrected (they’re shot RAW and I have no computer), so the food won’t look as it should


A typical Peruvian dish: the simple spit-roasted chicken, called Pollo a la Brasa. A quarter chicken plus mountain of papas fritas looks like this:



Antipasto with cured alpaca meat, local cheese, quinoa croquettes, zucchini, and eggplant:


Tacu Tacu, an African dish brought to Peru by Spanish slaves that’s like a fried mash of beans and rice, with a breaded slice of beef (Cheryn’s entree; tasted better than it looks):


Alpaca tenderloin served over a quinoa risotto the restaurant dubbed “quinotto”:


I recommend both restaurants.

Los Toldos ($)

Incanto ($$$)

§ 3 Responses to We Ate!"

  • Calvin Michael West says:

    Who needs color correction? That looks delish! Aside from the fact that meat on a bone turns me in to a squeamish toddler I would totally eat that chicken and frites. Remind me to share with you my experience of eating alapaca from Vanessa’s parents alapaca ranch.

  • mom says:

    What does Alpaca taste like? Is it tender? White or dark meat? The fritas interested me the most!

  • Cheryn says:

    Alpaca is most similar to beef (red meat)…but much healthier! There’s lots less fat. It’s prepared in the same fashion; Benjamin’s was medium rare and very tender.