If three makes a trend, then Peruvian cuisine is definitely becoming trendy. I’ve seen three articles on Peruvian food in the major media lately, including this piece from Reuters: Peru Lures Culinary Tourists.
You didn’t used to hear much about Peruvian food unless it was something about the nasty things they eat there, including the cuy guinea pigs. Most people who visit are pleasantly surprised at meal time, however, with more complexity and variety than expected. Who thought alpaca could be so tasty?
It used to be pretty tough to find a Peruvian restaurant outside Peru too, but that’s changing. More are popping up around the U.S. and one of Miami’s highest-rated restaurants in Zagat is Francesco, in Coral Gables.