Tag: Peru

Restaurants in London

Loving the taste of Peru at Coya in Piccadilly

One of a crop of Peruvian restaurants in London, Coya sits in a stylishly grand building set right on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner. The light-filled room with its high ceilings has a real feel of elegance, even decadence, to it. And it feels instantly comfortable – the sort of place where you’d like to settle in for […]

Drinks, Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Down the stairs at Lima Floral

On my last visit to Lima Floral in Covent Garden I was kind of hoping to taste their tapas offering. Tapas (or pequeos as they’re called in Peru) are only served in the  downstairs bar and I had to choose off the a la carte menu that night. I did love it, as you can […]

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Recipe: Brown shrimps on toast, with a twist

There are nights (and plenty of them) when I simply can’t muster up the enthusiasm to cook. Sometimes all I have energy for is rummaging through my fridge and cupboards to see what would make an acceptable light dinner snack. Okay, I am very lucky in that I often have a lot of exciting stuff […]

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A Peruvian feast at Lima Floral in Covent Garden

So tonight I’m back in Covent Garden trying out newly opened Lima Floral. I ate at Lima earlier this year and absolutely loved it, so felt it was compulsory to visit the new member in the family. Chef-patron Virgilio Martinez describes the latest addition as a “natural evolution” and talks about it being “natural, indigenous […]

Restaurants in London

Discovering Peruvian food at Lima, London

It seems like I’ve been hearing a lot about Peru recently. First, amazing Peruvian avocados from giant orchards at the foot of Peruvian mountains. Then a box of exciting Peruvian ingredients was delivered to my door (recipes coming soon). And now a wonderful Peruvian restaurant in London. In one of my favourite parts of London, too, […]

Recipes, Salad recipes, Snack recipes, Starter recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Recipes: Tasty ideas using Haas avocados

I love avos. I was lucky enough to grow up with an enormous tree in the garden that produced such a splendid crop it was impossible to eat them all, even though I come from a large family. Needless to say, we were always popular in avocado season, turning up at friend’s houses with fruity […]