Leche' de Tigre
Adventures in Peru
Although we were both adamant about not eating guinea pig, we get caught up in the moment and find ourselves ordering the national dish for our first meal. Hey, when in Peru! But before the guinea pig can come, Christian, our waiter, tells us we must try the ceviche. Oh. My. Gosh. Maybe the best thing we've ever eaten. The fish is so fresh that I think it was caught about 10 minutes before serving. And the liquid that it's served in--leche de tigre--is to die for. I wonder if anyone will notice if I pick up the bowl and just drink it? The guinea pig is good and we're glad we've tried it (thankfully it's served headless), but nothing can compete with that ceviche.
We spend the afternoon walking through parks, past interesting architecture, and make our way to the coast. Pretty much the perfect intro to Peru capped off with the first of many pisco sours, the yummy cocktail made from pisco, a traditional local brandy, and citrus topped off with a frothy mix of egg whites.