Many kinds of corn grow in Peru, including the giant Andean corn that is used in our Chocolo con Queso, or corn on the cob with fresh cheese, served as a special at our restaurante peruano. There is also purple corn, which is used to make our Maiz Morado, a fruit and cinnamon flavored drink. But if you love crunchy, salty snacks, try maiz cancha, or Peruvian toasting corn. Similar to corn nuts, maiz cancha is a delightfully addictive appetizer or treat. It’s often served with ceviche. Just pop the corn in some vegetable oil in a covered pot, and season with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature. You won’t find authentic maiz cancha in every grocery store, but it is available online. Buy maiz cancha by following the link.
February 6, 2012
June 14, 2011
In the summertime, light dishes like ceviche are perfect. If you love the food at our CT Restaurante Peruano and would like to try a Peruvian recipe at home, consider a quick, easy side dish like Ensalada de Choclo, or Peruvian Corn Salad. Choclo is Peruvian corn, with large, flavorful kernels. Mix three cups of choclo, one diced red pepper, one diced red onion, eight ounces of queso fresco, three tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of one lime, two tablespoons of minced cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. This tasty Peruvian side dish goes well with fish or meat. The lime juice and onions give it an authentic Peruvian taste, which you will like if you are a fan of the flavor of dishes like ceviche. If you’re unfamiliar with queso fresco, any unaged white cheese, sometimes called farmer’s cheese, will work in this dish. Peruvian choclo is available from brands like Mama Tina’s.
May 31, 2011
One of our goals at Fiesta Limena CT Restaurante Peruano is to educate our customers about Peruvian food. We’ve mentioned that some Peruvian dishes have roots that stretch back to ancient times. Carapulca was one of the first native dishes that the Spanish enjoyed and adapted with their cooking style, and this tender pork and potato stew is still a favorite among Peruvians. Along with ingredients you would expect to find in a Peruvian recipe, like Aji Panca Paste, onions and cumin, there are also some surprisingly ones. Unsweetened chocolate, peanuts, and even ground butter cookies are added to some carapulcra recipes to add to the texture and intricate flavor. The mixture of savory and sweet is what makes carapulcra such a distinct dish. You’ll also need a bag of dried potato pieces to make an authentic carapulcra. These are available from Peruvian food specialty brands like Mama Tina’s.
March 23, 2011
We recently read a review of our sister restaurant, Fiesta Cove, on Zagat.com that said, “Truly the best Peruvian you will have anywhere in Fairfield County. The food is always fresh, the Lomo Saltado is Great..as is the Pescado en salsa de Camarones. The Fried Calamari is EXCELLENT! Place is always full with people…(which should mean something).” We love to hear that our customers enjoy our authentic Peruvian food, including the calamari, seafood and meat dishes. Our fried calamari, or Calamares Fritos as we call it, is lightly battered and fried to give it a light texture. Try is as an appetizer on your next trip to our CT Restaurante Peruano. And if you’re a big fan of fried fish, skip the appetizer and go straight to the Jalea, a large plate of assorted seafood. It’s big enough for two or three to share. We’ll be highlighting different menu items in the next few weeks on this blog, so check back for more information about the appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts we offer at Fiesta Limena Peruvian Restaurant.
February 9, 2010
We celebrated Pisco Day at Fiesta Limea CT restaurante Peruano on Saturday. Along with giving out free Pisco samples, we introduced three new Pisco mixed drinks that will now be available seven days a week. If you have not tried Pisco yet, start with a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru. Pisco is different from other brandies because it is distilled from grapes instead of wine, giving it a rich flavor. And of course the best Pisco comes from Peru! One brand, Tabernero, has been distilling wine and Pisco in the Chinca Valley for generations. We are proud to serve Tabernero wine and Pisco at Fiesta Limena.
February 5, 2010
At Fiesta Limena CT Restaurante Peruano, we are proud of Peru and all of its contributions to the world. One point of pride is Peruvian Pisco, which is distilled in wineries that have been in operation for generations. We take pride in offering Pisco at our restaurant, and we will soon have more of a selection of both Pisco and Pisco drinks. Look for three new Pisco drinks on the menu starting tomorrow. We are excited to share these new options with our dedicated customers, and to introduce them to those who have never tried Pisco!
November 23, 2009
Fiesta Limena is the perfect place to have a celebration for a birthday, anniversary, or any other special event in your life. Invite friends and family to enjoy some authentic homestyle Peruvian food, and you are sure to have a memorable meal. Call ahead to let the hostess know, and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your party. At our CT restaurante Peruano, everyday is a fiesta!
November 10, 2009
Many customers return again and again for the Lomo Saltado at our CT restaurant Peruano. Many say the first time they tried it, they were hooked on the combination of tender, juicy steak and the lightly cooked onions and tomatoes. Some say the best part is the way the rice and french fries soak up the juices from the meat and vegetables. Our Lomo Saltado is a delicious entree because it is prepared fresh for each order, by Peruvian chefs who have mastered the art of this traditional stir-fry. This photo shows one of our chefs cooking this authentic Peruvian dish.
November 5, 2009
One of the most popular choices at our CT restaurante Peruano is the Pollo a la Brasa, known to many simply as Peruvian chicken. It is a very tender rotisserie chicken, roasted fresh to order, with lightly crispy skin and a variety of Peruvian seasonings. It makes a hearty meal, along with rice and salad or rice and fries. Pollo a la Brasa is popular around the world, and the recipe has been perfected by Peruvian chefs over several decades since it was first introduced in Peru.
November 3, 2009
In addition to the Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru, Fiesta Limena also offers tropical Pina Coladas and Strawberry Daiquiris. These drinks are bursting with fruity flavor, and are a great addition to a relaxing dinner at our CT Restaurante Peruano. At the end of a hectic day, relax with a cool drink and a warm plate of Peruvian comfort food like Lomo Saltado. The stress is sure to melt away.