As we continue to serve the most delicious homestyle Peruvian food in CT, we often hear that our customers would like to learn more about the tasty dishes they enjoy at our CT restaurante Peruano. We are happy to educate our friends about Peruvian cuisine. Today we’ll discuss Salsa Criolla, which makes many of our dishes so flavorful. Salsa Criolla is a mixture of onions, and lime juice, and cilantro, and sometimes tomatoes as well. This mixture adds a light and fresh flavor to the fried seafood in our jalea platter, as well as our side salads and ceviche. It can be added to almost any Peruvian dish, such as papa a la huancaina, for an extra flavor boost. Salsa Criolla is a healthy and tasty addition to a homestyle Peruvian meal.
July 17, 2012
June 27, 2012
One of our favorite homestyle Peruvian dishes is aji de gallina. Of course, one of the most important ingredients is aji amarillo, the quintessential Peruvian pepper. We love this pepper, and use it in many of our most popular dishes. Shredded chicken is mixed with aji amarillo paste and other seasonings to create a flavorful topping for potatoes and rice. Some guests order a plate of aji de gallina to split as an appetizer, others order it as a meal. Either way, it is a great example of a simple yet satisfying dish from Peru. We offer it everyday at Fiesta Limena, and we love cooking up this Peruvian food in CT for all of our loyal customers!
November 23, 2011
If you love to travel, you probably know the name Frommer’s. As one of the most successful travel publishers in the world, they have recommended the best hotels and attractions to thousands of travelers for more than 50 years. One of their most recent recommendations, of course, is Peru! Frommer’s named Lima the top foodie destination for 2012. That means that out of hundreds of thousands of cities across Europe, North America and Asia, all known for delicious cuisine, Peruvian food has risen to the very top! Of course, we’re not surprised, but we are proud! And while Lima may be the top foodie destination in the world, we like to think of Fiesta Limena as the foodie destination for Fairfield County! We have been ambassadors of Peruvian Food in CT for over 15 years, and we look forward to the next 15, as more and more Americans discover this delicious cuisine.
March 7, 2011
A Peruvian chef, Ricardo Zarate, has been named one of the top 10 chefs in the US by Food and Wine magazine. Zarate owns a restaurant in San Francisco, but specializes in serving up food from his native Peru. He said, “I am thankful to the people that voted for me, and in doing so, for Peruvian cuisine. Your support was important to reach this goal, which is also an achievement for Peru.” With an impressive array of dishes and exotic flavors, we’re sure Peruvian cuisine will continue to make headlines across the US. If you haven’t tried it for yourself, what are you waiting for? Visit Fiesta Limena for the best Peruvian food in CT.
February 23, 2011
This month Food and Wine Magazine named Lima one of “3 Food Cities to Watch,” along with Copenhagen and Los Angeles. The cities were chosen for a variety of characteristics that make their food interesting and exciting. Lima chefs are being praised for going above and beyond to utilize exotic ingredients in new ways. Three top restaurants are featured, putting Lima on the map as a great destination for foodies. For years, Food and Wine editors have given Peruvian food glowing reviews. They’ve even called it “the best kept food secret.” Have you discovered the secret? Share it with a friend, and head to Fiesta Limena for Peruvian Food in CT!
November 8, 2010
At Fiesta Limena we have some secret recipes for our traditional Peruvian dishes, but we also offer new dishes and flavors. Our new menu features a wider selection of Peruvian dishes available each day, and our specials are always changing. We’re always cooking Peruvian Food in CT, and spreading the word about this great cuisine throughout the Fairfield County area. As ambassadors of Peruvian food in CT since 1995, we are proud to be in our 15th year of business. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for daily special updates.
October 26, 2010
The Jonas Brothers have become celebrities with the ‘tween generation around the world, and they have lots of fans in Peru. On a recent trip to Lima, they said the support from their fans there was overwhelming, and they look forward to returning to Peru. Joe Jonas also said that the food was “incredible,” and one of the highlights of their visit. Peruvian cuisine is now listed as one of the top reasons foreign travelers visit Peru. If you can’t hop on a plane right now, visit Fiesta Limena for the next best thing. Authentic Peruvian food in CT!
October 14, 2010
Take a look at the trailer for Cooking up Dreams, premiering at the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu next Thursday and Friday. This documentary on Peruvian food is causing a stir around the world, and sparking international interest in Peruvian cuisine. And don’t forget, when you’re looking for Peruvian Food in CT, stop by Fiesta Limena to experience the exotic flavors the whole world is talking about!
July 19, 2010
Yesterday, Peruvians celebrated the first official Pollo a la Brasa Day in Lima. This holiday will be added to the list with Pisco Day in February, and Ceviche Day in June. As Peruvian food becomes more and more popular, Peruvians are finding new ways to celebrate their remarkable cuisine. Restaurants across Lima offered specials on their signature Pollo a la Brasa, or Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Authentic Pollo a la Brasa is cooked with a variety of Peruvian spices, making it an especially delicious version of rotisserie chicken. If you haven’t tried Fiesta Limena’s Pollo a la Brasa yet, visit us today!
October 15, 2009
Even if you’ve never tried Peruvian food, it is safe to say that is has something to offer for everyone. The diversity of Peru’s cuisine is a result of its varied climate, culture, and history. You will find different parts of the country offer varied native ingredients and cooking styles, from the mariscos, or seafood of the coast, to the potato and meat dishes from other areas, Fiesta Limena’s dishes represent a variety of homestyle Peruvian food. With a cuisine that was named the most diverse in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, you’ve simply got to try our Norwalk CT restaurant - you’ll be glad you did!