If you have never tried Peruvian food, you may be curious as to what it is like. Often, the only South American food many people have tried is Mexican, so they wonder whether Peruvian might be similar. The answer is that Peruvian food has been influenced by other cultures, but is ultimately its own specific cuisine. It is not similar to Mexican food – many popular Peruvian dishes are actually influenced by Chinese and Japanese food, and others have European influences. This is due to Peru’s interesting history, which involved many immigrants who contributed to the local cuisine. One must experience this diverse cuisine to understand how it evolved over time, and to see what authentic Peruvian food truly is. At Fiesta Limena, our Norwalk CT restaurant, we serve authentic homestyle Peruvian food to people who have been eating it their whole lives, and those who are trying it for the first time. With many regular customers, we are proud to serve this special cuisine and to share it with those who are just learning about it.
January 27, 2010
January 26, 2010
It may seem surprising that Fiesta Limena, a Peruvian restaurant in Fairfield County, offers one of the most diverse seafood menus in the area. With a large selection of shrimp, fish and mixed seafood entrees, our menu is perfect for those who love creative seafood dishes. Peruvian chefs have learned to use seafood in many ways, since Peru’s waters are home to one of the largest arrays of sea creatures on the planet. From fresh mussels to fish in shrimp sauce, you will love the wonderful seafood options on our menu. Fiesta Limena is one CT seafood restaurant you do not want to miss!
January 25, 2010
There are many Fairfield County restaurants to choose from, but when you consider those restaurants that serve South American food, the number is much smaller. Although Peruvian food is not as well known to most people as Mexican food or other ethnic cuisines, it is worth seeking out if you are in the mood for a change of pace. Once you try cuisine from Peru, you’ll want to make it a regular part of your dining routine.
January 14, 2010
For vegetarians, the average Peruvian restaurant menu may be intimidating at first. After all, there are a variety of steak, poultry, and fish dishes. However, there are some Peruvian specialties that do not contain meat or fish. Papa a la Huancaina, our most popular appetizer, is a great choice. Boiled potatoes and a creamy aji saucce make a great combination. One of our specials that is offered from time to time, the Choclo con Queso, is a plate of large Andean corn topped with a creamy cheese sauce. Tallarines Verdes is available often, and consists of Peruvian style pesto sauce over noodles. Of course, salad, rice and beans are always available at our CT Peruvian restaurant as well.
January 13, 2010
The Los Angeles times has just published an article on the rebirth of Pisco in the US, explaining the history of this liquor, and discussing its recent popularity with Americans. Although some people may think of Pisco as a new drink in America, writer Nicholas Gill explains that it was actually the drink of choice in San Francisco during the Gold Rush in California in the 19th century, when ships would stop in the port of Pisco for supplies. Then Prohibition went into effect, along with a list of other issues that made trade difficult for Peru. Even after the era of Prohibition, Chile took over Pisco exporting, leaving Peru with a very small percentage of the market. However, a recent focus on the excellent Piscos now being produced in Peru has caused a greater demand for in in the US. Top bars in cities like Manhattan and Boston are now serving a variety of cocktails made with Peruvian Pisco, and it’s becoming a trendy drink choice. See what all the fuss is about by trying a Pisco Sour at Fiesta Limena CT Peruvian restaurant.
January 11, 2010
Although many Americans have never tried Peruvian food, those who have tried it know that it is a special treat. It can be difficult to find an authentic restaurante Peruano, which is why Fiesta Limena is so popular among Fairfield County restaurants. Our customers know it is the place to go for reasonable prices, large portions, and the most unique food around.
January 5, 2010
In recent news, the US Agriculture Department has decided to allow Peruvian farmers to export Hass avocados to the Unites States, which means US consumers will have access to more avocados at lower prices, especially in the winter months. Try some delicious avocados grown in the perfect climate in Peru, and you’ll find yet another great Peruvian food. The reported health benefits of avocados include improving and moisturizing skin, either when eaten or applied on the skin, lowering cholesterol, and increasing the movement in joints in people that suffer from arthritis. You can also cook with avocado oil. With so many great uses, Peruvian avocados will be a great addition in US supermarkets.