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Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016
In celebration of acclaimed chef Gastón Acurio’s new culinary offerings at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona and award-winning restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, the luxury hotels are launching a gastronomic getaway for guests to experience the diverse and eclectic flavors of Peru.
Guests who book the Taste of Peruvian Flavors package will enjoy two nights in chic Barcelona or vibrant Miami where they will be greeted inside their luxurious guestroom with a sweet surprise of Peruvian chocolate mousse, made with Fortunato chocolate topped with caramelized grains and fruit from the Andes. For lunch, an al fresco Peruvian-style meal will be served at Mimosa Garden in Barcelona or La Mar by Gastón Acurio in Miami. Guests will enjoy an exclusive tasting menu featuring a classic Pisco Sour, Peru’s national cocktail and an array of Ceviches, the most iconic Peruvian dish utilizing the cooking technique of marinating fish in lime juice. The culinary journey will continue with a selection of shared plates including Anticuchos, popular Peruvian grilled skewers, a selection of Causa dishes, chilled whipped potato topped with seafood, and empanadas.
Considered the ‘ambassador of Peruvian cuisine,’ Acurio is one of the world’s most prominent chefs. His flagship restaurant in Lima, Astrid y Gastón, is ranked third in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 and is 14th in the world rankings. In 2005, Acurio set out to make the world fall in love with ceviche, and ten years later he has become a culinary icon.
Based on a two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona or Mandarin Oriental, Miami, the Taste of Peruvian Flavors package includes: