My 1st edition Frommer’s Honduras has been released, conveniently about the same time as the former tourism minister of the country says not to travel there. FYI: Most of Honduras is still relatively safe to travel in, particularly the Bay Islands. Great deals are being had for divers now if you… Read More →
Zazu is the most renowned of the restaurants with Peruvian chefs to have opened in Quito, Ecuador in the past three years. Since opening in 2007, the restaurant has already been named one of Quito’s three best restaurants by LAN airlines and was awarded a Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. In 2009 Zazu won a coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its impressive wine cellar, which is shaped in a planetarium like cylinder that might be the best looking, at from the inside, cellar I’ve seen anywhere.
For some reason everyone is afraid to grill octopus. Yet, it’s not overly difficult. There is a fine line between cooking and overcooking, but with the tiniest bit of care your pulpo won’t become a rubbery mess. It’s an ideal addition to a seafood barbecue and can be skewered alongside shrimp and tuna. The addition of the Nikkei marinade included below, though not essential, adds a unique, slightly sweet Peruvian accent to the octopus.
There are two real restaurant hotspots for cebiche (or ceviche) in Lima: in the coastal suburb of Chorrillos south of Barranco and along Avenida La Mar in Miraflores. Avenida La Mar is the more upscale of the two and the only one where big name chefs operate restaurants.
Few realize just how abundant Nikkei cuisine is in Lima. In Peru, the ancestral cooking style fuses traditional Japanese with Peruvian to make some of the most interesting takes on one of the world’s great culinary brands. The international media in their new love of Peruvian cuisine consistently overlooks Nikkei chefs, however, many of the top fine dining restaurants in Lima are in fact Nikkei. Examples: Osaka, Hanzo, and Costanera 700.
El Salvador based Taca Airlines and Colombian based Avianca Airlines have announced a merger. The two airlines will oprate independently for now, though Avianca shareholders will maintain a two-thirds control. Roberto Kriete, TACA chairman and CEO, who will serve as chairman of the new company. Aviation Week reports that “Combined… Read More →
After courts ruled last year that luxury hotel and tour operator Orient Express’s Peru Rail had a monopoly on the rail line that connects the Andean city of Cuzco to Aguas Caliente/Machu Picchu Pueblo, a new operator has entered the picture and caused prices to drop by more than a third. Andean… Read More →