Lima is a prime gourmet destination and when it comes to restaurants, one is spoilt for choice.
For two years in a row, Lima has won the title of Best Culinary Destination Of The World.
There a special culinary tours for tourists including Organic Peruvian Coffee tasting, visits to local markets, tasting of exotic fruits and local products, ceviche and Pisco Sour classes....you name it.
Lately, we enjoy going out for Sunday brunch and as our son, who lives presently in Austria, was visiting, we were looking for a place to celebrate.
As he adores sleeping until late on weekends, we decided that brunch would be the right option.
Our choice was the Social Restaurant at The Hilton Miraflores Hotel.
The restaurant opens onto a terrace at street level, creating a nice alfresco ambiance.
*Picture courtesy of HH.
Brunch here is an all you can eat concept but if you are looking for some fruit and granola in the list, you are in the wrong place.
This restaurant is generally appreciated for it's amazing Peruvian American Fusion cuisine and freshly prepared seafood.
We started with classic Mimosa and of course Pisco Sour (sadly not included)
choice of plated Mini main courses
The selection of dishes is amazing and ranges from charcuterie and cheese selection to freshly prepared Ceviche in all its variations, Peruvian Fusion cuisine and a fantastic selection of small desserts.
As about five percent of Peruvians are of Asian background, there is of course as well the Asian version of Ceviche called Tiradito with no onions included and the fish cut in very thin slices.
I find it a clever idea that everything is served in small portions at the table, so you can try many different dishes and have not to line up for buffet.
Traditional Peruvian mashed potatoes topped with squid slices in black olive sauce and the second one crab meat topped with avocado sauce.
Crabmeat topped with yellow chili cream
Fresher impossible-Ceviche prepared instantly before your very eyes. You choose the ingredients.
In this case prawns, red onion, fresh cilantro and yellow chili cream.
Add your choice of fresh seafood and fish.
And the final results:
Fish only Ceviche with boiled and roasted corn kernels (Can you believe the size of the corn kernel?)
Another variation with prawns, mango, avocados and sweet potatoes.
Delightful sushi, topped with salmon, at the background Peru's favorite soft drink - Inca Cola
Grilled octopus in balsamic reduction
A selection of mini desserts
Impossible to resist - just watch my sons hands
Cheesecake with Andean caramelised fruits
All in all a wonderful culinary experience with very good service.
The only suggestion would be to improve the decoration of the terrace, the plants on display look a bit depressing in a country where you have an abundance of tropical vegetation.
Hope you enjoyed the visit, thanks for acompanying me
* This is proudly a non-sponsored review.
Address: Hilton Lima Miraflores, Av La Paz 1099, Miraflores Lima 18, Peru
Sunday Brunch from 12m to 16pm.
S75./ (Peruvian Soles) per person