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Craving for a Peruvian-Style Breakfast in VA this Weekend?

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Tacu Tacu with SteakOne of my favorite spots when in the mood for a typical homemade Peruvian style breakfast is in Costa Verde Restaurant where they serve Cafe con Leche (coffee and milk), Chicharron (pork) with Sweet Potatoes, Tacu Tacu (beans) with Steak, and even Papaya juice, among other typical plates, every weekend — Saturdays from 10 am – 12 noon, and Sunday from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Costa Verde Restaurant is located at 946 N Jackson St, Arlington, VA 22201. And there is free parking (although really few spots) at the restaurant’s entrance lot.

You can also get there via Metro — the orange line will take you to Clarendon, and the restaurant is 2 blocks away headed west towards Ballston.

YUM. Who’s in??!!??

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Student Opens a Homestyle Peruvian Restaurant at MSU Named the “New Thing” in Town

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Mississippi State University’s local student newspaper The Reflector reported they finally got a Peruvian restaurant in their neighborhood and it’s considered the “new thing” in Starkville, Mississippi. With a peculiar name, “Gordo’s” (which means “Fatty’s” in Spanish but it is often used as an endearment term in Peru) just opened its door primarily to students who will be able to enjoy the typical Peruvian dishes including the Ceviche.

With a homestyle type of food, the founder is Eduardo Reyes, a young MSU graduate student pursuing a masters in accounting and has been a member of the Starkville community for two and a half years.

It doesn’t need to be a huge empire as Gaston Acurio’s as I mentioned in my earlier post, but it is great to see how young Peruvians (and their families) are getting on board of this new Peruvian cuisine boom even in a small town as Starkville. Congrats!

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Miami: First Peruvian School for Chefs in Latin America, Opening of Restaurant in Doral

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A sign of the popularity that Peruvian cuisine is gaining in the U.S. (and ask Boston-based chef and celebrity restauranteur Todd English predicting Peruvian food is the “next big thing”), the first Peruvian school for chefs in Latin America named “Don Ignacio” has been inaugurated in Miami, Florida, as Peruanos en USA magazine reports in its latest issue.

Founder is Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, a renowned Peruvian investor in successful franchises in Peru, who has also just opened a restaurant under the same name where 80% of the ingredients are imported directly from Peru. Among its specialty dishes is the Quinoa Risotto, and native Peruvian dishes like the Lomo Saltado, Ceviche, and Arroz con Pollo.

I will definitely plan a stop on my next trip to Miami. But for those lucky enough to live in that city, “Don Ignacio” restaurant is located in 10395 North West 41st Street Suite 125. Doral, FL 33178. If you go, let me know how it goes. Bon appetit!!!

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 5:59 am