Lima Bistro for Ladies and Gents who lunch.
Lima Bistro is now open for lunch! Chef Teddy Bouroncle invited me over so I can share what's new with you.
Lima Bistro, already a favorite place for tourists and locals, recently opened for lunch and I am sure it's gonna be a massive success. Think about a work lunch, a celebration, ceviche craving or the nicest view of Oranjestad: All possible.
It is not just sandwiches, salads or wraps, Chef Teddy made sure to craft an interesting menu that would meet the expectations of all sorts of crowds. New and exciting items and the good ol' best sellers are there. Best part: Menu prices are reduced! Save a buck, go lunch at Lima Bistro.
Let's Get Into It!
I will recommend you to start with a Pisco Sour! If you haven't tried one let me describe it: Foamy cold lemonade with a boozy kick. If you're into ice cold lemonade, you'll love this cocktail.
It's difficult to choose from the appetizers menu. New items listed and the best sellers from the dinner menu are part of it.
If it's your first visit to Lima Bistro, you can't miss the Ceviche and the Scallops. Make sure you express your preferences about heat in your food for the Ceviche, it has a slight heat in it.
First: Grilled Shrimp. Honoring the Peruvian influence these shrimp come on top of a creamy
Causa Limeña (creamy potato and ají purée). Golf sauce and potions along herbs, fresh cherry tomatoes and grilled avocado. Great combination. $14
Mussels: If you wanna think about food by the beach, this is your winning horse. Fresh mussels with a pico de gallo and corn situation on top. Served on an ice bed and only 8 dollars! Go for it!
Scallops: Carrot strings with chives on top. Scallop treasure below with rich Soyu butter. I believe it is one of the most liked dishes on the menu. Order it and find out why.
Crispy Chicken: for all you chicken lovers out there, this crispy chicken breast lays on top ginger and vegetable wild rice and red curry sauce. On top, charred cucumber, red chile slices and herbs. You would think a fried piece of chicken and rice would be heavy but this one felt fresh and bright. It was fantastic.
Local fish: Chef Teddy would do it all to source fresh fish everyday. This time the option was Brazil, a local catch. Served with Farro for some nuttiness, beets and grilled green onions. What's not to like?
Truffle Yuccas and salsa Huancaína: I am a fan of the popular Papas a la Huancaína side dish from Perú and finally seeing a spin on the menu was a triumph. This salsa made with ají amarillo is a classic!
A cocktail for lunch should be welcomed more often. This one is called Week Creation (A.K.A Sir Davide). Sir Edmond Vanilla Gin, Campari, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice and home-made Vanilla Bean Syrup. Cheers!
Dessert at Lima Bistro is not your typical cheesecake from the supermarket (we all know restaurants serving those). These are things you won't find anywhere else and believe me when I say you should leave space to indulge in one.
Grilled Pineapple: Caramelized Pineapple a la parrilla slices with tomatoes (what?!), Arugula (what?!) and Vanilla bean ice cream. Dare to try it!
Strawberries and bacon: Now, let me tell you something... this is UNHOLY. Whipped cream, baked merengue, Vanilla ice cream, and caramelized chopped bacon. I couldn't imagine it and I am sure neither can you but when that massive jar arrived to the table... and after having a spoonful of all things together WOWZA! I beg you to try it. Not for the faint of heart OR ANYTHING ELSE AT ALL. Truly a mindfuck.
Only available on the lunch menu.
Oh well, oh well. Not surprised at all to have come to Lima Bistro for lunch and left in bliss. Lots of people already love the dinner service and for sure lots will join the lunch brigade. Prices lowered, Oranjestad harbor view, great and inventive food. Now it's yours to try.
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