Atemporal offers gourmet travellers an escapade to Lima on a plate
Atemporal, the nine-room luxury hotelito in the chic Miraflores district of Lima have announced their first bespoke itinerary offering gourmet experiences of the city curated by a dedicated ‘gastronomy concierge’. Lima boasts 9 restaurants in San Pellegrino’s rankings of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants including Central and Maido holding the Top 2 placings! No other city has managed to beat this tally.
The city’s dynamic culinary scene is thriving due to Peru’s stunningly diverse natural pantry, with ingredients from the Amazon, Andes and prolific Pacific fisheries, and a host of influences from indigenous to Italian, Chinese and Japanese to Spanish and African has almost literally, created a melting pot of one of the world’s most original and varied national cuisines.
A culinary journey with Atemporal is the perfect a way to explore Lima. Guests can pick and choose from experiences expertly curated by their gourmet concierge who has the city’s top chefs and restaurateurs on speed-dial to assist with getting that all-important reservation. The new itinerary even includes a chauffeured vehicle for nearby transfers dependent on availability. There are options for Peruvian cookery classes and sampling sessions of some of Peru’s delicious coffees or brands of Pisco, the delightfully-smooth grappa produced in southern Peru which is something of a national symbol.
The highlight for most will be experiencing the diverse and unique array of Peruvian flavours in some of Lima’s top restaurants whether it be Central (which is about to move to a new locale in the Bohemian seaside district of Barranco), and Peruvian-Japanese specialist Maido, or the restaurant that launched Peru’s culinary boom, Astrid y Gastón.
Local Peruvian cuisine is always a big draw, particularly seafood, featuring ceviche, the marinated seafood salad often cited as Peru’s national dish. But separating ‘criollo’ food from the various strains of fusion with cuisines from other parts of the world is also impossible. With a blazing summer about to start in Lima and our winter in full swing, what better time could there be than to stay in a luxury townhouse trying ceviche? The Atemporal 4 days/3 night culinary escape can be customised and looks set to be the quintessential way to join the food vibe in Lima. Prices start at £405 per person based on 3 nights for 2 people sharing.