With a burgeoning dining scene, the growth of culinary schools and innovative young chefs, it's inevitable Lima would wind its way into the forefront of favorite foodie travel destinations. Peruvian cuisine benefits from the influences of cultures as varied as the ancient Incas, Spanish colonizers, and more recently, Asian and African immigrants.
Favored food and drink include the ubiquitous ceviche and pisco sours, and Lima restaurants such as Chez Wong have helped the traditional cuisine reach new heights. In fact, the restaurant recently garnered the attention of publications like Restaurant magazine, which named it one of the world's "50 Best Restaurants," and the British newspaper The Observer, which ranked its ceviche as one of the world's "50 Best Dishes."
Visitors can also experience Lima's tastes and traditions on a culinary tour, such as the ones hosted by Capital Culinaria Lima Gourmet Tours, which offers a variety of options that include tastings and cooking instruction.
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