Delicious Peruvian food DOES exist in the Sacramento area... it can be found in upscale East Roseville, California. My wife and I dined here recently at the urging of some friends who often visit Peru, and thus have the opportunity to sample a variety of the authentic regional foods of the country - and we are thrilled that we did! One is first struck by the contemporary feel and ambience, complete with ancient peruvian-style wall paintings and framed handmade textiles upon the walls, as you enter the establishment. The freshly prepared ceviches noted on the various tables looked delectable and appeared to be thoroughly enjoyed by other patrons; we however started off sharing a very tasty Anticuchos Tres Especies, consisting of grilled fish, chicken and filet mignon drizzled in a slightly sweet & spicy sauce with onions, sweet peppers and corn... washed down with a refreshing iced tea and a crisp peruvian Cusquena beer served in a frosted glass. Had we settled for a lighter meal, this would have fit the bill - instead we could not wait for the next course to arrive at our table. My wife loved her Aji de Gallina, a dish comprised of tender chicken breast, steamed rice and potatoes, covered in a delicate homemade Aji Amarillo sauce and a dusting of parmesan cheese. I in turn devoured my meal consisting of generous portions of chicken, beef and pork accompanied by sweet baby corn, assorted small potatoes and petite Peruvian corn cakes, accentuated with a savory homemade Andean sauce. The meal was delicious; the service friendly and efficient; our overall dining experience was excellent - we will definitely return in the future with both family and friends!
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