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La Casa de la Gastronomia Peruana

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La Casa de la Gastronomia Peruana

55 Reviews
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Bruce H wrote a review Sep 2017
Brisbane, Australia1,538 contributions724 helpful votes
La Casa de la Gastronomía Peruana is located in the old Post Office building just a few meters from Lima’s City Square. Only if you have time.
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Date of experience: August 2017
JessNMikeH wrote a review May 2017
Newport Beach, California30 contributions2 helpful votes
We were just walking down the center of Lima and came upon this museum. We were glad we did because it gave us an insight into the food that is traditional there. It explain different types of food and prep and finally how they look. Well for dinner we knew what we were looking for! lol
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Date of experience: April 2017
JardaPraha wrote a review Jul 2016
Prague, Czech Republic107 contributions10 helpful votes
Former post office changed to museum. Explication only in Spanish. If you know Spanish you can enjoy description of various dishes, their way top prepare them and history. Especially with local spanish names of these dishes which are different from standard Spanish from Spain. It gives general information what are the local dishes in different areas of Peru.
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Date of experience: November 2015
Kamal C wrote a review Jun 2016
Boston, Massachusetts419 contributions79 helpful votes
The museum is very close to the Plaza des Armas and is a good starting point to learn about Peruvian cuisine. The entrance ticket costs 3 soles per person . The museum mixes pictures, scenes with life size sculptures and artifacts. You will also find a copy of the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata , a reinterpretation of DaVinci's Last Supper but filled with Andean symbols: guinea pig instead of lamb, papaya etc...The display are set in a logical order, starting with the climate and land particularities, the main crops in each area , the dishes specific to each region, the contributions of "immigrants" to the Peruvian cuisine: Africans, Japanese, Moores and Arabs. the Moorish influence can be seen in the churches architecture as well e.g the Francisian cathedral of Lima. The museum display the most important dishes with a description of the ingredients. You can take pictures and show them at restaurants if you want to try one or more.
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Date of experience: April 2016
AishaF3 wrote a review Jan 2016
Endicott, New York33 contributions3 helpful votes
we bought tickets to this place in hope of seeing it. Lady at the ticket counter took our money treacherously without telling us that all the rooms were closed except two with some temporary exhibits of 1971-93 postage stamps. Very disappointing.. and waste of time and money
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Date of experience: December 2015
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