La Casa de la Gastronomia Peruana

La Casa de la Gastronomia Peruana

La Casa de la Gastronomia Peruana
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saltshaker
Buenos Aires, Argentina696 contributions
Couples
It's not going to be a place for everyone, it's a place for those who are fascinated about food and its history. A small museum, tracing the history of Peruvian cuisine from pre-Incan days to the modern, it's well thought out and organized for the small space that it's in. Could they have done more? Sure. But what they've done is done creatively and interestingly. Take advantage of the free tour guides rather than wander on your own, it adds far more detail and depth to the experience.
Written July 19, 2013
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882Traveler
Front Royal, VA278 contributions
Friends
We had half an hour to wait for the changing of the guard at Plaza de Armas, so we went down the street to the old Postal and Telephone building, which is now a museum to Peruvian food. Because of the diversity of climate and cultures in Peru, the food varies between regions. It was a fun visit with great pictures, making the next trip to a restaurant more clear.
Written February 4, 2015
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NJG1
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions
Solo
Set in a beautiful old cololnial home just off the Plaza Major, this is a must for foodies. I thought it was a wonderful museum dedicated to food, with some really innovative displays. There are beautiful, colourful replicas of food types and what it they are used for, as well as videos playing of farming techniques still used today. The maps showing where the foods come from around Peru were really interesting. The whole museum was a reminder that basic foods we take for granted today orginated here. Very cheap entrance fee and definitely worth a visit if you are interested in food.
Written October 21, 2014
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Kamal C
Boston, MA419 contributions
Family
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.
Written June 6, 2016
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AishaF3
Endicott, NY33 contributions
Family
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
Written January 3, 2016
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Pit L
Valparaiso, Chile88 contributions
Couples
Amazing presentation of Peru's amazing food. Not much commentary in English, but I think non-Castillian readers can cope.
Written February 7, 2015
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Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia1,531 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 19, 2017
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JessNMikeH
Newport Beach, CA29 contributions
Couples
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
Written May 25, 2017
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JardaPraha
Prague, Czech Republic107 contributions
Friends
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.
Written July 28, 2016
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ErikvdW
Utrecht, The Netherlands56 contributions
Couples
We were a little late and only had 30 minutes to visit the museum. For 3 soles per person that was ok. The museum looked nice and gave me some ideas what other dishes I still can try in this country. All explanation is in Spanish though.
Written December 26, 2015
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