Address - 31 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1JH, United Kingdom
London restaurant Lima recently became the first Peruvian restaurant to win a Michelin star. The food served here is utterly sensational.
Chef Robert Ortiz's cooking is a perfect blend of taste and and aesthetics. Every dish marrying dramatic color combinations to clear, precise and equally vibrant flavors. Featured dishes on their superb menu includes the Sea Bream Ceviche, featuring a marinade of coriander, lime, chili, ginger and fishy juice. The flavors are crisp and clean tasting.
Just as palatable is the scallop tiradito (Peruvian interpretation of Sushi) with yellow aji pepper, umami salt and cassava powder. We would also be remiss if we did not mention the Braised Octopus with white quinoa. The typically bland flavor Octopus is enhanced by red shiso (sharp oriental herb often served with sashimi) and a purée of Botija olive, which justified its reputation as the most flavorful olive on earth.
Lima Restaurant is a seafood lover's dream, but Chef Ortiz also execute the traditional dishes with aplomb. Main dishes that stood out include: suckling and sweet pig “andes” matched with lashings of crackling, giant corn, cress, piquillo pepper and green rocoto chili. Then there was the halibut - a delectably buttery fillet accompanied by another vividly colorful medley of corn, yellow aji pepper, avocado oil and Muna mint. Best of all was beef “pachamanca”, three fat chunks of well hung Scottish beef with a blackened, glorious peppery crust of an Andean herb called huacatay. This was topped with blobs of velvety, ricotta-infused mashed potato, and – for color and textural contrast – dollops of black quinoa and red aji panca (yet another pepper).
Lima Restaurant promises to be a feast for all your senses. It is a restaurant that must be visited if you find yourself in London.
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