Tanta


Over the past several years, Lima has become a gastronomic mecca for food-focused travelers. Now, Peruvians are actively exporting Andean fare, establishing restaurants serving ceviche, quinoa, and superfoods in the Northern Hemisphere. Lima’s leading celebrity chef, Gaston Acurio, manages a hefty portfolio of restaurants abroad, including the new Tanta (tantachicago.com) in Chicago, serving a range of Peruvian specialties from ceviche to barbecued beef heart. Chef Ricardo Zarate opened his third L.A.-area Peruvian with Paichẽ (paichela.com) in Marina del Rey, featuring fish-focused small plates. And in London, the new Andina (andinalondon.com) from Martin Morales serves rustic fare, from prawn and quinoa chowder to 24-hour marinated steaks. Savor that pisco sour in the restaurant’s Music Room, stocked with more than 2,000 vinyl singles and LPs.