Friday, 25 September 2015

Inkalicious - Sacred Valley, Peru

We started off our trip to Peru in the Sacred Valley doing a tour (for more info on the tour, check out my travel blog)
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Pisac, Peru
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Our tour took us to the Inkalicious Restaurant for the lunch buffet.  Since we started our tour late, we got here near the end of the lunch buffet - so we didn't really have the best selection. 
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All the food was grown in the Sacred Valley and it was all authentic Peruvian food.

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My first course
Quinoa soup at the top which was REALLY GOOD. 
Clockwise from the top left: pork and spaghetti, chicken in sauce, potatoes, chicken, potatoes, rice, trout and the famous Sacred Valley corn - which was rather interesting with it's light colour. It was a little softer than the typical North American corn and it had a distinct flavour. The different varieties of potatoes was the best part - really cool how they all had different textures and tastes.

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My second course - more cold dishes than my first course.
Salads and crisps and avocado

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Coca tea which helps with altitude sickness
Fruits and avocado covered with a white sauce. The fresh fruit was delicious! Mangoes, pineapples, watermelon and all super ripe and locally grown.  The white dessert kind of tasted chalk-like.

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My friend's desserts - which I was too full to try.

Overall: Great buffet! I wish we were able to come here earlier to eat the food when it was fresher, but the restaurant did give us a discount on our buffet. The local specialties and Peruvian cuisine that we had here were great - it really made me look forward to eating more Peruvian food! :) 

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