Embarcadero 41 Fusion: Still expanding and excelling after 10 years in business
By Kim Allen-Jones
Photos by Patricia Arata
July 6, 2012
Embarcadero 41 Fusion
Embarcadero 41 is the type of restaurant Lima is becoming famous for. This is the perfectt place to experience Peru’s wonderful seafood in a casual, relaxed atmosphere without spending a fortune. Located in the heart of Miraflores, this newest location is the seventh restaurant in the company’s 10 years in business.
The first thing I noticed when we sat down to begin our lunch was that the menu featured almost every dish with large color photographs. If you find yourself in Lima without much command of the language, this is a huge help. Another thing I really liked was that the restaurant offers a half bottle of Spanish white as well as the house white wine. Half bottles are a good size pour so you feel like you are getting your moneys worth.
We always like to start off with a couple of house cocktails. Who doesn’t? We enjoyed a classic chilcano, a maracuya (passion fruit) sour and a lucuma sour. This is the first time I have seen a lucuma sour on a menu. If you have never tried lucuma be sure to give it a try while in Peru. It is a native fruit mostly used in desserts and Peruvians love it.
General Manager Juan Pablo Rivero chose our lunch items for the afternoon. He wanted us to taste last year’s Mistura (Peru’s annual food festival) first place winner for causa. Stuffed with crab and topped with sautéed sliced red onion, peppers and a spicy red sauce, this traditional potato dish is definitely a winner.
The lomo saltado and mozzarella cheese stuffed tequenos is a great dish to share with the table. The restaurant’s classic ceviche is the perfect combination of Peruvian flavors. This was one of the best ceviches I’ve had anywhere.
Our next plate epitomizes the name of the restaurant - fusion - by combining ingredients from Italian, chifa and criollo cooking: fettuccini con lomo saltado huancina. You can you can’t get much more fusion than that.
If you are really hungry, try the tacu tacu tres quesos con mariscos. Don’t forget to add a drizzle of olive oil. It’s surprising how this simply addition brings all of the flavors in this plate together.
Be sure to save room for dessert. The dessert portions are generous. They serve one of my favorite South American deserts, tres leches cake. I always have a hard time passing that one up. Another favorite was the maracuya cheese pie.
Congratulation to Embarcadero 41 Fusion for 10 years of serving great food in Lima!
You can check out Embarcadero 41 Fusion on line at www.embarcadero41.com.
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