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Wednesday 26 October 2016

A most satisfactory first night in Lima

I had zero expectations for the El Lobby restaurant at the El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton in Lima.

It's a nice enough hotel, but it is a chain hotel in the tourist district of Miraflores. I was thinking tourist food at tourist prices,  particularly as I am travelling with a group. 

Instead, we got flavoursome, interesting food with a local accent; beautifully presented and served by helpful, multilingual staff. 

First up, an amuse bouche of chicken mousse, served with "welcome drink of Pisco Sour - the local speciality. 

Then a tasty octopus carpaccio with a traditional tapenade sauce, followed by local corvina fish in a bisque with potato cakes, then a selection of local pastries. 

All in all, very impressive. This trip with Contours Travel is off to a good start. 

El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton, 141 Calle Independencia, Miraflores, Lima. 

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