On Monday afternoon we took ourselves to lunch at Amaz, chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino's newest restaurant. At Malabar Schiaffino started exploring the ingredients and flavor of the Peruvian Amazon. Amaz is wholly dedicated to them.
We started our meal with drinks and couple of appetizers that Liz and I had tried on our previous visit and had thought that the kids would enjoy.
Clockwise, from top L: A cocktail, whose name I forget; camu-camu juice;
yuca empanadas with a brazil nut and huacatay hot sauce; giant river snails (churos).
|Patarashca of -- seasoned dorado catfish grilled in bijao leaves|
|A pago of doncella fish with onions, sweet peppers, and hearts of chonta palm, cooked in masato|
|At rear: grilled cecina (smoked peccary meat) over mashed plantain;|
Foreground: Fried rice with cecina
|Mixed pickled fruits and vegetables|
|Pickled hot peppers|