Peru Embassy launches “From Peru with Love” cuisine event at Duta Café & Restaurant

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(photo: IO/Raihan)

IO, Jakarta – The Embassy of Peru in Indonesia has collaborated with Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada to create the “From Peru with Love” cuisine event held in the hotel’s Duta Café & Restaurant. The event will last from August 20 – September 1, 2019. After the launch, the event will consist of a lunch buffet and a dinner set menu prepared by Peruvian Chef Jaimie Arbulu.

During the launch, honorable guests attending included Ambassador of Peru in Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Julio Cárdenas, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Carlos Mario Del Castillo Giuffra, Second Secretary and Chief of the Consular Section, and Counsellor of Commercial and Economic Affairs Mr. Juan Carlos Valdivia.

Beforehand, from 14:00 – 17:00, a cooking demonstration by Chef Jaimie took place, showcasing the preparations of Peruvian cuisine Ceviche (marinated catch of the day cured in citrus sauce) and Lomo Saltado (Stir-fried thinly sliced beef with onions, tomatoes, and French fries) alongside many variations of the Peruvian beverage Pisco Sour.

The event launch started at 19:00 with Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada Area General Manager Indonesia and General Manager Mr. Brendon Meppem welcoming guests, followed by a speech from Ambassador of Peru in Indonesia H.E. Mr. Julio Cárdenas.

The menu during the launch consisted of Aguadi de Pollo (chicken soup with vegetables and coriander), Aji De Gallina (chicken with spicy sauce), Arroz Con Pato (green rice with duck), Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian fried rice with eggs and vegetables), Papa a la Huancaina (potato salad with cheese sauce), Quinoa Salad (quinoa with slices of cucumber, tomato, scallion), Picante de Camarones (stir-fried shrimp with spicy sauce), Sudado de Pascada (classic Peruvian steams fish), and many others.

As guests enjoyed the cuisine, they were accompanied by Peruvian and international songs played on traditional South American musical instruments, the zampoña, quena, and chapchas by Mr. Pacha Chawlanka. (Rimar)