Peruvian cuisine is still a novelty even to the most discerning diners in the country. But things are about to change because there’s a new must-visit restaurant in the city. Samba, Shangri-La at the Fort’s Peruvian restaurant, is here to introduce Filipinos to the vibrant culture of South America with a gastronomic adventure.
Feel the vibe
Take a seat outside, al fresco style, and enjoy the lively samba music. Lounge at one of the sofas, perfectly accented with colorful pillows, and forget the fact that you’re actually not at a resort in Peru.
Meet the Chef
Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray is a native of Peru who has over 14 years of culinary experience, including being the executive chef at one of the top fine dining restaurants in Lima. Chef Carlo brings his own unique touch to the table and aims to blend together the rich flavors of Peru with the Philippines’ local seafood specialties.
Taste the flavors
If you like rich, colorful and flavorful dishes, you’ll love Peruvian cuisine. Start your meal with a bang and order a plate of Conchas al Carbon, which will be served flaming. Try the Arroz con Mariscos, or Peruvian seafood rice, which is topped with calamari, octopus, shrimps and scallops. Don’t forget to order a plate of Cerviche. Eat it with the leche de tigre, or “tiger’s milk,” which is definitely a must try.
Enjoy your meal with a glass of Pisco Sour, a classic South American drink and discover why Peru celebrates “National Pisco Sour Day” every February!
Samba is located on the 8th floor of Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
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Sheena Sy-Gonzales is an illustrator and travel writer. She loves sharing her adventures and all the new things she’s learned on her blog www.sheenalovessunsets.com. Follow her on Instagram @sheenalovessunsets.