Here's another little flash back to some of the best food experiences of our trip to South America. It's exciting to look forward to the next out-of-town jaunt as we leave to spend the weekend in Seattle.
Incredible lomo saltato in Lima, what I dreamed of having. It just took a while to get it. We found these divine heaping platters at Queirolo, an atmospheric old lunchtime spot in the Centro decorated with pisco bottles stacked up to the ceiling (um, earthquake zone?). Lunch cost around $8, complete with a tall Cusquea for two.
Fruit and snack stands like these are almost on every block in Rio. Sheer heaven. If you want to taste totally things, these are the places to go. Some foods, like the hardly sweet fruta do conde, you can't get in the
U.S. for sure.
I wish we could have Aa here like what's found at BB Lanches and thousands of places in Rio. This Amazonian berry is starting to make inroads as perhaps the next pomegranate-type, anti-oxidant rich fruit. These smooth blends are so refreshing, filling, beautiful and delicious. BB Lanches also makes fabulous fried finger foods, like the large teardrop-shaped fried Coxinha de galinha, stuffed with pulled chicken. The best beer-absorbing snack perhaps ever.
Ah, a chunky, fruity capairinha at Academia da Cachaa. My temporary addiction. What a great introduction to the national cocktail...at least what I remember of it.
We downed a few choppe at Jobi in Leblon at 2:00 a.m. after the sweaty workout of going to the Mangueira samba school rehearsal. After hanging out here we were back at BB Lanches. I've never seen so many still people out after 3:00 in any city.