Day 19: dinner at Maido

I had made a reservation for the tasting menu at Maido for our last night in Peru, but we were all tasting-menu’ed out so we decided to order off of the a la carte menu. We are so glad that we did!!!

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We started off with four types of nigiri. This was definitely not normal nigiri, but it was so delicious! We had one with avocado, shrimp, and cream cheese flambe; another with angus skirt steak and a quail egg; a third with grilled duck foie gras and eel sauce; and the last with smoked pork, crunchy potato, and quail egg. We were obsessed with these – so amazing.

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Up next was sushi! First was the Maido roll, which had onion and shrimp tempura and avoid on the inside, and beef tataki with ponzu sauce on the outside. Amazing!

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For our second roll we got the roll version of one of our nigiri… avocado and shrimp on the inside, cream cheese flambe on the outside.

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Our final roll was a take on ceviche: shrimp, crispy squid, and avocado on the inside, with a white fish and ceviche sauce on the outside. Yummm!

While we loved our meals at Central and Astrid y Gaston, this might have been our favorite meal in Peru. We are suckers for non-traditional sushi!

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