Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Limon: Peruvian Cuisine, Nuevo Latino Fusion

I've never been to Peru and I've never had Peruvian food. Funny that my first experience with Peruvian food would be in Fresno, California. After 3 weeks in Fresno, I learned a little about the culture and the diversity that Fresno has embraced. Who would have thought?

Anyway, my primary reason for being in Fresno was for work, so on my first day off, I treated myself to a partial "Spa" day and a Peruvian Lunch at Limon.
The wine list was decent, I settled for the Malbac, for a very new looking place in a very big strip mall. FYI - If you've never gone to Fresno, there are strip malls everywhere, with every store (except Nordstrom) and every fast food chain you can imagine.

I started with the Limon Ceviche. Very tart, which I like, big chunks of halibut, squid, and shrimp...YUM. This is served with a roasted sweet potato AND, this is when it goes south, toasted corn. There was also hominy, which was a nice accompaniment. OK, the toasted corn was so hard, not your ordinary CornNut, and bitter, I hate to admit it, but I had to spit it out.
After taking a large gulp of my wine and then practically a whole glass of water, I was able to wsh away the bad taste and enjoy the ceviche, sans the corn.
Hoping for Limon to redeem themselves, I took my waiter's advise and ordered the house specialty, a Peruvian favorite, the Saltado de Pollo, chicken breast sauteed with onions, tomatoes and fries, served with rice. What I got was not what I expected. I don't know why, but I didn't "REALLY" think the fries would be sauteed together with the chicken. I thought to myself, I should have gone to Panda Express in the mall. I could have saved myself $50.00 + tip.

On the positive side, the service was great, considering, besides me, there was only one couple dining at another table.he Peruvian Butter Cookies with Dulce de Leche were good. Would have been a great ending, if the rest of the meal wasn't...just ok.

1 comment:

  1. Would love......those cookies as I love DDL......hmmm



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