While most of the dinners that we had on our tour in Peru were buffets (good buffets, but buffets, still), the last restaurant we went to for our farewell dinner, El Señorio de Sulco in Lima, we ordered a la carte from a small menu we were given on the night before we went. Located in Miraflores, like most of the places we saw and visited while we were in Lima, it also is very much a tourist restaurant. While the tables in the restaurant were generally set up for large parties, the art work and the design of the place were very nice with glass walls, large ceramic jugs, and a large wall of masks that was located just inside the entrance. It is apparently also very popular with visiting celebrities. The wall of fame included bands, Franz Ferdinand, Stone Temple Pilots, REM, and celebrity, Paris Hilton. Other than the rows of very long tables, it looked like a very nice restaurant.
Tanta, the Peruvian restaurant in Chicago, and I wanted to compare it to what I knew. I got Picarones, Sweet Potato and Squash Fritters, served with Maple Syrup and Whipped Cream. When I got them in Chicago, I really liked them and the actual Peruvian version compared positively to the version in Chicago. They were sweet and fluffy and had a nice crunch on the outside. While the maple syrup was good and went well with the fritters, it wasn't really necessary. The whipped cream on the other hand, was a good finish and was going to be eaten in any case. The food here was very good and it was a good finish to our tour. We did stay in Peru for four more days and explored several other fantastic restaurants, but this was a good finish for our organized tour.