Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cucho La Rosa in Pachacámac

Cucho La Rosa, one of the deans of the Peruvian kitchen, recently opened a new restaurant located in Pachacámac, south of Lima.

Don Cucho's restaurant is located in a colonial hacienda named Casa Blanca.

Just half an hour from Lima, Casa Blanca is easily reached by heading on the southbound Panamericana Sur, past the bustling and popular district of Villa El Salvador. Once you reach the pre-Columbian temple of Pachacámac (well-worth a visit; for millennia, it was a site of pilgrimage from throughout the Central Andean world), you turn onto the old highway, Antigua Panamericana Sur. At Avenida Manuel Valle, you turn inland towards the Andes, winding along the fertile Lurí­n River Valley, right past Pachacámac village. From there, follow the signs to the Antigua Hacienda Casa Blanca.


Cucho La Rosa displaying his renowned lomo saltado al pisco.
Photo: Consuelo Vargas, El Comercio, 05/12/06.




Country Lunch In Pachacámac
El Comercio, 05/12/06
For original article, click here.

Don Cucho La Rosa has moved.

He's taken his pots and pans, his mortars and pestles, his ají­es and his onions. Fortunately, he hasn't gone too far from Lima.

Cucho La Rosa is now found in a splendid colonial hacienda, the Casa Blanca, which is located on 5,000 square meters at the far end of Pachacámac district.

This is where don Cucho is now cooking.

His interpretation of home-style Peruvian criollo cuisine is his gift to us. It is what the people demand, and he complies, offering us causa limeña, chicken escabeche, ceviche, lomo saltado, carapulcra, ají­ de gallina, veal seco with red frejoles, pachamanca for one with osso buco and chicken, cuy chicharrón in a spicy sauce, and the crown jewel of seafood soups, shrimp chupe.

The delicacies he prepares are best accompanied by a refreshing pisco sour.

Cucho confesses his new restaurant has been conceived as a place where the entire family can arrive and enjoy traditional Peruvian cuisine, a place where people spend the day in the sun and countryside.

His is a true country-style restaurant. Very comfortable, it offers various dining areas and terraces surrounded by beautiful gardens. Prices are fair and geared to Peruvians with a demanding palate. The median price per dish is 25 soles.

Read a more recent post about La Casa de Don Cucho here.


Antigua Hacienda Casa Blanca
Calle 8 Lote 14-A
Pachacámac
Open Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner.
Closed Monday.
Reservations: 231-1415, 9920-6219



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5 comments:

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Glad to have you back and blogging :)
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::Alejandro:: said...

Glad to be back!

Thanks for el aliento.


Saludos.

Gato
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Javier Luna said...

Great post!

I will go to lunch there coming soon :)

::Alejandro:: said...

Javier, you won't regret it. Sunday is a good day to go. I'm going to post something else about my own trip to Cucho's in December, look for it.

Saludos!

::Alejandro:: said...

Javier, you won't regret it. Sunday is a good day to go. I'm going to post something else about my own trip to Cucho's in December, look for it.

Saludos!