We went to Central Restaurant with high expectations for a memorable evening given the very favorable reviews, and chosen as the best restaurant in Peru and supposedly one of the " very best in the world".
Frankly disappointing. Reservations are necessary to be made well in advance and which is quite unusual in this city, not for one you wish to go, but for when they have the space. Their is only a 10 minute grace period if you are delayed and pat that time your reservation is cancelled. We arrived on time and were ushered to our table, but it was was not ready, although the restaurant was only half full.
We ordered a wine from the list but supposedly the last bottle had been served that evening.
The food was nicely served with lots of decor but not particularly well accomplished. My husband ordered a "foie gras tart" which was too sweet and with lots of ingredients but it was hard to find the foie.
I ordered lacquered shrimp with no special distinction. Our main dishes, of short ribs for my husband and fish for myself, were alright.
The chocolate desert would have been ok with the chocolate ice cream which was very good. The rest of the ingredients on the plate served only as decor.
The breads served with two different types of butter were delicious.
In sum, we found it to be very pretentious, using lots of supposedly native ingredients that did not do much for flavor in most cases
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