El Catador: Pisco y mas
A rare oportunity to enjoy great food and pisco & wine sampling in one place. Upon your arrival youll be greated and treated to a walking tour of the old artesanal way of making pisco. From the pisa de la uva (stepping on the grapes) to the maturing age and sampling everything is here. This local dates back to 1856 and its owners are one of the best families in Ica. During february-march (check yearly as it changes), for the vendimia, you can see the actual "making of" pisco and wine as the Vendimia Queen, Miss Peru (every year she makes it down there) and several other beauties from around the globe squeesh the grapes with their feet to then have them cleaned by the town's Mayor and well known political figures. Quite an experience.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Budget Travel
D Alicia: Que anticuchos
Great food at a great price. She prepares as you order pancita, anticucho, rachi and all the other peruvian delicacies. If you travelled all the way here might as well try it, and she does it well, you wont be dissapointed
Favorite Dish: Racchi
Paracas Hotel: The best meal on the journey
Back at the Paracas Hotel we take lunch with Bobby, an English travel agent from Seattle in the US. The menu is partly in English and partly in Spanish. I am feeling adventurous and order something from the Spanish part. I can understand the word Chicken, and it has Paracas in the title so it is obviously a local dish. I am not disappointed. The chicken breast is stuffed with prunes and ham, wrapped in spinach leaves and served with a caramel sauce. It is delicious, easily the best meal so far on this journey. The hotel is another large resort with a swimming pool full of loud Norwegian women and a disgusting beach.