Food and Drink

Celebrating Fiestas Patrias in Peru

In addition to mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine, from ceviche to Pisco sour cocktails, and our awe-inspiring Andean landscape, Peru boasts many exciting traditional holidays, including the joyous celebration of Fiestas Patrias. Apart from Christmas, Fiestas Patrias is one of the most important celebrations of the year for Peruvians; a two-day national holiday that takes place in […]

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Inkaterra: Guests’ Perspectives – El Mapi by Inkaterra

Nestled amid the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra is a cosy yet contemporary lodge that goes to the beat of its own drum. Offering a down-to-earth and understated break, explorers can indulge in the spirited and welcoming atmosphere of the nearby town which showcases colourful local markets, food and music. Whilst at […]

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A Guest Blog: Exploring Peruvian Cuisine

Authentic Peruvian cuisine is at the heart of each Inkaterra property, from the earth to table concept at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, which sees fresh seasonal ingredients harvested from the on-site eco farm, served up in creative interpretations of Peruvian classics, to the bio-orchard in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In fact, traditional Peruvian cuisine […]

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Chicha: The Drink of the Incas

From our textiles to property excursions, the Inkaterra experience is enveloped in our heritage and culture. An opportunity our guests particularly enjoy is taking part in the  traditional Peruvian rituals, for example, making Chicha, a sweet South American beverage that harks back to the Incan Empire. Chicha is produced from corn, a sacred crop of […]

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A Taste of Peru at Home

In 2011 Chef, Ferran Adrià made a bold statement. He claimed Peru to be the country which​ ho​lds​the key to the future of gastronomy. At Inkaterra we’re excited to see the region becoming increasingly more recognised for its cuisine. The culinary masterpieces being created are vast, diverse and a new concept to a lot of […]

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Loco for coco

The hype around Chia seeds has been and gone, Goji Berries have pretty much had their day and dessert hummus hasn’t quite taken off. But there’s one emerging food trend for 2017 we can definitely recommend – chocolate. Food for thought: did you know that chocolate is easier to digest than cakes or biscuits? Neither did we. If you’re […]

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London Cocktail Week: Pisco Sours

With London Cocktail Week around the corner (3rd – 9th October) there’s no better time to try your hand at mixing a Pisco Sour, a Peruvian favourite. Renowned for being Peru’s national tipple, Pisco was originally created in the early 1900s and boasts a sweet and light taste, gentle on the palette and has proven […]

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New Menu at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Fresh seasonal ingredients, lovingly harvested from the on site eco farm, served up in creative interpretations of Peruvian classics – these are the main components behind the delicious new lunch menu, set to launch at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. Take a seat in the hotel’s beautiful dining room and gaze out at the breath-taking views of […]

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It’s Chocolate Week – cocoa paste production at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

To celebrate National Chocolate Week, we’re taking you on a journey to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, where ‘Chuncho Cocoa’ is grown, harvested in the Madre de Dios region. When using these fresh cocoa seeds, commonly known as Amazonian ‘Forastero’, the resulting chocolate is full of flavonoids – a group of natural compounds known for various health […]

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