Peruvian fare

On a trip to Lima, Peru, in May ’06, we took a day trip to Chosica, a weekend retreat 25 miles east of Lima. Our friends had recommended Fuego Restaurante (Jr. Trujillo sur 406, Chosica; phone 360-2425), and our meal there was the best that we had in all of Peru.

It was typical Peruvian food presented in a manner that would delight Americans. Between us we had a chicken dish, a cuy (Guinea pig) dish, a liter of beer and a mixed drink for a total of 63.70 soles (near $20).

The owners are Jim and Fiorell Gillette (he is a transplant from Ludlow, Vermont).

Southern Pines, NC