Every year Peru receives various artists and talents who, among other things, are conquered by the food that we enjoy here. For this reason, whenever a famous person comes, it is likely that we will see some kind of reaction to our gastronomy on their social networks. Thinking about this, Provecho decided to become a bridge between the artists who visit us and the most representative dishes of the local cuisine. Hand in hand with these personalities we are going to (re)discover the richness and versatility of our food, that which fills us with pride, and share it with the whole world. Do you dare to come with us?
Our first guest was Mariah Angeliquea young promise of urban music, who has been conquering the public with songs like “Hey Siri”, “Taxi”, “Perreito” and “El Makinon”, a song in collaboration with the well-known singer Carol G. In addition, he has collaborated with artists such as Anuel AA, Greeicy, Sebastián Yatra, Arcangel and Bad Gyal, among others.
At only 22 years old, and three years into her career, Mariah is one of the artists who seek to “restore the powerful swag of vintage female reggaeton, taking inspiration from the well-known Ivy Queen. Currently, she is creating music and working on her first album.
After the corresponding coordination, we agreed to meet Mariah and her team at La Chingana, a picturesque and cozy restaurant located in the district of Barranco. Her menu focuses on Peruvian seafood classics with very own touches. There, the owner and chef Erika Morote was waiting for us along with her team, who, with great willingness, accompanied us in this interesting experience.
The objective? Escape from the classic interviews and explore a format where what united us was gastronomy and the entertaining experience of cooking something and then enjoying it. We decided on a classic of classics: ceviche.
Mariah arrived with a calm air, like someone who knows she has what it takes to face any challenge. She is one of those people who has a serene security and presence. Fortunately, being from Miami, she was already familiar with ceviche and it is one of her favorite dishes to enjoy at any time.
Under the guidance of Erika, who explained the ingredients and the step-by-step to perfection, Mariah was encouraged to cut the fish and was in charge of plating the preparation once it was ready. They tasted a traditional version, served with onions, shelled corn, canchita and sweet potatoes -which were golden as a different touch-.
The best part was, as Mariah assured us, being able to sit down and enjoy something freshly prepared and just as fresh. Something that she confessed to us was her love for the little girl, which she had met the day before as part of a dinner. “She seems delicious to me and it goes perfectly with ceviche,” she told us. Without any inconvenience, the singer was able to choose the perfect snack, the one that has a little bit of everything, and she was happy with what they prepared. Finally, she and the chef toasted with a well-deserved freshly made pisco sour.
La Chingana is located at Sánchez Carrión 110, Barranco. One block from the Bulevard del Metropolitano station and Plaza de Barranco.