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Cashew: is this the most romantic restaurant in Lima?  Get to know their proposal for your special moments

Cashew: is this the most romantic restaurant in Lima? Get to know their proposal for your special moments

Cashew: is this the most romantic restaurant in Lima?  Get to know their proposal for your special moments

“Since construction, we thought about what added to those magical moments. It is about the warmth of the service, the elegance of the concept, the innovation in the food and the environments that accompany the experience”, explains Cecilia Brenneisen. She and her partner Alex Vautravers are the owners of the restaurant that has just celebrated its first anniversary.

In this Sanisidrina mansion -which has different private rooms as well as two terraces- engagements, baptisms, baby showers, birthdays and executive celebrations have been held. “I’m missing something. I dream of having a civil marriage or a celebration of love”, adds the general manager.

The duo cares that diners have everything so that their visit becomes a special day. Some requests from clients have been to have catering, bring a live musician, carry out an activity (such as exchanging gifts) or have flower arrangements. Not for nothing, the concept of Cashew is restaurant and special details.

One of its most popular dishes is the lomo saltado which, instead of being served with French fries, is accompanied by rolls of causitas stuffed with avocado and breaded.

In the crisis, Alex and Cecilia saw an opportunity. After the first decided to retire, after more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, and the second lost her job in the pandemic, she dedicated herself to the commercial and customer service area in the educational sector, they chose not to sit idly by and start a business together.

“We wanted to undertake and not remain static over time. The Peruvian seeks the opportunity from the crisis, something that does not happen in all cultures […] We thought about how our strengths could be combined: Alex’s goes through gastronomy and food pairing; mine for customer service and the development of events”, says Cecilia.

And why the name Cashew? It is linked to the couple’s culinary experiences in Sitges, Barcelona, ​​where they first tasted pasta made with sauces from this nut, also known as cashew. Now they seek to enhance that pleasant flavor of the dried fruit, originally from Brazil, in their culinary proposal.

Alex Vautravers and Cecilia Brenneisen are the owners of the Cashew restaurant that has just turned 1 year old.

Anacardo offers modern Peruvian cuisine with European touches. What do we mean by modern? We find traditional dishes that have been given a twist to bring known and new flavors to the table. Thus, instead of anticuchos we have some tasty champicuchos (mushroom skewer) with anticuchera sauce; instead of being served with potatoes, the lomo saltado is accompanied by rolls of causitas stuffed with avocado and breaded; or the cashew chicken (their version of ají de gallina) served in a basket of Parmesan cheese, with a base of native potatoes and quail eggs served on top.

Champicuchos in anticuchera sauce.  A perfect entry whether or not you are a vegetarian.

As we already mentioned, they try to add a touch of cashew to their dishes (in the form of sauce, cream, flakes…) that they like so much. This is the case of the fettuccini a huancaína, the chicken rolled with bacon, the tiradito, the salads and some sandwiches. “We try to ensure that our dishes have certain cashew ingredients so that the flavor is special,” says Cecilia.

Vegetarian diners are not forgotten, for whom they have some options such as quinoa chaufa (with sweet and sour tofu) or desserts such as nougat cheesecake (a delicious discovery) that are offered throughout the year.

A nougat cheesecake to close the meal with a sweet touch.

A special celebration does not end without a toast. In their wine cellar they have around 250 bottles from Peru, Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy and Austria. “For Latin American wines we work with vines and, in the case of Europeans, by region,” explains the general manager. Thus, they have a variety to satisfy any wine lover (red, white, rosé, as well as sparkling wines) as well as affordable prices.

We try to make our prices affordable. That they not only allow you to buy it in the cellar they look for (to take it with you) but also enjoy it at the table (without surcharge): And if you don’t finish it you have the freedom to take it with you. Furthermore, they are wines that you will not easily find in the supermarket”, says Cecilia.

Its wine cellar has about 250 bottles from Peru, Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy and Austria.  They are also sold in his boutique.

MORE INFORMATION

Dir: Av. Two of May 1499, San Isidro.

Schedule: Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday, from 8 am to 11 pm Sunday, from 8 am to 9 pm

Bookings: 961 089 080 / 938 639 086. Or at: https://anacardo.com.pe/#reservas

They are pet friendly.

It also has a gourmet boutique with savouries, pastries, bakery and the aforementioned wines.

Source: Elcomercio

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