Where to drink in Lima before a reservation at one of the world’s best restaurants

(World’s 50 Best Blog, July 2023) Peru took the headlines at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 in Valencia, officially marking Lima as a food capital that is right at the top of gastronomic travellers’ hit lists. While The World’s Best Restaurant, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Aqua Panna, is Central – the first Latin American restaurant to top the ranking – it is ably supported by other listees MaidoKjolleMayta and Mérito.

For a pre-prandial libation ahead of your tasting menu extravaganza – or as you find yourself waiting for a cancellation to nab a last-minute table – Sorrel Moseley-Williams rounds up Lima’s finest drinking dens where the cocktails are as good as the food at the city’s superlative restaurants

Lady Bee.

Lady Bee, Miraflores

When husband-and-wife team Alonso Palomino and Gabriela León opened Lady Bee in the trendy Miraflores neighbourhood in 2021, the bartender and chef created a space that serves up Peru in a glass. Much like at Central, seasonal ingredients are sourced from small producers across varying ecosystems around the county, while pisco sommelier Palomino releases a new drinks list every four months. One fixture is Three Sips Martini, made with green olives from Arequipa, algae sourced from Ica and trout caviar. A current favourite is Oca/Olluco, which uses a red oca tuber distillate, olluco tubers from Huatata and potato pickles in the drink.

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