Mashua, fusion Peruvian restaurant in Amsterdam
1017 jv amsterdam
phone: 020 – 4200559
This weekend I went out in Amsterdam with good friends, and we chose to try Mashua, a Peruvian restaurant recommended by another Peruvian friend!
The restaurant is located in Prinsengracht, close by Leidseplein, and it is quite easy to get there. We booked the table for 20h30, and we arrived in a full restaurant, so I felt lucky to have my table prepared.
The service is really nice and helpful, even if they were forgetting things sometimes.
The menu was so interesting and different, that it took a long time to each of us to choose a dish! I finally went for the lobster,… a special treat for me! But I really loved the fact to finally find some original ideas and new taste! For example, the menu includes a rabbit dish, a meat you hardly find in restaurants menus!
For starters, we decided to share and we ordered a couple of degustation dishes,…. It was great to be able to try plenty of small Peruvian specialties starting with the famous ceviche! Besides we also have prawns, seafood, potatoes with sauces, a grilled beef skewers. It was new tastes, new textures, fresh and beautifully presented and original! I enjoyed it!
Then we waited too long to get our main dish, even if we were keep on chatting after such a long time without seeing each other.
The lobster was impressive, and served half off its shell, with a tasty and complex spicy sauce. The lobster was perfectly cooked, the sauce was absolutely homemade and then delicious,… it was worthy to wait for it!
We had a Leyda Carmenere 2010 to go with it that was perfect match, as the peppery and fruity sauce (sherry, black berries and strawberries) was enhancing the spicy sauce of the lobster.
We paid 45 Euros per person, which was expensive but deserved.
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