There were two courses, one hot and one cold, and each consisted of a trio of Peruvian goodies.
The first course included (left to right) raw
cacao and almond granola; mango ceviche
with basil; and cinnamon sugar sopaipilla
Next, we ate (clockwise, from left) baked eggs with
braised chorizo, peppers and lima beans; quinotto and potato
hash; and baked tamalito with quessa fresco
It also came with a choice of drinks (we had coffee). We enjoyed both the meal and the setting. Oh, and the exhibition was excellent! The Incas and their predecessor cultures produced some wonderfully quirky art. Although we go to most of the 'blockbuster' exhibitions at the National Gallery – one of the many perks of living in Canberra – this was the first time we'd eaten there. It won't be the last. They did a fabulous job.
Gallery staff clearly had fun decorating
the restaurant for the exhibition, too
The Gold and the Incas exhibition finishes on 21 April 2014. Don't miss it.