dsc08201Last night was the launch of the Peruvian food festival at the Diplomatic Club. Held outside, as the weather is becoming warmer and warmer, the event was extremely popular. Everyone was greeted in the foyer then taken through to Al Baraha, which is in a very atmospheric courtyard with a waterfall.

dsc08197 Many dignitaries attended to tuck into the food including HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al Kuwari, the Minister for Culture, Arts and Heritage and The Ambassador of Peru, Julio Florian, who gave a welcoming speech and encouraged everyone to try all the food which was delicious, but very unusual. A dish in particular caught Marhaba’s taste buds, Ceviche, raw fish marinated in lime and peppers. If you don’t like seafood, don’t worry as there were plenty of meat dishes, beef, chicken and duck.

dsc08200The celebration of Peruvian cuisine will continue until the 20th of April.dsc08196