Taste of Peru: Celebrating the Pan Am Games Handover to Lima 2019

Written by Henry Truong aka @foodhubtoronto (Good Food Toronto guest writer)

The Taste of Peru Private reception hosted at the Stirling room was an amazing event of sorts. The event was held to celebrate the handover of the Pan Am Games from Toronto to Lima, Peru, where the next Pan Am Games will be held in 2019!

Chef Dennis Palma Cedeño and Chef Giancarlo Colombaro were on site to prepare delicious peruvian dishes/ Hord`oeurvres such as: Ceviche, Huacatay marinated lamb chops, Cocoa-macastriploin medallions, Peruvian quinoa prawns with ajipanca aioli, and Mango & Chia mousse.  The drinks were another wonderful addition - Pisco Punch and Pisco Sour were extremely popular amongst the crowd at the Stirling Room.

Approximiately 200 people were in attendance, including Pan-Am athletes and dignitaries from Peru it provided a very welcoming and fun experience. Thank you Mark S. for the invitation to this great event!  The Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games were a huge success in Toronto, so we're expecting great things in Peru in 2019!