We returned to Lima airport to meet Alfie after his month's voluntary work in the diocese of Chulucanas with Bishop Dan and his crew. Our new BFF - Americo Yanque - let us write our own welcome on the name board and we all welled up on seeing him walk though from air-side.
After dropping his bags back at our suite we headed off to the Museo del Arte de Lima or MILA as its locally known. A cracking little museum that seemed tardis-like with exhibits from Moshe, Incan and other indigenous people's archaeology upto the present day modernist, abstract works.
Even better, on asking the security guard for a local dining recommendation, we find today is the opening day of a food festival in the museum grounds! There are loads of stalls with all manner of produce - cheese yoghurt anyone? - as well as a stage with musical entertainment. The recipe I must find is for lomo saltado con tacu tacu - pork stew with rice and white bean omelette - hot damn!
A fast walk back via Iglesias de Santa Rosa affords a few minutes to try out a round of Just a Minute. Sadly Jude had a sense of humour failure so the game was abandoned in favour of a taxi ride to the posh area of Lima - San Isidro - and a meal at a highly rated restaurant - Cosme.
We had cocktails to start but interestingly the waiter did not ask if we wanted to see a wine list. Alfie's local intel indicates that beer is the big Peruvian drink, along with rum, while wine is more niche. Looking around the now full restaurant, only 1 table had a wine bottle in play.