There's something about Peruvian cuisine that I love. There's fresh vibrancy as well as flavoursome marinades. Then there's the fact that there's a variety of influences from Japanese and Chinese cuisine, creating a natural fusion of flavours. Established mid-2014, the owners behind San Telmo, Dave and Micky Parker and Jason and Renee McConnell, brought on Ben Wood as manager to create Pastuso - a modern Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar, with Alejandro Saravia as both head chef and co-owner. The dark and generally moody interior has all sorts of...

Situated in the basement of historic Harley House on the corner of Collins & Exhibition Streets, La Chinesca is a bar, eatery and art space. Though La Chinesca is a bar, co-owners Vincent Fantauzzo and Robert Hargraves also wanted a strong emphasis on food. Chef Daniel Salcedo has moved on from a Chinese and Mexican menu to a Peruvian one, inspired by recent trip to Peru for the Mistura food festival. Being a Peruvian native, Salcedo has been yearning to bring his native cuisine to Melbourne after previously...