A Sweet Surprise at Cora Cora RestaurantPosted: August 1, 2013
Cora Cora Restaurant, Shield St. Plaza, New Britain Ave, West Hartford
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Cora Cora is one of the area’s finest Peruvian restaurants. It is a spacious place with terrific service and a large, varied menu. Some of Gaspar’s favorite dishes include the papa a la huacaína, which consists of boiled potato smothered in a creamy chili-cheese sauce, or the arroz chaufa, a fried rice dish introduced to Peru by Chinese immigrants many generations back. Try the seafood arroz chaufa.
Gaspar has enjoyed the hospitality and fine cooking at Cora Cora many times, but was recently delighted when, during a lunch time visit with one of his apprentice chefs, the owner surprised his guests with a triple treat: a plate of three different ice creams, home made from Peruvian / Andean fruits. The flavors were lucuma, a fruit that looks like an avocado but tastes sweet, granadialla or passion fruit, and chirimoya, sometimes known as custard apple.
Anyone who enjoys tropical fruits or sweets needs to try these ice creams. They are unique, and delicious!