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Desayuno Peruano

Steve | Mar 5, 2005 05:52 AM

I was lured into La Cabana (on Walter Reade near Colombia Pike in S. Arlington) by the menu of a dozen Peruvian breakfast specialties served on weekends only.

What is a typical Peruvian breakfast? Hard to tell by reading the menu since it includes terms that defy easy translation. I wound up pointing to relleno de camato, which turned out to be blood sausage, home fries made with yams, and a tangle of red onions marinated in lime juice. Cafe con leche was the other way around: a very tall mug of steamed milk served with a tiny pitcher of expresso. Made for a slightly coffee colored mug of hot milk.

With a breakfast like this, I'm not sure it's necessary (or wise)to eat again the rest of the weekend. I'd consider going back, but I would not be tempted to get the same dish.

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