The main reason I can think of to recommend a few days in Lima, Peru (other than if one’s spouse has a speaking engagement there) is to enjoy the marvelous food ‘revolution’ that has taken over that city.
Ask a dozen individuals who either live in Lima or know it well for the name of their favorite restaurant, and I bet you’ll get 12 different recommendations, or at least 10 different ones.
We had three outstanding meals and two other good ones over a period of four days.
Put these three restaurants on a list for when you find yourself in Lima: Central (beware the Pisco Sours – they’re strong and two will loosen your tongue, etc.), Astrid & Gaston (try the tasting menu), and Chez Wong (see below). You will be stunned by the presentations and even more by the tastes of what you are served. You can’t go wrong with any of these three expensive but memorable restaurants.
One of the three, however, is so unusual and so outstanding that if you are in Lima and do not go there, consider yourself to have made an horrendous mistake.