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NEW DATE!!! Evanston Lunch Group/Taste of Peru 4/23 12:30 pm
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  • NEW DATE!!! Evanston Lunch Group/Taste of Peru 4/23 12:30 pm

    Post #1 - March 17th, 2010, 1:11 pm
    Post #1 - March 17th, 2010, 1:11 pm Post #1 - March 17th, 2010, 1:11 pm
    DUE TO SOME SCHEDULING CONFLICTS, WE ARE RESCHEDULING OUR APRIL LUNCH FOR FRIDAY, 4/23. DETAILS BELOW.

    For our April get-together, the Evanston Lunch Group once again heads south of the border--literally and figuratively--as we make our way south on Clark Street to:

    Taste of Peru/Sabor Peruano
    http://www.tasteofperu.com/
    6545 North Clark
    Chicago
    773/381-4540

    Date: Friday, April 23
    Time: 12:30 pm

    Taste of Peru was among the restaurants visited back in the earliest days of the Evanston Lunch Group (circa 2004-2005). However, that evidently was so long ago that no record of the lunch appears to exist. There are a couple of other Taste of Peru threads--

    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2884&hilit=sabor+peruano

    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4759&hilit=sabor+peruano

    --although neither has been added to in a while. Maybe that's appropriate for a place that bills itself as "el mejor secreto de Chicago" (the best-kept secret in Chicago). Let's go and discover the secret for ourselves!
    Last edited by tarte tatin on April 8th, 2010, 10:27 am, edited 4 times in total.
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #2 - March 17th, 2010, 1:25 pm
    Post #2 - March 17th, 2010, 1:25 pm Post #2 - March 17th, 2010, 1:25 pm
    This is great! I've been meaning to try TBA for quite while!
  • Post #3 - March 25th, 2010, 12:30 pm
    Post #3 - March 25th, 2010, 12:30 pm Post #3 - March 25th, 2010, 12:30 pm
    nr706 wrote:This is great! I've been meaning to try TBA for quite while!


    Sorry, NR--TBA will have to wait--it's now ToP.... :o
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #4 - March 25th, 2010, 12:42 pm
    Post #4 - March 25th, 2010, 12:42 pm Post #4 - March 25th, 2010, 12:42 pm
    Oh, all right ... I'll show up anyway. But only for the company and because I love the food at ToP.
  • Post #5 - March 25th, 2010, 3:39 pm
    Post #5 - March 25th, 2010, 3:39 pm Post #5 - March 25th, 2010, 3:39 pm
    I will do my best to be there. I've wanted to try this place for a long time and being there with other LTHers will provide a perfect opportunity to sample a bunch of their offerings.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #6 - March 25th, 2010, 7:17 pm
    Post #6 - March 25th, 2010, 7:17 pm Post #6 - March 25th, 2010, 7:17 pm
    I'm looking forward to joining you all.
  • Post #7 - March 25th, 2010, 7:23 pm
    Post #7 - March 25th, 2010, 7:23 pm Post #7 - March 25th, 2010, 7:23 pm
    Me and my membership card will be there.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #8 - March 30th, 2010, 10:40 am
    Post #8 - March 30th, 2010, 10:40 am Post #8 - March 30th, 2010, 10:40 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote: I've wanted to try this place for a long time and being there with other LTHers will provide a perfect opportunity to sample a bunch of their offerings.


    My thoughts exactly! Hope you can make it, Ronnie!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #9 - April 2nd, 2010, 8:46 am
    Post #9 - April 2nd, 2010, 8:46 am Post #9 - April 2nd, 2010, 8:46 am
    Dave148 wrote:Me and my membership card will be there.

    Please scratch me from the list.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #10 - April 2nd, 2010, 2:44 pm
    Post #10 - April 2nd, 2010, 2:44 pm Post #10 - April 2nd, 2010, 2:44 pm
    I am so sorry to cancel, but I was just invited to a staff luncheon for a retiring colleague at the same time, and I need to be there. I am sure the food will be better at Taste of Peru, and I'll miss your company. Looking forward to hearing what you think.

    Evy
  • Post #11 - April 6th, 2010, 10:15 am
    Post #11 - April 6th, 2010, 10:15 am Post #11 - April 6th, 2010, 10:15 am
    BUMP! Just a reminder about the ELG lunch scheduled for this Friday.... The more, the merrier!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #12 - April 8th, 2010, 10:33 am
    Post #12 - April 8th, 2010, 10:33 am Post #12 - April 8th, 2010, 10:33 am
    Please note: The date for the April ELG lunch at Taste of Peru has been changed to Friday, 4/23.

    The attendee list at this point, I believe, includes the following:

    NR706
    Ronnie Suburban (tentative)
    Tarte Tatin

    More are certainly welcome!!!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #13 - April 8th, 2010, 10:43 am
    Post #13 - April 8th, 2010, 10:43 am Post #13 - April 8th, 2010, 10:43 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Me and my membership card will be there.

    Please scratch me from the list.

    OK - I'm in
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #14 - April 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm
    Post #14 - April 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm Post #14 - April 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm
    Great! We had a scheduling conflict as well tomorrow, but would love to join you on the 23rd. As a matter of fact, we have tickets that very evening to hear the great Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca at the Old Town School of Folk Music, so this is arch-appropriate.
    Robert and Catherine
  • Post #15 - April 15th, 2010, 10:40 am
    Post #15 - April 15th, 2010, 10:40 am Post #15 - April 15th, 2010, 10:40 am
    The planets align! See you all then.
  • Post #16 - April 19th, 2010, 3:49 pm
    Post #16 - April 19th, 2010, 3:49 pm Post #16 - April 19th, 2010, 3:49 pm
    Great! Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!

    Updated list:
    NR706
    Ronnie Suburban (tentative)
    Tarte Tatin
    Dave 148
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapulin
    Paul SL
    moetchandon

    Again, more are certainly welcome....
    Last edited by tarte tatin on April 20th, 2010, 11:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #17 - April 20th, 2010, 10:56 pm
    Post #17 - April 20th, 2010, 10:56 pm Post #17 - April 20th, 2010, 10:56 pm
    I would like to attend if there is still room.

    Sharon
  • Post #18 - April 20th, 2010, 11:13 pm
    Post #18 - April 20th, 2010, 11:13 pm Post #18 - April 20th, 2010, 11:13 pm
    moetchandon wrote:I would like to attend if there is still room.

    Sharon


    Yes, certainly! I've added you to the list. See you Friday!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #19 - April 22nd, 2010, 9:34 pm
    Post #19 - April 22nd, 2010, 9:34 pm Post #19 - April 22nd, 2010, 9:34 pm
    Sadly, it looks like I'll have to bow out tomorrow. I have to leave my office early at the end of the day and because of that, I can't also take a long lunch. Very sorry to miss what I'm sure will be a good one. :(

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #20 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:56 am
    Post #20 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:56 am Post #20 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:56 am
    Sorry, need to take a pass today. I have to attend a funeral.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #21 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:58 am
    Post #21 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:58 am Post #21 - April 23rd, 2010, 6:58 am
    I'm afraid we have to cancel at the last minute. What a shame! We were looking forward to this.
  • Post #22 - April 23rd, 2010, 9:21 am
    Post #22 - April 23rd, 2010, 9:21 am Post #22 - April 23rd, 2010, 9:21 am
    Ronnie, Dave, Chapulins--

    So sorry you won't make it.... We'll miss you!
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #23 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:00 pm
    Post #23 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:00 pm Post #23 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:00 pm
    Thanks to Gail for organizing this lunch. Even though it was a small group, it was a good one. I probably hadn't been to Taste of Peru in a couple of years - I'd forgotten how good it is.

    One of the first things I noticed - they seem to have gotten a new sign.
    Image

    We started with a Peruvian Tamal, stuffed with chicken, and topped with marinated onion.
    Image

    On to an Empanada de Carne (Beef with raisins, walnuts and egg).
    Image

    My favorite appetizer was the Ceviche Especial - lots of shellfish, with onions, corn and sweet potato.
    Image

    Sides with the entrees were interesting, including this Tallarin Saltado de Pollo, which included spaghetti
    Image

    and the Lomo Saltado, beef with French Fries.
    Image

    Taste of Peru also makes an excellent Paella, with a good variety of seafood.
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    After Deta's, Taste of Peru is only the second restaurant the Evanston Lunch Group™ has visited more than once in its nearly five year history. Next month will be someplace new.

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