This afternoon we looked up some nice restaurants on Frommers.com and discovered a whole new side to Arequipa. There are about 12-15 amazing restraurants in this city and we were able to try out two tonight. Below are some photos/highlights from our evening.
Here's Hannah at the first restaurant and probably the best restaurant in the city, Zig Zag. We split an appetizer of different stone grilled meats. If you notice the flags they have images of the different animals. From left to right: Ostrich, Beef, Alpaca (which I have now eaten but yet to see) and Lamb. The appetizer was amazing and ended up being our meal for the evening. I don't really know what the story is with the bib but they insisted.
After Zig Zag we went to the Plaza to wait for a phone call about Kareoke. Hannah and I have a habit of getting our photo taken whenever we see those little photo booths. Although there were no photo booths, there was a 65 year old man walking around taking polaroids and we decided that it was close enough. I will admit this is probably the worst polaroid I've ever seen but it was worth it just watching the man trying to use the camera.
Also in the Plaza we stumbled across three different wedding couples having their picture taken followed by a ride around the Plaza in a horse drawn carriage. It was rather humorous due to the fact it was only a 2 minute ride and the buggy was having to dodge a few hundred taxis.
To end the night we went to a little crepe restaurant for dessert. The atmosphere was awesome and the crepes were great! One of the best aspects of the restaurant was how every table had a checker board in the middle and they had a bunch of free games. Hannah and I played a few games of gin rummy which was quite confusing considering the deck of cards had 5 aces of diamonds and multiples of many other cards. I also learned that Hannah doesn't know how to play checkers and made her promise next time we go back she'll let me teach her. It was the ideal slow dinner (for only $30) except that none of our friends were here, we miss you guys.
Just now as I was typing this I realized that I learned something new about my wife tonight. That doesn't happen everyday and it's kind of exciting when it does.