Summer Sangria at Limo Peruvian

Portland is finally getting its hot summer weather- we first hit over 90 this past Saturday, and we flirt with the mid to high 80s this week. It makes you want a nice fruity cold sangria, no? In a glass that that is as generous as your water as you people watch on the outdoor patio of Limo Peruvian (Lee-mo)… Doesn’t that look refreshing?

Maybe nibble on the classic ceviche of fish tossed with Limo chili, cilantro and lime juice, topped with julienne onions.

Then follow that up with the so good you will gnaw the bones and lick your fingers afterwards the Costillas de Cordero entree, seared New Zealand rack of lamb drizzled with chimichurri and served with asparagus and quinoa. This dish was amazing, with the light quinoa offering interesting texture to contrast the young asparagus and the rich lamb, and the chimichurri (a traditional herb garlic oil and vinegar accompaniment) further helped to complement the meat.

Unfortunately I didn’t have any more stomach room to try any of the causas they offer which I saw at some other tables that looked so beautifully plated… though here’s a recipe from a segment done on a local news channel to give you an idea. Next time causa, next time… Their outdoor patio and their sangria are a secret gem that beckon me to revisit again, and I do love Peruvian food…