History of Peruvian Cuisine
In Quechua, the native language of the Inca Indians of Peru, "Qusqo" literally means: “the belly of the world, the center of nourishment.” The Inca Indians’ gods were the sun, moon, and mother earth. Because the Incas did not care for gold or the concept of wealth, they celebrated their gods by valuing food, art, and chicha (an Andean drink). As the most advanced pre-Hispanic civilization in Peru, the Incas were able to control most of the region by incorporating the best traditions of each civilization they conquered with their own; leadership was maintained by keeping their people satisfied in knowing that such traditions were received and honored. The Peruvian people continued this custom by integrating the cuisine of all the cultures that inhabited Peru, with their own. Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese ingredients have been infused with Peruvian dishes to be the ‘Comida Criolla’ of Peru.
The menu of Qusqo is based on over 100 years of culinary traditions within the marvelous Women Chefs in the Haro family. Peru is the origin of the most healthy ingrediants such as the potato and quinoa (the mother grain according to the Incas). We hope to share the beauty of Peruvian Cuisine with all of you. The food at Qusqo is tasty and healthy, with approval of Athletic Dieticians. We are proud to cater to Olympian athletes, Fitness specialists, and Medical Professionals worldwide.