Where to try it: Peru-born chef Mitsuharu Tsumura has given Nikkei the haute cuisine treatment at Maido: his glorious 15-step tasting menu earned him a spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2015.
The project lasted for two years during which time new relics were discovered and gathered.
These were either excavated from new archaeological sites or seized from illegal trafficking.
But take the time to find your own pace amid the bustle and Cusco may prove to be the unexpected highlight of your trip to Peru.
Sitting high in a mountain valley at 3,400 meters above sea level, Cusco provides an enchanting introduction to the world of the Andes.
Made from sweet potatoes and a large green squash called zapallo macre, they are also spiced with aniseed and cinnamon then drizzled with fig, passion fruit or sugar cane syrup -- a deliciously exotic combination that beats the pants off lesser fried dough rings.
A double-layered treat you'll likely want to share given its exorbitant high sugar content, suspiro a la limena's gooey base is made from manjar blanco caramel (also known as dulce de leche) then draped with port-infused meringue and a sprinkle of cinnamon.Street food also pulls rank in Peru, with tiny carts specializing in dishes such as hard-boiled quail eggs doused in hot sauce, cebiche, pork crackling sandwiches and anticucho beef heart skewers ensuring taste buds are tempted at every crossroads.Taking full advantage of an extensive 1,500-mile coastline, cooks marinade fresh seafood such as sand smelt, sea bass, tuna, octopus, sole, black clams or sea urchin in lime juice before turning up the heat by adding limo or rocoto chillies.I also want to recognize the private citizens and businesses who proactively cooperated with the investigations, doing their part to ensure that these historic artifacts are returned to their rightful owners.” century A.D., including items from the Chancay civilization, which existed more than a thousand years ago in the area that is now modern day Peru.A site containing several thousand mummies in Peru is currently fascinating archaeologists.