Delicious Latin American gastronomy and expert advice from travel website Turning Left for Less made for a lively readers’ evening recently at London restaurant Zuaya.
Attendees braved one of the coldest days of the year to join us for a tasting dinner at the popular Kensington venue in January.
The event was hosted by Business Traveller editorial director Tom Otley (pictured above) alongside Turning Left for Less deputy editor Paul Khosla, who provided expertise on maximising tier points and miles.
At a pre-dinner reception, guests mingled while sampling Zuaya’s exotic cocktails, which included the Peruvian favourite, the pisco sour – the perfect antidote to the snowy weather outside.
Readers then enjoyed an inventive Latin American feast in the appropriately tropical setting. Colourful plates came in waves, with the kitchen taking the assembled guests on a flavour-filled trip around Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
Sharing plates included the likes of Brazilian bread with cassava, mozzarella and cheddar cheese; a burrata corn brûlée; stone bass ceviche with cherry, raspberry, orange, pink grapefruit, physalis and tiger’s milk; lamb purple tacos with ras el hanout and smoked pineapple; aged Peruvian rib eye; and octopus with chimichurri, potato cream and yellow aji; with desserts including the playfully named jungle cheesecake with passion fruit.
Following the dinner, many guests postponed the snowy trip home, swapping tables or retiring to the buzzy bar upstairs to share their travel tips and experiences.
The next Business Traveller readers’ event – a wine tasting evening sponsored by Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong to celebrate the winners of our Cellars in the Sky airline wine awards – takes place in London on April 8. To register your interest and find out about future events, visit businesstravellerevents.com.