Peruvians celebrate Pollo a la Brasa Day

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Photo: ANDINA/Archive

08:31 | Lima, Jul. 15 (ANDINA).

For the third year in a row, Peruvians celebrate Sunday the Day of "Pollo a la Brasa," or rotisserie chicken, in a bid to promote the consumption of one of the country's most popular dishes.
As part of today’s celebrations, several pollerías (rotisserie chicken restaurants) in the country are offering special deals to attract customers, especially families, looking for a tasty Pollo a la Brasa.

Pollo a la Brasa is a delicious rotisserie chicken marinated and cooked with Peruvian spices, generally served with French fries, a side of salad and condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and aji sauce.

According to the Peruvian Poultry Association (APA), more than 50 percent of Peruvian diners choose the rotisserie chicken over seafood, fast-food and chifa (Peruvian-style Chinese food) meals.

In addition to Peru's Ceviche Day in June and Pisco Sour Day in February, the country now commemorates Pollo a la Brasa Day every third Sunday of July.

Peruvian food is not only flavors, smells, colors but also a feast of essences. All the ingredients involved in Peruvian food have made of it one of the most applauded in the world.

This has increased the yearning of diners to delight with the variety of dishes Peruvian food offers. These ingredients come from the different Peruvian regions and different culture influences such as Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Africans, and Japanese.


Published: 7/15/2012