Welcome to El Fogon!
Bringing you the best in Peruvian and Latin-American Cuisine in Toronto
Peru is best known for it's archaeological treasures, woven textiles, and ancient pottery. However, Peru is also well known for it's splendid cuisine, which also parallels Peru's historic social and cultural formation.
Peru's extra-ordinarily diverse cuisine began with the pre-Columbian cultures. From then on, with the immigration of people from the eastern world came a gradual but savoury culinary evolution. Peruvian cuisine is an exquisite fusion of Native Peruvian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and African ingredients, recipes and tastes.
The climate and ecology also varies dramatically within the country, offering a broad array of ingredients to Peruvian cuisine. From the riches of the sea, to the tropical vegetation of the Amazon, to the variety of tubers, grains and maize of the fertile valleys fed by the rivers that descend from the snow-covered Andes.
El Fogón Restaurant invites you to discover
the exquisite and age-old tastes of Peru.
Every type of food from around the globe can be found in Toronto, with its diverse population of more than five million (more than 40% of whom are foreign born). In this multicultural metropolis a visitor can explore exotic dishes from all over the world cooked with the authenticity of the place of origin. Hamburgers and pizzas are fine but why not venture into the fusion of cultures that contemporary Peruvian cuisine represents. At El Fogon restaurant on 543 St Clair West we bring you the most popular appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and deserts that Peru has to offer.
Read about the National Symbols of Peru.
Something about Peru
Peru is South America's third largest country, covering 1,285,215 sq. km., and can be divided into three distinct geographic regions. The best known of these is the central high sierra of the Andes, with its massive peaks, steep canyons, and extraordinary pre Columbian archaeological sites. The Andes are still one of the world's most unstable mountain ranges, with frequent earthquakes, landslides, and flash floods. Despite such instability, the Andes are also the site of the most fascinating pre-Columbian cities of South America-like the great city of the clouds, Machu Picchu. More about Peru
Who's that crazy monkey? Who's that big spider? And what about the weird hummingbird? They have come to symbolize Peru and are featured in almost anything Peruvian (Yes, we have the hummingbird on our business card.) They are the Nazca lines and are as famous as Machu Picchu.