Theirblemont Ingrid (Grid) is a French designer transplanted in Cusco. She has one of the most unique shops in the San Blas neighbourhood of Cusco. Surrounded by the antithesis of cool, her store is filled with her jewelry, local designs, and vintage finds. She won’t talk much about it, but her designs have been featured in numerous major fashion magazines.
An amazing designer and curator of cool, stowed away in a little city in Peru. Now to figure out how to bring her designs to Vancouver.
As a side note, her best friend (another a French transplant) in Cusco is the chef at La Boheme a few doors down. La Boheme is a fantastic creperie, another must eat in Cusco.
Cusco by night.
Cicciolina Restaurant - Cusco, Peru
Some of the most brilliant food I’ve ever experienced eating anywhere in the world.
Fresh bread with house made tomato sauce and olives to start, followed by stuffed squid on squid ink. Peruvian scallops grilled and served in their shells in a soy ginger reduction. Langui red trout grilled perfectly in coconut milk, chilli, and cilantro, with fried sweet potato gnocchi on wasabi and sesame cream. Finished with poached caramel apples with cinnamon ginger ice cream, and caramel and salted dark chocolate mouse.
This food is to die for. If you are ever in Cusco treat yourself and go to Cicciolina, especially after enduring the Machu Picchu Inca Trail.