‘Divine Sin’ to entice Apec leaders in Lima

November 22nd, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Lima, Nov 22 (DPA) When leaders of the 21 economies that comprise the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum formally launch their annual meeting Saturday, their greatest temptation might well be “Divine Sin.”The “Divine Sin” in question is actually a cocktail that Peruvian expert Eladio Espinoza has created from two products that Peru is most proud of: Pisco, a liquor and chirimoya, a type of custard apple.

Apec leaders were to be offered the treat at lunch and dinner.

“All its ingredients are ecological, with a low content of alcohol, sugars and lactose, so that they can be taken by people who suffer from intolerance to lactose or diabetes,” Espinoza said.

Peru, whose prestige in gastronomy is on a remarkable rise, sees the Apec summit as a chance to further enhance its reputation.

The dinner that Peruvian President Alan Garcia is to host for about 2,000 guests will have a wide range of cuisine that will seek to cater to the cultural and religious diversity of Apec delegations.

About 250 chefs will be in charge of the formal dinner.

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