The interior of Indigo Oscar is light and bright.

Indigo Oscar has the reputation of marrying vibrant Latin American flavours with excellent local produce. They are kicking things up a notch this winter with Aventuras Latinas, a series spotlighting unexplored food destinations. Head Chef Steve Finch and his team are taking diners on curated journey with Fiesta Con Amigos. a ten course share menu that will knock your socks off while remaining gentle on the hip pocket at $65 per person.

I was intrigued to hear that we would be sampling the best of Peru this month. My knowledge of Latin American cuisine is shocking, so I was keen to broaden my tastebuds’ horizons. What else is there to Peruvian cuisine besides ceviche?

The beautiful swordfish ceviche from Indigo Oscar

A lot, actually.  While the traditional food is centered around corn, potatoes and legumes, Peru has an interesting history of cultural intermingling. Modern Peruvian cuisine is the product of influences from the Spanish conquistadors, European settlers and Chinese immigrants. So if you like fusion food, Peruvian food will likely be up your alley.

Fiesta Con Amigos presents this diversity brilliantly. The tostadas were light and crunchy, and featured both baby corn and corn kernels. This was a stark contrast to the full-bodied, smokey, salted fish dip that had us all reaching for more. And of course, there was ceviche. Swordfish ceviche, to be exact. The dense texture of the fish stood up well to the acidic marinade, delivering a zingy bite that’s tender yet structured.

Indigo Oscar's barramundi with yellow pepper sauce

My favourite dish was the barramundi with Amarillo leche de Tigre. The bright yellow sauce was sweet with a gentle caress of spice. I found myself mopping up every last drop because I couldn’t get enough! The second main, the scotch fillet, was delightfully hearty with a tomato and soy based sauce. The richness was contrasted with pops of sweet acidity from the garnish. I was well and truly satiated after these mains, even if I did share them.

Indigo Oscar's scotch fillet with tomato and soy sauce.

Indigo Oscar takes advantage of its prime location by Cottesloe Beach. The light wooden interiors were gloriously drenched in sunshine from the windows that are wrapped around the venue. There are stunning views of ocean from most seats in the restaurant. This is the place you have to go with chosen family. I can see myself enjoying a gossipy lunch with my bestie then recovering from the food coma while luxuriating in the warmth in comfortable, companionable silence.

The gorgeous view at Indigo Oscar

The bright warmth goes beyond the aesthetics. The service is friendly and eager to assist with every request. A special shout out to Flo, who despite being bombarded with ten million questions, had everything under control and was the perfect intermediary between the kitchen and us.

You too can journey to Peru – but be quick! Flights to Peru end 30th June and will be redirected to Colombia in July. Book your adventure now.

Thank you for the invite, Indigo Oscar. We can’t wait to see what else you cook up this winter!