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Ceviche

Ceviche is an extremely popular coastal seafood dish in Central and South America.  It is made with raw  fish that is “cooked” in citrus juices (lime or lemon) and spiced with aji (chili peppers).   It is often mixed with onions and served with complementing sides, such as sweet potato, lettuce, corn, avocado or plantain. The origins … Continue reading

Tiradito

Tiradito is a popular Peruvian appetizer that reflects how Japanese cuisine has influenced Peruvian cooking. It is prepared with sashimi-style fresh fish that is marinated with lime juice. Tiradito is similar to ceviche, but the fish isn’t diced into cubes and no onions are used. Both are typically garnished with boiled potatoes and Peruvian corn. … Continue reading

Peruvian Cooking Class – Lunch

The main thing I wanted to do when planning a few days around Lima was to take a Peruvian cooking class. I was initially intrigued by Peruvian cuisine after visiting a few restaurants in New York: Lima’s Taste (weirdly on Cinco de Mayo years ago because it was “close enough to Mexican” when all Mexican … Continue reading

La Cerveceria, NYC

La Cerveceria Chef: René Ibarra Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: East Village Price: all plates are under $20 Phone: 212-777-6965 Address: 65 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Hours: Mon-Thurs 3pm-12am, Frid-Sat 2pm-3am, Sun 2pm-12am Located on a busy stretch of Second Avenue amidst numerous bars and eateries, La Cerveceria is a Latin American/Peruvian restaurant that serves up … Continue reading

Panca, NYC

Panca Chef: Emmanuel Piqueras Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: West Village Price: $20-25 entrées, $10-15 appetizers Phone: 212-488-3900 Address: 92 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10014 In honor of an upcoming trip to Peru (and Bolivia) my travel mates and I decided to learn a bit more about the famed Peruvian cuisine and visit a Peruvian restaurant here … Continue reading

Respite, NYC

Respite Cuisine: American Nouveau, Asian Fusion, Global Eclectic Neighborhood: Midtown East Price: Appetizers under $15, Entrées $15-$30 Phone: 212-755-2470 Address: 247 East 50th, NY, NY 10022 Hours: Kitchen Daily: 5pm-12am Bar Daily: 5pm-2am In the spirit of adventurous eating and meeting new people, Jen, Herman and I signed up for a dinner at Respite through … Continue reading