A seated dinner. Guests are welcome to BYOB wine and beer; we will also have bottles for sale.
Celebrate Black History Month at 18 Reasons with a five-course feast featuring traditional Afro-Peruvian dishes from the coastal region of Peru. Prepared lovingly by our resident Peruvian chef, Nico Vera, the meal will be peppered with his stories about the traditions and history of Peru’s Creole culture while we play Afro-Peruvian music on the radio.
Anticuchos de Camarones — shrimp kebabs marinated in aji panca, vinegar, and lime juice
Escabeche de Pollo — fried chicken drumsticks pickled in a sweet & sour sauce, with leaf greens & sweet potatoes
Cau Cau — slow cooked beef tripe stew with aji amarillo & yellow potatoes, topped with hierbabuena
Carapulcra — smoky & earthy dehydrated potato & pork stew with aji panca & red wine, with peanuts, salsa criolla, and cilantro
Suspiro Limeño — sweet & creamy manjar blanco topped with a meringue cloud & cinnamon dust
Please note: special dietary needs cannot be accommodated for this dinner; menu items cannot be omitted or substituted.
Born in Peru and based in San Francisco, California, Nico Vera is the founder, chef, mixologist, writer, and photographer for Pisco Trail. As a regular teacher and guest chef at 18 Reasons, his pop-up dinners and classes are a gastronomical tour of Peru’s criollo cuisine and its unique culinary history. Visit Pisco Trail’s calendar for a preview of upcoming events, or explore cocktails and recipes that are a 500 year fusion of Inca, Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese ingredients and cultures. In addition to the blog, you can follow Pisco Trail’s adventures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.