Afro-Peruvian Creole Cuisine

Friday, February 9, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer.
Celebrate Black History Month at 18 Reasons with a hands-on cooking class featuring traditional Afro-Peruvian dishes from the coastal region of Peru. Tonight’s class is inspired by last year's successful pop-up dinner by our resident Peruvian chef Nico Vera. This time, you'll learn how to cook these dishes, guided by Nico's culinary experience and his stories about 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 — chicken drumsticks pickled in a sweet & sour sauce, served with with leaf greens & sweet potatoes
Carapulcra — smoky & earthy dehydrated potato & pork stew with aji panca & red wine, peanuts, salsa criolla, and cilantro
Arroz con Leche — sweet & creamy milk pudding topped with cinnamon dust
Born in Peru and based in San Francisco, California, Nico Vera is the founder, chef, mixologist, writer, and photographer for Pisco Trail. As the resident Peruvian chef at 18 Reasons since 2011, 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 TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
(Photo courtesy of Nico Vera)